Tags: data centre

Mark Hurd: 8 predictions for IT by 2025

In his keynote speech at Oracle CloudWorld, Mark Hurd, CEO, Oracle gave eight predictions about the world of IT. His list covered things he expects to happen in the IT industry by 2025. The predictions are what is driving the Oracle direction as it readies itself to meet the demand forecast by these predictions. Were these predictions bold,…

UKFast invests £2.3 million in data centre upgrade

UK Fast is to invest £2.3 million in its Manchester data centre estate. The money continues the company’s investment in the North West of England. This is a timely announcement as the UK government continues to push its agenda for a Northern Powerhouse to rival London. The announcement comes a week after UK Fast announced…

Equinix buys another 24 data centres

Data centre operator Equinix appetite for growth shows no sign of abating. It has just announced the acquisition of 24 data centres sites from US Carrier, Verizon. There are 29 data centres across the sites and there have been rumours that Verizon wanted to sell for some time. The fact that Equinix has managed to…

BT delivers mining network

BT has announced that it is to design, build and manage a new hybrid network for Komatsu. The deal was brokered in Europe by Chris Borremans, CIO at Komatsu Europe. He commented: “Today’s agreement is the start of a journey whereby we will be moving towards flexible, cloud-based services supporting our operations, customers and employees…

CenturyLink agrees to sell data centers

CenturyLink has announced it will sell its 57 data centres to a consortium of investment companies. The acquisition is led by BC Partners and includes Medina Capital Advisors and Longview Asset Management. This will raise $2.15 billion in cash subject to certain criteria listed in the press release. It will also give CenturyLink a minority stake…

Equinix spends $211 million in Paris

Equinix has managed to purchase the site of its PA2 and PA3 data centres in St. Denis, Paris from Digital Realty. The deal sees Equinix paying €189,750,000 (approximately US$211 million) to Digital Realty for the real estate and data centre facility. With 5,000 cabinets already sold in the twin data centres the acquisition enables Equinix to…

CenturyLink new dawn in India with Nxtra

CenturyLink has signed a partnership with NxTra Data Ltd. The deal is the help the wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel deliver managed hosting solutions across India. Nxtra Data will bring the CenturyLink cloud solutions to the Indian Market for the benefit of its existing Indian client base. They will also hope to deliver the solution…

Optus on Cloud-N with Equinix

Optus has announced the availability of a white label SDN solution. The Optus Cloud-N solution allows customers to resell the Optus SDN solution and present flexible bandwidth to customers for specific traffic types. The service is initially available from the Equinix data centres in Melbourne and Sydney. It will be interesting to see whether Equinix…