Global Cloud Index projects Cloud traffic to represent 95 percent of total data centre traffic by 2021

Cisco has released the seventh annual Cisco® Global Cloud Index (2016-2021). The updated report focuses on data center virtualization and cloud computing, which have become fundamental elements in transforming how many business and consumer network services are delivered.

Keeping the lights on is preventing IT departments from focusing on the customer experience

Digital transformation trends mean that businesses are focusing more heavily on their customers and are using technology to improve their experience. However, IT departments remain bogged down in day-to-day activities and the need to keep the lights on, which is preventing teams focusing on how they can help drive improvements to the customer experience.

Asperitas opens datacentre pop-up showcase location in French TIER IV datacentre

Asperitas opened an Immersed Computing® showcase location in France in December 2017 in collaboration with a local partner. An Immersed Computing AIC24 module has been deployed in a TIER IV datacentre environment to function as a showcase for the French market. The datacentre is serving a global player from the financial industry. The pop-up showcase location will be available to visitors until the end of February 2018.

MPower secures UPS maintenance contract for North Wales Police

Leading provider of uninterruptible power supplies, MPower UPS part of the CENTIEL Group, has been appointed to manage UPS maintenance at North Wales Police and Fire Service.  MPower will now look after North Wales Police’s head-quarters in Colwyn Bay and district head-quarters at Caernarfon and Wrexham plus the UPS at Rhyl Fire Station.

Asperitas is launching referral program to connect with datacentre and cloud innovators

Asperitas, developer of the innovative Immersed Computing® technology, has started the new year with a new initiative: the Asperitas referral program. In 2017 the Dutch company launched their first product, the AIC24, after two years of development of the Immersed Computing technology. They have a clear mission: greening datacentres and facilitating emerging technologies anywhere. After a year with many successes and first datacentre projects their ambition for this year is bold: reaching all the innovators in the cloud and datacentre industry with their mission.

365 days to build Africa’s first hyperscale data centre

The end of 2017 marks the completion of Africa’s first hyperscale data centre, JB2-Bredell. Owned and operated by Africa’s largest and only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco, the Bredell Hyperscale Data Centre Facility located in Bredell features over 24 MW of power and 6000m² of technical deployment space and is the largest commercial data centre in operation in Africa. The record-breaking build brings with it much anticipation as the continent sees more and more technology giants choosing to colocate to Africa.

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