Thursday, November 23, 2017

Weekly Roundup: Equinix CEO on the next 10 years, Microsoft lays off thousands of staff, Google to open Luxembourg data centre

The main stories that made the week’s top headlines across the globe on data centres, cloud, data, emerging technology and markets, and much more.

World News

Cloud wars drive Microsoft to lay off thousands of staff
Cloud to overtake traditional DCs as infrastructure spending soars to $40bn


North America News

EarthLink exec in charge of $1.1bn merger named Rackspace CFO
Colt appoints new Chief Information Security Officer as €200m investment plan speeds up
GTT Comms acquires Global Capacity, grows data centre footprint to 41
Veeam, Nutanix target $7.5bn hyper-converged infrastructure market


Asia-Pacific News

Australian giant closer to $1.66bn sale?
Equinix’s Sidney data centre turns APAC hub for global cloud provider
China Telecom to expand hosting footprint in Hong Kong and USA
Southeast Asia data centre market to more than double by 2021


Central – Latin America News

Odata to invest $100m in Colombian data centres
Axtel launches $68m Mexican data centre investment plan
Cloud Carib announces aggressive data centre expansion across LATAM


European News

Google to build €1bn data centre in Luxembourg – reports
Daisy’s Osborne gets new job as executive chairman of Databarracks
H&M Proves Purpose Of Global Retailers In Data Centre Management
Decision on Apple Irish data centre delayed (again)
OVH’s multi-billion Dollar global expansion lands German data centre
California companies to test self-driving car technology on Luxembourg 5G and data centre networks
Equinix’s Shark Tank in Amsterdam data centre proves industry’s role in helping startups
Google European data centres to be fed Norwegian wind power from September
Google buys data centre power from Netherlands’ largest solar energy park


Middle East & Africa News

Sonatel opens 38,000 sqf data centre in Senegal
African Development Bank to fund Cape Verde data centre