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.

maincubes Commissions Two Large Private Data Center Suites in Amsterdam

maincubes, a European data center owner/operator providing ‘made-in-Germany’ colocation data center infrastructure for customers worldwide, today announces the commissioning and availability of two large ‘wholesale’ suites at its recently opened data center in the Amsterdam area in the Netherlands – a 47,361 sq. ft. (4,400 sq. meter) facility totaling 4.7MW of IT power.

Failure-as-a-Service Platform Gremlin Raises $18 Million in Series B Funding

Gremlin, a Failure-as-a-Service platform founded by former Amazon and Netflix engineers in late 2017 to help companies save millions of dollars by avoiding downtime and outages, has raised a $18 Million Series B led by Redpoint Ventures.

Rittal Deploys Europe’s First Open Compute (OCP) Experience Center in Amsterdam

Rittal has deployed an Open Compute Project (OCP) Experience Center in Switch Datacenters’ AMS1 facility in Amsterdam in joined cooperation with OCP solutions provider Circle B. This OCP Experience Center with a fully-functional OCP environment is available as a demo center, but may also be used for testing new ‘OCP Accepted’ and ‘OCP Inspired’ data center environments and telco solutions.

Global Colocation Company Unveils IT-Management Lunch & Learn Series With IBM, a channel-focused provider of colocation services with month-to-month contracts and a planned roll-out of data centers in key markets worldwide, today launches its IT-Management, interactive Lunch & Learn series – being held in’s flagship data center in Amsterdam.

Telia Carrier Starts Offering Its Cloud Connect Service Across 25 TierPoint Data Centers In...

“As enterprises continue to entrust their critical business processes to the cloud, direct and secure connectivity which bypasses the public internet becomes vital,” said Staffan Göjeryd, CEO of Telia Carrier.

‘UK, Ireland, Switzerland Have Highest EU Colocation Data Center Rack Space Rates’

UK, Ireland and Switzerland have the highest colocation (third party) data center pricing in Europe with average rack space rates of 1,000 euro per month and above, according to The specialist in data center trends and pricing further stated that the differences in rack space rates in Europe are significant.

QTS Adds Private Connectivity to Microsoft Azure in 12 Major U.S.Markets

Responding to increasing demand for hybrid IT solutions supporting multi-cloud environments, QTS - provider of software-defined and mega-scale data center solutions, has added private connectivity via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute from QTS data centers in 12 major markets.

Relined Expands Reach Into Germany, Adds 14,500 KM Fiber Optic Network

Relined Fiber Network has added 14,500 km of German fiber-optic infrastructure to its Netherlands/Germany-based, cross-border network portfolio. Relined already owns a dark fiber metro network in Frankfurt, with redundant access to a large number of data centers in this area.

Immersed Computing Scale-up Asperitas Wins Another Award

Asperitas has received a “prestigious” international award in Glasgow, Scotland last week. Another one, as this Global Game Changers Award adds to other market recognitions including the Piet de Jong award from TNO.

NVIDIA Launches Artificial Intelligence Data Center Platform

Fueling the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) services worldwide, NVIDIA has launched an AI data center platform delivering an inference accelerator for voice, video, image and recommendation services.

TurnKey Internet’s Flagship New York Data Center Renews U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

Data center and cloud hosting solutions provider, TurnKey Internet, has once again earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification for its flagship data center in Albany, New York.