Monday, October 23, 2017


Weekly roundup: Sweden home to first AWS Nordic data centre, ISIS real threat to data centres, $34bn in IPOs, and Facebook’s 146-acre campus



World News

Exclusive. ISIS cyberterrorist attack on data centres a real threat
Equinix en route to $18bn CAPEX with five DC openings on the pipeline
$34bn have been raised in IPOs worldwide since the beginning of 2017
Voice of the Enterprise. Only 2 in 10 organisations have a cloud-first strategy
Huawei, Global Switch forge partnership to build modular data centres

 

North America News

HPE closes ES, CSC merger that will deliver $13.5bn in extra value
NASA teaches a lesson to other US gov’t agencies
Facebook could be about to announce a 146-acre data centre campus
OVH to acquire VMware’s vCloud Air business
DuPont Fabros Technology to open 46MW data centre in Canada
Infomart unveils plan to push Dallas data centre to more than 2 million sqf
Project Raven. Facebook behind massive 146-acre Nebraska data centre
Dallas, Washington DC top US colocation revenues with Equinix, Digital Realty as data centre frontrunners

 

Asia-Pacific News

Microsoft Azure customers hit by data centre outage
Google to build Australia, South East Asia submarine cable
Hong Kong home to new PCCW Global-Keppel International Carrier Exchange
Tokyo bets on cloud driven technologies to lure foreign investment

 

Central – Latin America News

Sources. Telefonica turns to German rival to expand cloud capacity

 

European News

Britain’s closest data centre to EU border after Brexit breaks ground
AWS to launch cloud region in Sweden with three data centres
Technical Real Estate buys Acxiom Data Centre
Data centre energy efficiency (still) out of control
Zenium breaks ground on Frankfurt DC, eyes ‘new opportunities worldwide’

 

Middle East & Africa News

MTN opens Kenya data centre with Microsoft right by its side