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.

DigiPlex data centre to heat 10,000 Stockholm households

DigiPlex, the leading Nordic data centre operator, and Stockholm Exergi (formerly Fortum Värme), the leading heating and cooling supplier of Stockholm, Sweden, have signed a large-scale heat reuse agreement. The agreement is the world’s first where an already operational data centre with an indirect evaporative air-to-air cooling solution, will be retrofitted to recover excess heat for the local district heating system. The agreement corresponds to heating up to 10,000 modern residential apartments.

Telstra expands in the Middle East

Telstra is expanding its business in the Middle East with the Telstra Programmable Network soon to be available via a new point of presence (PoP) in Dubai in addition to a new office in the city-state. The new PoP will offer flexible and dynamic access to Telstra’s high bandwidth, low latency and secure network to support businesses operating in the region.

Posti selects Tieto as its data centre and cloud services IT partner

Finland’s postal service Posti and Tieto have agreed on a partnership covering data centre and cloud services with the objective of modernising Posti’s IT infrastructure. Responding to a changing industry landscape, Posti focuses on improving both quality and customer experience. The cooperation supports Posti’s business-oriented solutions.

INTERNET MULTIFEED expands Tokyo data centre presence with Colt DCS

Japan’s leading Internet Exchange, JPNAP, operated by INTERNET MULTIFEED will extend their peering fabric into Colt DCS’ Tokyo Shiohama  datacentre. The partnership is testament to Colt DCS’ commitment to expand its portfolio. It will enable their customers to directly connect to one of Asia’s leading Internet Exchanges and exchange IP traffic, and “peer,” with JPNAP’s customers, including Internet Service Providers (ISPs), CATV carriers, content and cloud providers.

REN inaugurates Riba De Ave data centre

REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais - has inaugurated the Riba de Ave data centre, an infrastructure which allows to significantly strengthen the security of the Security Telecommunications Network (RTS – Rede de Telecomunicações de Segurança) and of the remaining critical information systems of the National Transmission Network operated by the electricity network.

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