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Green Mountain continues expansion of its data centre in Oslo region

For the second time this year, Green Mountain starts new construction work at its data center facility in Enebakk outside Oslo. A new 10 MW data center will be completed by September 2024. Almost half of the capacity is already dedicated to a new international customer.

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Raxio launches Ethiopian flagship

Tier III certified carrier-neutral facility in Addis Ababa provides cutting-edge infrastructure to support the region’s ambition for digital inclusion.

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Tier IV Onix Data Centre in Ghana connects to Angola Cables Network

The facility currently has 170, 3kW and 5kW racks and a pod of 50 racks available for individual clients wanting to share infrastructure and reduce costs.

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Vertiv trends forecast sees intense focus on AI enablement and energy management

Intense, urgent demand for artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities – and the dueling pressure to reduce energy consumption, costs and greenhouse gas emissions – loom large over the data centre industry heading into 2024.

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nLighten expands presence in Europe

nLighten acquires Gyro Center and enters the Dutch market.

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Equinix uses AI to increase energy efficiency by up to 9% in its Frankfurt data centre

The AI-based cooling system implemented in FR6 with energy intelligence startup etalytics had significant effects on the data center’s carbon footprint with an increase in energy efficiency by up to 9% of the data center infrastructure. Due to the promising results of the pilot project, the cooperation is being expanded as a first step across nearly all IBX data centers in Frankfurt.

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Colt DCS expands German presence with third Frankfurt hyperscale data centre

Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has commenced the construction of its third state-of-the-art data centre in Frankfurt, Germany. Recognising Germany's pivotal role as a digital business hub with essential infrastructure for seamless internet traffic across Europe and beyond, Colt DCS has strategically chosen to continue to invest in the Frankfurt market in order meet customer demand.

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Teraco commences CT2 expansion, increasing critical IT load to 50MW

Teraco: A Digital Realty Company, Africa’s largest interconnection hub and vendor-neutral data centre provider, has announced a 30 megawatt (MW) expansion of its CT2 hyperscale data centre facility in Brackenfell, Cape Town, South Africa. The expansion is scheduled for completion in early 2025 and will incorporate the latest environmentally sustainable cooling and water management designs.

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Open Access Data Centres launches Phase Two in Isando

With its Phase One development having reached over 90% capacity, Open Access Data Centres (OADC) is readying a larger Phase Two - due to launch in Q1 2024 - at the Isando ICT hub.

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Equinix announces JINX, Johannesburg Internet Exchange

The announcement of JINX comes as numerous service providers begin striking agreements with Equinix ahead of new US$160M Johannesburg data center opening.

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Security and compliance concerns drive upward trend in data centre investment

Telehouse's latest study reveals 61% of IT decision-makers are gearing up for higher investments in data centres.

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Teraco completes Durban data centre expansion to double existing facility capacity

Teraco: A Digital Realty Company, has completed the expansion project at its DB1 facility – the largest data centre in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Explaining the relevance of data centre carbon reporting

A new white paper from the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) talks through Scope 1, 2 & 3 requirements and provides examples of reports from the tech sector.

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Data centre market is expected to reach US$ 279 Billion by 2032

Fact.MR predicts that the global data center market is expected to reach a valuation of roughly US$ 77 billion by 2022.

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MainOne expands Cote d’Ivoire footprint

This expansion aims to further empower digital transformation, foster innovation, and support the ever-increasing demand for data processing, storage, and connectivity in Cote d’Ivoire and Francophone West Africa.

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Videos

Torbjørn Laursen, Inventor of Inergen, discusses the environmental and cost-saving benefits of the Inergen fire extinguishing system, and also explains how Fire Eater’s Inergen System offers several special advantages for data centre owners and operators.
Pathway CEO, Zuzanna Stamirowska, discusses her journey to the IT industry – one which brought her to the world of data analytics and AI, and which ultimately inspired her to launch her own company. Zuzanna shares her experiences along the way, offering advice as to how organisations can best focus on equality and diversity, and also explains how Pathway’s real-time data processing solution works.
Danny Quinn, MD of DataVita, explains how the company, working with Posetiv, examined the carbon intensity of Europe’s major data centre markets, highlighting how this carbon intensity could be massively reduced by moving data centres to greener energy locations.
Ryan Kovar, Distinguished Security Strategist and Leader of SURGe at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s 2023 CISO Report – with AI being seen as both a cybersecurity opportunity and threat, CISOs receiving more recognition, concerned over security tool sprawl and seen as enablers of cross-department collaboration. Ryan also offers some great insights as to how companies need to get the balance right when it comes to focusing on both preventing cyber attacks and addressing the consequences of a data breach – with extortion-ware a growing threat.

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