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.

Hurricane Electric Adds New PoP at e-shelter Data Center in Berlin

Hurricane Electric has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) at e-shelter – an owner/operator and developer of large-scale data centers art locations across Europe.

Data Center M&A Deal Volume on Track for Another Record Year, Says Synergy Research

New data from Synergy Research Group shows that 52 data center oriented M&A deals closed in the first half of 2019, up 18% from the first half of 2018 and continuing a strong growth trend seen over the last four years.

Lefdal Mine Data Center in Norway Seeks New Investors

Lefdal Mine Datacenter, a unique mountain hall data center on the West Coast of Norway with energy-efficient operations, has hired Pareto Securities as financial advisor to get new investors on board and accelerate its growth.

University of Leicester Adopts Cloudian’s Hyperstore Object Storage for Backup

The University of Leicester, a leading UK university with more than 20,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff members, has deployed Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage system as the foundation of a revamped backup platform.

EdgeConneX Opens Edge Data Center in Buenos Aires

Edge data center provider EdgeConneX, a compoany providing a full range of data center solutions worldwide, has opened its newest data center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Zayo Plans New Long-Haul Fiber Route Between Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver, Colorado

Data center and connectivity solutions provider Zayo has planned a new long-haul fiber network between Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver, Colorado. Construction on the success-based route started last quarter and is anticipated to be completed in 2021.

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.