Saturday, November 25, 2017

Weekly Roundup: World’s largest data center goes to Norway, Data center M&As top over $13bn in H1, Edge computing 2 to 5 years from massive adoption

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

World’s 2 to 5 years away from mass adoption of edge computing technologies
A 14,500Km subsea cable linking to Guam has just been brought online
History’s 1st subsea link between Africa, LATAM is being created right now


North America News

Amazon founder loses whooping $2bn as Trump, North Korea tension grows
Docker valuation hits $1.3bn amid fresh funding round
eStruxture Data Centers to expand Canadian cloud footprint
Facebook to build $750m Ohio data centre
Intel CEO leaves Trump’s council following Charlottesville response
Barracuda expands data protection portfolio for AWS migration
Trump ends business councils over Charlottesville backlash
Expedient expands Indiana data center over IaaS boom
Cloud accelerator opens PoP at CoreSite’s hurricane-proof Miami data center
Data Centre M&A Set For Record ‘Wild Year’ As Deals Top Over $13bn
DataBank to expand Minnesota data center
Texas readies for new 11-acre data center with robotics R&D hub
Nasdaq expands services with two data centers


Asia-Pacific News

China’s gov’t sets up work group to get Apple’s $1bn data centre off the ground
Microsoft Azure to launch gov’t cloud data centres in Australia
NextDC secures nearly $500m for expansion
Equinix grows Hong Kong footprint to answer city’s fintech demand


Central – Latin America News

LATAM’s interconnection bandwidth set for world’s fastest CAGR


European News

Immersed cooling startup, HPC provider partner in push for edge computing
Former UBS Investment Bank MD joins advisory board of blockchain player
Norway lands ‘world’s largest’ data centre at 1,000 MW, 6.5 million sqf 
Pulsant acquires compliance, security and cloud automation provider
Rackspace launches GDPR-compliant cybersecurity portfolio
BT, Dell EMC take on DC switches to advance network traffic management
Oslo hyperscale data center site lands 45MW blockchain contract


Middle East & Africa News

Djibouti Telecom turns to South Europe to boost content traffic in Africa
Abu Dhabi Investment Group to invest $5bn in subsea cables