Tags: data centre

Equinix acquires Itconic to expand European footprint

Global data centre and interconnection vendor, Equinix, has announced its latest acquisition target. It is to acquire Itconic from The Carlyle Group. Itconic is a large data centre, connectivity and cloud provider in Spain and Portugal. It will also acquire CloudMas, an Itconic subsidiary focused on enterprise cloud adoption. According to Eric Schwartz, President, EMEA,…

OVH opens first London data centre

OVH, Europe’s largest cloud hosting provider has finally opened a data centre in London. This is the latest data centre to be opened by the company as it continues to aggressively expand its presence. London is the fifth data centre OVH has opened this year after Australia, Singapore, Poland and Germany. Hiren Parekh, Director Cloud,…

Rackspace reacts to EU data protection rules

Rackspace has announced its first data centre in Frankfurt, Germany. The data centre is in response to new data protection requirements from the EU and Switzerland. The company is to use the data centre to deliver managed IT infrastructure to customers in the DACH region. According to Alex Fuerst, Vice President of DACH at Rackspace:…

IBM opens four more data centres

IBM has announced the opening of four more data centres under its SoftLayer brand. The announcement boosts IBM’s data centre presence to almost 60 data centres around the globe. Unlike recent announcement that have been US centric, three of these data centres are international. Two of the data centres are located in London, England and…

New cost effective access to Oracle cloud

Megaport (USA), Inc. has announced that it has opened up direct access to Oracle cloud services. The announcement means that customers can create a dedicated and private connection to Oracle. The connection is scalable and takes advantage of the Megaport SDN capabilities. Megaport has created an API connection with the Oracle Network cloud service FastConnect. This enables…

Equinix announces IBX expansion plans

Global data centre giant Equinix has announced its latest expansion plan. It’s last major expansion phase saw it swallow most of the Verizon’s global data centre portfolio. Now it has announced it is to open five new International Business Exchanges (IBX) and expand 14 others. Once completed, this will take the total number of IBX…

Salesforce to light up Sydney region soon

Salesforce has announced it will open up a Sydney region before the end of 2017. The announcement came at the Salesforce World Tour in Sydney. It is the growth of customers in Australia that has made this decision worthwhile for Salesforce. Customers such as Transport NSW, Australia Post, ANZ Wealth have increased demand on the…

Equinix goes five in Brazil

Equinix has announced the opening of its fifth data centre in Brazil. The US$69 million facility known as SP3 was first announced a year ago. It adds to the company’s existing data centres RJ1, RJ2 (in Rio de Janaeiro), SP1 and SP2 (Sao Paolo). This new data centre creates one of the densest concentrations of data centres in…

Why HPE can be an Infrastructure Advocate

IT is under pressure to move out of the company data centre and into the cloud. The business sees it as the answer to many of today’s challenges and it often forms the platform on which Digital Transformation is built. The goal for the business is to become faster, more agile and innovative in order to…