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.

China Unicom Deploys Nokia Optical Fronthaul to Power Its 5G Networks

China Unicom, one of the world’s largest mobile service providers by subscriber base, has chosen the Nokia optical fronthaul solution to power its 4G and 5G networks in Beijing, supporting the operator’s ambitious commitment to deliver 5G in the 2019 timeframe.

e-shelter Opens New 24,000 SQM Data Center Campus in Frankfurt

NTT Communications has announced the completion of phase 1 of its 4th data center in Frankfurt through e-shelter, a subsidiary of NTT Com and one of the leading data center providers in Europe. Frankfurt 4 is the 12th operational data center location in the e-shelter portfolio.

CyrusOne Breaks Ground on Third Data Center in Frankfurt, Germany

CyrusOne has broken ground on the first phase of its newest data center location in Frankfurt, Germany. The facility is CyrusOne’s 3d in the Sossenheim district of the city, offering CSPs, SIs and multinational corporations “customized, secured and resilient” data center solutions within a key business hub.

Network-as-a-Service Platform PacketFabric Now Available in Sydney, Australia

PacketFabric, a Network-as-a-Service platform and member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, has announced the expansion of its NaaS platform to Sydney, Australia. The PacketFabric platform is now available at the Equinix SY4 International Business Exchange (IBX).

Starline Introduces Ceph, iSCSI and NVMe In One Scale-Out SAN Solution

Starline Computer GmbH has introduced PetaSAN - an open source-based software allowing management of unlimited scalable software defined storage as an iSCSI cluster with cloud connection.

INAP Expands Its Los Angeles Flagship Data Center

INAP has announced an expansion of its Los Angeles flagship data center, located in Redondo Beach. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider DediPath will be the anchor tenant after signing a multi-year colocation services agreement for a megawatt of power.

CoolIT Systems Showcases Newest Data Center Liquid Cooling Solutions at ISC 2019

CoolIT Systems (CoolIT) is exhibiting this week at the annual ISC19 event in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 17-19. At ISC High Performance 2019, CoolIT showcases its latest Rack DLC solutions for HPC, Cloud and AI data centers and servers.

Cloud Provider Tencent and Spectra7 Plan to Accelerate Analog Active Copper Cable Adoption

Hyperscaler Tencent together with analog semiconductor company Spectra7 Microsystems have launched the CRX (Copper Reach Extension) Consortium - to accelerate the adoption of active copper cable products using technology from Spectra7.

Asperitas Showcases Three HPC Liquid Cooling Partnerships at #ISC2019

Asperitas is partnering with data center providers in various countries in Europe to provide liquid cooled high density compute solutions for high performance computing (HPC) use cases. During ISC 2019, Asperitas will showcase three of those partnerships including coolDC, Bytesnet and Cloudnautic.

Amsterdam Data Center Operators Concerned about Power Supply and Finding New Locations

The data center growth in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area does not come without its challenges. Access to power is an ongoing challenge for multi-tenant data centers in the AMA.

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).