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.





The channel is ideally placed to deliver the intelligent future of cloud

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has vastly expanded in the past couple of years, Gartner reports an $11 billion increase in spending on cloud system infrastructure services in the past year alone.  While many end user organisations still perceive IaaS as a colossal move from what is considered a ‘traditional IT infrastructure setup’, Apay Obang-Oyway, Director Cloud and Software, UK&I at Ingram Micro, suggests that IaaS is central to realising the intelligent future of the cloud, and the channel is ideally placed to deliver it.


Astellas Pharma chooses Verizon

Astellas Pharma Inc. has selected Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Secure Cloud Interconnect solution to simply and securely connect to and manage its Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployments. Secure Cloud Interconnect will enhance the centralized governance of Astellas’ IT systems, providing secure, reliable access to its various cloud-hosted global applications, whilst also giving Astellas the flexibility to quickly expand its overall cloud deployment to support future growth.




JPIX expands Tokyo data centre presence with Colt Data Centre Services

JPIX (Japan Internet Exchange), one of the country’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operators, is expanding its presence to Colt DCS’ Tokyo Shiohama carrier-neutral data centre. Colt DCS has enjoyed years of strong growth across Asia, and is now expanding its connectivity capabilities to serve its customers’ requirement for optimal network solutions.




Equinix expands interconnect opportunities

Equinix has introduced the next phase in the evolution of its global platform through the direct physical and virtual connection of its International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers around the world, enabling customers to connect on demand to any other customer from any Equinix location.





Datacenter.com completes first phase of green Amsterdam colo data centre

Datacenter.com, a recently established European colocation data center provider that paid over $500,000 to buy its domain name while planning a targeted global roll-out of large-scale colocation data centers globally, has completed the first phase of its flagship data center in Amsterdam, Datacenter.com AMS1. This highly energy-efficient facility features a unique data center setup with indirect adiabatic cooling technologies while achieving a calculated pPUE figure of 1.04.



Six Degrees wins Cloud Company of the Year at 2017 SVC Awards

Six Degrees, UK based cloud managed service provider, has been awarded Cloud Company of the Year at the 2017 Storage, Virtualisation and Cloud (SVC) Awards. Six Degrees delivers multi-tenant, private and hybrid cloud solutions coupled with an expansive range of internal expertise to assist customers on their journey to the cloud.




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