Thursday, October 19, 2017


Weekly Roundup: Microsoft to build Dublin power station, Startup opens one of Australia’s largest DCs, ‘Death of the data centre’ not a real threat



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

Data centre infrastructure equipment revenues hit $30bn, Microsoft, Dell EMC, Cisco and HPE lead sector
Uptime Institute launches edge data centre Tier-Ready scheme
Industry relief as ‘death of the data centre’ hailed as not a threat, debate should instead focus on what data centres will be needed in the future
Nominations open for the Data Economy Global 30 under 30

North America News

Gelato, banana, storage. Minions ramp up data centre infrastructure with Western Digital
Meet Marea, Facebook and Microsoft’s latest attempt to boost internet traffic and connect the oceans
DataBank reinforces compliance portfolio with new acquisition
Data demands are skyrocketing! Here’s how companies cope
Building trust with blockchain
Qualcomm Extends Cash Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of NXP

Asia-Pacific News

One Belt One Net. Asian tycoon invests $5bn to set up data centre company
Hyperscale startup opens one of Australia’s largest data centres to date
APDC takeover offer lapsed
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Readies for its Next Growth Phase in Singapore
Warburg Pincus heads $180m investment round of Chinese data centre developer

Central – Latin America News

Google has now cloud data centres in all global regions apart from Africa

European News

Microsoft to build Dublin power station as Irish capital struggles to power booming $10bn data centre industry
Wipro lands seven-year data centre and cloud services contract
Keppel invests over $100m in Dublin data center expansion
Irish Gov’t studying new data centre planning laws to avoid another Apple-like PR disaster
Datacloud Ireland 2017: Minister of State reaffirms government’s commitment to launch new data centre planning regime in wake of Apple’s $1bn data centre delay to ‘build a new Ireland’
Multicloud business strategy relies on staff skills and expanding investments
The UK Government Says It Wants to Move to the Cloud…Here’s Why It’s Not Happening Yet

Middle East & Africa News

African leaders’ call for action demands data centre construction boom