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.

National Data Center Day The Netherlands: ‘The Impact of Brexit’

In the Netherlands, several data centers will open their doors to the public tomorrow (June 11, 2019), to show people around and make them acquaintance with data center operations. Data center operator maincubes decided to touch a special topic during this event: Brexit.

Rahi Systems Completes Two Acquisitions, Acquires Serro and PiTek

Data center solutions integrator Rahi Systems has acquired Fremont, CA-based Serro LLC, and Australia-based PiTek. The two acquisitions would expand Rahi System’s ability to deliver highly efficient data center infrastructure solutions to customers worldwide.

Hurricane Electric Adds Point of Presence at e-shelter’s Zurich Data Center

Global network operator Hurricane Electric has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) at e-shelter’s data center in Zurich, Switzerland.

Independent Data Centers Globally Join Forces by Launching ‘The Independent Data Center Alliance’

At the ITW 2019 event in Atlanta, GA, a consortium of independent, owner-operated data centers and carrier hotels from the US and Europe have announced the launch of a global network of data centers, The Independent Data Center Alliance (IND-DCA).

NetActuate Expands into 2nd Data Center in Paris, France

NetActuate has expanded into a new data center in Paris, France. This new deployment is meant to improve NetActuate’s network reach and performance across Middle East, Africa, and European markets, and increase the availability of bare metal and virtual compute resources.

Rahi Systems Partners With maincubes for Data Center Solution Setups in Europe

maincubes today announced a partnership with Rahi Systems – a Global IT Solutions Provider offering a full suite of solutions in physical infrastructure, storage, compute, networking, power and cooling, and audio/video.

IDC: Growing Investment in Ethernet Switching, Routing, SDN and SD-WAN

Enterprises are realizing the critical role the network plays in their broader IT transformation initiatives, says research firm IDC. This has led to growing investment in Ethernet switching, routing, SDN and SD-WAN platforms and architectures.

European Colocation Provider maincubes Achieves ‘DE-CIX Enabled Site’ Status

maincubes, an expanding European data center operator with currently two facilities – located in Frankfurt, Germany and Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk, the Netherlands respectively, has achieved the DE-CIX Enabled Site status.

Launch of Oklahoma’s first IXP in RACK59 Data Center

Internet eXchange Oklahoma City (iX-OKC) has created Oklahoma’s first IXP peering fabric and is located in RACK59 Data Center’s carrier hotel.

Eurofiber Conducts Major DWDM Network Upgrade at maincubes Amsterdam AMS01 Data Center

Eurofiber, a fast-growing international provider of fiber-optic network services, has significantly upgraded its Point-of-Presence (PoP) in the maincubes AMS01 colocation data center in Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands.

US Colocation Provider DC BLOX Launches Channel Partner Program

DC BLOX, a US colocation data center provider has announced the official launch of its Channel Partner program.

KPN’s Data Center Subsidiary NLDC Acquired by Private Equity Firm DWS

KPN has reached agreement to sell its data center subsidiary NLDC to a private equity fund managed by DWS - a global infrastructure investment manager. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Ooredoo Qatar Selects Nokia to Build Its 5G Cloud Native Core Network

Qatar's leading communications company, Ooredoo Qatar, has selected Nokia to build its 5G cloud native core network to support delivery of enhanced mobile broadband services.

Compass Datacenters Commences Construction of 75MW Data Center Campus in Northern Virginia

Compass Datacenters has commenced construction of its first data center in Loudoun County, Virginia. The 6MW building will be located on Compass’ announced Loudoun campus, which is planned for 500,000 square feet and 75MW of critical IT capacity.