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.

GDS Acquires Data Center Campus in Beijing, China for $109.9 Million

GDS Holdings Limited, developer and operator of “high-performance” data centers in China, has acquired a data center campus in the Shunyi district of, around 8 kilometers away from GDS’ existing Beijing 5 data center.

AMS-IX Expands Team, Hires New CFO and Senior Director Sales & Marketing

The AMS-IX has appointed Iris Vonk (48) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Mike Baron (43) as Senior Director Sales & Marketing.  

EdgeConneX Now Offers Azure ExpressRoute Service in Munich, Germany

Global edge data center solutions company, EdgeConneX, now allows German customers to connect to Microsoft Azure cloud hosting services by offering the Azure ExpressRoute service in EdgeConneX’s Munich Edge Data Center.

Data Center World 2020 Addresses Data Center Security Concerns

Data Center World, an Informa Tech-powered global conference for data centers, facilities, and IT infrastructure professionals, has announced new sessions addressing data center security concerns for its Data Center World 2020 event in the US.

Silicon Design Company NUVIA Opens Austin Office, Expands Leadership Team

NUVIA, a silicon design company for high-performance computing environments, will open new offices in Austin, Texas. In addition, NUVIA also announced the hiring of Jon Masters as Vice President of Software and Jon Carvill as Vice President of Marketing.

Expert Blog: Let’s Talk Honestly About Data Center Uptime

One of the most frequently cited pieces of information in a data center’s sales arsenal is their uptime percentage. It’s also near the top of a prospect’s list of questions to ask when evaluating the best data center for their needs. Read the HostingJournalist Expert Blog by Lisa Masiello.

GTT Aims to Sell Its Fiber Network and Data Center Infrastructure Business

GTT is seeking to sell its Infrastructure Division. This includes the company’s highly differentiated terrestrial pan-European fiber network, subsea transatlantic fiber and data center infrastructure that were part of the Interoute and Hibernia acquisitions in 2018 and 2016 respectively.

European Data Center Construction Company ICTroom Goes Bankrupt

ICTroom, a European data center construction and service management company headquartered in the Netherlands, has filed for bankruptcy. After further strengthening its central leadership team and its management team in Belgium earlier this year, the company didn’t manage to keep the business afloat.

Data Center Nikhef in the Netherlands Heats 720 Student Residences

Student housing agency DUWO will be able to heat another 720 student residences at the Amsterdam Science Park in the Netherlands, using heat from the Nikhef data center in Amsterdam.

NUVIA Closes $53M Funding Round to Invent New Silicon Design for Data Centers

NUVIA has announced the close of its Series A funding round raising $53 million. The funding round was co-led by prominent Silicon Valley investors Capricorn Investment Group, Dell Technologies Capital, Mayfield, WRVI Capital, with additional participation from Nepenthe.

Extreme Networks Announces New Fabric Automation Capabilities for Data Centers

Extreme Networks has announced the release of new capabilities for its Extreme Fabric Automation software, available as part of their Extreme Data Center Fabric. These new capabilities are meant to augment enterprise IT teams and reduce human error.

Hosting Company Evocative Embraces Immersion Cooling in Its Data Centers

Evocative is showcasing Submer Technologies’ SmartPodX liquid immersion technology during the next several months.

Intel Brings ‘New Class’ of AI Hardware for Cloud to Edge Deployments

Intel has unveiled its Intel Nervana Neural Network Processors (NNP) for training (NNP-T1000) and inference (NNP-I1000). This purpose-built ASICs for complex deep learning would provide incredible scale and efficiency for cloud and data center customers.

Juniper’s Contrail Insights Provides Historical and Real-Time Data Center Visibility

Juniper Networks has announced an advancement for private cloud data center operations. The network vendor is now adding network, server and workload monitoring, analytics and troubleshooting with its Contrail Insights.
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