Thursday, September 21, 2017


Weekly Roundup: ‘Major incident’ declared at Fujitsu data centre, UK data centre business goes into administration, Apple to build $1.4bn data center in Iowa



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

Motor, tech giants in Edge Computing Consortium to speed car revolution
Law firm forms data center, cloud army deployed across the world
Google signals end of one cloud fits all with world’s first tiered cloud network

 

North America News

‘24x7xForever’. IO to break ground on 600,000 sqf data center in October
DCN’s board approves data center expansion that will increase capacity by 6x
CoreSite adds Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute from Silicon Valley to Chicago
Cisco snaps next-generation data center startup for $320m
Rackspace, VMware eclipse cloud migration hardships with SDDC integration
Ex- KPMG auditor joins large DC infrastructure advisory firm
Anexio enters Los Angeles market with enterprise DC services acquisition
Microsoft, Red Hat make their biggest joint bet on containers to date
Sacramento ends dependence on San Francisco’s DCs for internet peering
Apple moving into Iowa with data center investment against Microsoft, Google
US cloud industry could lose up to $10bn by 2020
CenturyLink bets on converged, SDDC roadmap for cloud business

 

Asia-Pacific News

CITIC Telecom CPC closes in on Chinese rivals with large Beijing data center
Sonata Software posts positive Q1 2018 following Microsoft partnership
‘Major incident’ declared at Fujitsu data centre
Alibaba breaks 1m cloud customers barrier as quarter revenues top $360m
Is IBM going to abandon its Sydney data centre?
Deutsche Telekom’s business signs into 130,000 sqf Istanbul data center
Canberra Data Centres breaks ground on $150m hub, its largest to date

 

Central – Latin America News

History’s 1st subsea link between Africa, South America begins construction

 

European News

Northern Sweden’s largest data center readies to triple capacity
Former UBS Investment Bank MD joins advisory board of blockchain player
European Colocation Data Centres Set For Record 20% Growth In 2017
BigTec, Elastifile partner to advance cross-cloud data fabric architectures
‘Cash constraints’ throw UK cloud data centre business into administration
Equinix, Nasdaq close Atlantic equity data gap with London data center
France closes €900m in country’s largest optical fibre PPP ever
Apple to build $1.4bn data center in Iowa
European businesses at risk by failing IT infrastructure practices

 

Middle East & Africa News

France-IX lands second major African telco deployment in 10 days