Data centres in the heart of Europe

While the poker game that is Brexit continues, with no one quite sure of the outcome, the importance of establishing a data centre presence somewhere within mainland Europe has, perhaps, never been greater. UK organisations who wish to maintain their international ‘credibility’, alongside non-European businesses looking to establish or protect their EU credentials, need to investigate the data centre possibilities of the Euro zone.

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.

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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