Thursday, October 19, 2017


Weekly Roundup: Microsoft to add capacity at ALL its data centres, Google to open India DC in 2017, 70% of businesses use 2, 5 colocation providers



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

HPE set to cut 5,000 jobs – report
Microsoft to add capacity at ALL its data centres in major cloud push against Google, AWS
Cyxtera launches partner program built on its 57 global data centres
Exclusive: 7 in 10 businesses use 2 to 5 colocation providers marking the birth of the hybrid data centre era

North America News

$70m edge data centre opens in downtown Montreal
Mark Zuckerberg to sell up to $12bn worth of Facebook shares
Data center beast Switch eyes $500m IPO
Schneider Electric premiers EcoStruxure from 1,000 data centres
Google (finally) launches Cloud IoT Core to help manage edge computing devices
Investment in data centres tops $18.2bn in H1 2017 alone making this year a record breaking one for the US sector
A deafening cybersecurity wake-up call: What will it take to answer?

Asia-Pacific News

Toshiba sells $18bn memory business to private equity consortium that includes Apple and Dell
Hyundai drives connected car revolution with IoT data centre opening
Google’s India cloud data center to open before the end of 2017
MIT goes global with data centre investments

Central – Latin America News

This Caribbean island is building a Tier 3 data centre in response to destroyer hurricanes

European News

Irish gov’t set to install fast-track planning for data centres
Colt taps into data centre in former NATO campus to ramp up financial customers reach
NTT, Dell EMC team up for Microsoft Azure application testing lab
UK businesses are doing their data centre network investments all wrong
Virtus Data Centres to build London’s largest data centre campus
Alibaba eyes London and Sweden for second European cloud data centre
Why you need a file system storage architecture, and what to look for

Middle East & Africa News

AWS to open cloud data centres in the Middle East by 2019