Tags: data centre

Equinix acquires Metronode for greater Asia-Pacific coverage

Data centre and interconnection giant Equinix has expanded its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with the acquisition of Metronode. This will give Equinix another raft of blue chip customers in the region. It will also increase its supply to the Australian federal and local government market. According to Jeremy Deutsch, Managing Director, Equinix Australia: “As…

HPE Re-Discovers itself, but is it on the right track?

A little over two years ago HP was a $120 billion IT giant that could rival the likes of IBM. Its business included consumer and enterprise hardware, software and professional services. At HPE Discover in Madrid (28-30 November 2017) we saw a very different business. A brief history of not much time On 1 November…

Equinix widens reach of Oracle Cloud

  Equinix has announced a major expansion of its dedicated, private access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The deal sees OCI connected to another 16 Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres. According to Robert Blackburn, Global Managing Director, Oracle Strategic Alliance, Equinix: “We are excited to continue our collaboration with Oracle and extend this…

Salesforce opens data centre doors down under

Salesforce has finally opened the doors of a data centre in Australia. This is not one of Salesforce’s own data centres as they are using AWS Sydney Region. The announcement comes on time following the news being revealed at the Salesforce World Tour in Sydney earlier this year. It is part of the Salesforce strategic…

Equinix completes Itconic acquisition

Equinix has announced the completion of its deal to acquire Itconic. The deal gives Equinix five data centres and allows it to expand Platform Equinix into Iberia. It has taken Equinix less than a month from announcing  plans to acquire Itconic to getting regulatory approval and completing the paperwork. What is important about this deal…

Zenium delivers some Turkish Delight to Equinix

Global data centre and interconnection player Equinix has acquired an Istanbul Data Center from Zenium. This is an all cash deal that will cost Equinix US$93 million. With just $2.5 million in turnover, this is not about buying customers. Instead, the deal is about securing access to a site that sits astride Europe and Asia.…

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…