Monday, October 23, 2017

Weekly Roundup: Google’s $30bn cloud empire, Silicon Valley chiefs head OVH US, Mega data centres heading to Germany, Virginia, Brazil

World News

Google’s cloud CAPEX hits $30bn with more to come as giant plans 10 DCs
This is the year when we will hit an all-time high of 8.6 million active DCs
Microsoft, AWS, IBM, HPE join growing hybrid cloud alliance
Schneider Electric proves edge computing is HERE with micro data centre launch
We START you UP. International program launches to help startups reap the benefits of cloud tech 
Schneider Electric ups data centre game with latest blow on cooling costs


North America News

CenturyLink data centres new owners set up $1.3bn leveraged loan to counterattack US gov’t tax plans
CenturyLink, Level 3 shareholders ‘overwhelmingly approve’ $34bn merger
Intel-backed Cloudera files for $4.1bn IPO
HPE spends $1bn in its latest all-flash data centre push
Here’s how Equinix plans to finance its $3.6bn Verizon data centre acquisition
Citrix’s valuation rockets to $13.3bn after sale talks emerge
OVH just formed a WHOLE new executive board with Silicon Valley heavyweights
Oak Hill Capital Partners merges FirstLight Fiber with Sovernet Communications to form a 225,000 sqf data centre operator
Digital Realty invests $22m into one of the US’ fastest growing tech markets
Virginia to get $2bn data centre investment to bring US-EU closer together


Asia-Pacific News

Time dotCom to invest $62m in large Thai telco in pursue of data centre, network expansion
Flexenclosure links Palau to the rest of the world in fiber first
Aussie data centre turns Australia’s first ever Tier IV Fault Tolerant facility
Singtel, Microsoft forge cloud partnership
TCCtech expands in Thailand amid explosive data centre demand


Central – Latin America News

Brazil’s Ascenty secures $190m to become one of LATAM’s giant data centre operators


European News

Exclusive. Private real estate fund to build 420,000 sqf data centre in Frankfurt
What does Google and Playboy have in common?
Amazon readies launch of ‘multi-million Euro’ renewable energy competition to power UK, Ireland data centres
GDPR leads to new data centre builds in Germany and France
Denmark’s left calls for temporary BAN on new data centres over ‘disastrous’ renewable energy policy
Telehouse launches multi-cloud connectivity exchange with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Dutch Cloud and Denit merge in managed cloud SaaS drive
Brexit? ‘Major US international bank’ signs 10-year contract with Europe’s largest data centre campus (which happens to be in the UK) 
Europe’s first Facebook-like open lab dedicated to open compute and open stack technologies launches in London
Brexit turns overseas data centre rivals into partners
OCP revolution makes waves with Dutch enterprise data centre provider
Cisco director leaves to become key alliances head for Commvault
OCP revolution makes waves with Dutch enterprise data centre provider


Middle East & Africa News

Intel shifts into top gear with Mobileye $15.3bn acquisition to make cars data centres on wheels
Teraco grabs one of Africa’s highest EVER level of funding to build the continent’s largest data centre footprint
SAP’s UAE investment tops $650m with new cloud data centre on the way