Tags: data centre

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…

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 29 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…