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.

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.

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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