Data Center

A data center is a network of (cloud) computing and storage resources enabling the delivery and processing of software applications and data storage. A datacenter consists of a network infrastructure including connectivity to external networks, a storage infrastructure to store applications and data and computing power infrastructure in the form of (virtual) CPU’s and memory. All these components are housed in a single location where hardware equipment is located in racks supported by power supplies. In this category you find our news articles about datacenters.

Western Digital Unveils Two New Families of NVMe SSDs For Today’s Data Center Workloads

The two new 96-layer 3D flash NVMe SSD families launched by Western Digital, Ultrastar DC SN640 and Ultrastar DC SN340, are purpose-built for either mixed-use-case workloads or very read-intensive applications, respectively.

Immersion Cooling Company Submer Moves HQs from Spain to ‘Data Center Alley’ in US

Submer Technologies, an data center immersion cooling company from Barcelona, Spain, has chosen Ashburn, Virginia, in the heart of ‘Data Center Alley’ as the location for its new headquarters in the United States.

Dell’Oro Group: 400 Gbps Switch Port Shipments to Surpass 15 M Switch Ports by...

400 Gbps switch port shipments are forecast to surpass 15 M switch ports by 2023, according to a recently published report by Dell'Oro Group. The 100 Gbps ports are expected to peak in 2020 but still comprise more than 30 percent of data center switch ports in the next five years.

Connected2Fiber Secures $5.3M in New Funding to Accelerate Further Growth

Connected2Fiber has closed a $5.3 million round of funding from Ascent Venture Partners, Osage Venture Partners, Nauta Capital, and NXT Ventures. Connected2Fiber plans to use this latest funding to accelerate growth through further investment in product development and go-to-market activities.

Rittal, Circle B Select maincubes AMS01 as New Data Center Location for European OCP...

Global data center vendor Rittal and Circle B (one of OCP’s first authorized channel partners in Europe for delivering OCP solutions) have selected the maincubes AMS01 data center for its proximity to Schiphol airport and the fact that it is “operated by a major independent and European data center supplier.”

Hurricane Electric Adds PoP in Pulsant’s South Gyle Data Center in Edinburgh, Scotland

Global IPv4 and IPv6 network provider Hurricane Electric has added a network Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Pulsant, a hybrid IT and cloud hosting provider. The new PoP, Hurricane Electric’s first in Scotland, is located at the Clocktower Estate, South Gyle Cresent, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 9LB.

Compass Datacenters Acquires Root Data Center

Compass Datacenters has acquired Root Data Center for an undisclosed sum of money. This is the company’s first acquisition after recently announcing their plan to develop up to $3 billion in new data center campuses.

DataBank Expands Its Pittsburgh PIT1 Edge Data Center

Data center, connectivity and managed services company DataBank, headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, TX, has announced the expansion of its Pittsburgh (PIT1) edge data center.

TierPoint Partners with Compass Datacenters on $20M Expansion of North Carolina Data Center

US data center and cloud solutions provider Tierpoint has announced plans to expand its data center in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park (RTP), in partnership with Compass Datacenters. The $20 million expansion plan calls for approximately 9,000 square feet of added office and support space.

Schneider Electric Unveils Enhanced Data Center Operations Services

Schneider Electric has announced the expansion of its data center solutions   portfolio with the introduction of their ‘Critical Facility Operations’ offers for data centers and other critical environments.

DDA Invited to Discuss Data Center Allocation Policy for Amsterdam

Following the announced data center construction stop in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA), in the municipalities of Amsterdam and Haarlemmermeer, the Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) in the end has been invited to think along with the AMA and help elaborate the new data center allocation policy in the Amsterdam area on behalf of the data center industry.

The Datacenter Group Acquires Data Centers From IaaS Company NovoServe

Netherlands-based The Datacenter Group (TDCG) has acquired the data center infrastructure of NovoServe in Doetinchem and Enschede, in the eastern part of the Netherlands. By selling its two data centers, Infrastructure-as-a-Service hosting provider NovoServe is able to apply focus to their international IaaS hosting activities, whilst TDCG expands its regional coverage.

Amsterdam Metropolitan Government Puts Stop to Establishment of New Data Centers

Effective immediately, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) has announced a stop to the establishment of new data centers in this region that includes Amsterdam and Haarlemmermeer.

Colocation Data Center Company DC BLOX Deploys SwiftStack to Power Cloud Storage

DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center provider, has deployed SwiftStack software to power its own multi-region, hyper-scale cloud storage service for their customers' business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) requirements.