UK, Ireland and Switzerland have the highest colocation (third party) data center pricing in Europe with average rack space rates of 1,000 euro per month and above, according to Datacentrepricing.com. The specialist in data center trends and pricing further stated that the differences in rack space rates in Europe are significant. Out of the 15 European Country Markets surveyed by Datacentrepricing.com, Switzerland, Ireland and the UK have the highest average third party data center rack…"‘UK, Ireland, Switzerland Have Highest EU Colocation Data Center Rack Space Rates’"
Responding to increasing demand for hybrid IT solutions supporting multi-cloud environments, QTS – provider of software-defined and mega-scale data center solutions, has added private connectivity via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute from QTS data centers in 12 major markets. Via Azure ExpressRoute, QTS provides customers with private access that would ensure the “reliability and performance” of critical enterprise applications running within Microsoft Azure. By effectively bypassing public Internet routes, QTS would be able to lower latency and…"QTS Adds Private Connectivity to Microsoft Azure in 12 Major U.S.Markets"
TRADE WAR NEWS – North American markets contribute to around 40% of the global server demand, but Trump’s threat of steep tariffs on Chinese goods, including server imports, may bring more risks to Taiwanese server ODMs, whose production are mainly based in China. Therefore, Taiwanese server makers are now considering moving their production facilities back to Taiwan, according to the latest report by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. With the next wave of tariffs going…"North American Data Centers Unlikely To Face Significant Cost Increase of Servers, Says TrendForce"
Dutch provider of unlit fiber optics, Relined Fiber Network, has added 14,500 km of German fiber-optic infrastructure to its Netherlands/Germany-based, cross-border network portfolio. Relined already owns a dark fiber metro network in Frankfurt, with redundant access to a large number of data centers in this area. Together with preferred suppliers, Relined now has 28,500 km of “high-quality” dark fiber infrastructure available in the Netherlands and Germany. Dark Fiber, or unlit fiberglass, is a term for…"Relined Expands Reach Into Germany, Adds 14,500 KM Fiber Optic Network"
Asperitas, a Dutch cleantech scale-up focused on delivering sustainable data center solutions, has received a “prestigious” international award in Glasgow, Scotland last week. Another one, as this Global Game Changers Award adds to other market recognitions including the Piet de Jong award from TNO – a Dutch Organization for applied scientific research. The Global Game Changers Award 2018, created by The Herald newspaper and Innovators Magazine, is rewarding impact towards the UN Global Goals. The UN Global…"Immersed Computing Scale-up Asperitas Wins Another Award"
Fueling the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) services worldwide, NVIDIA has launched an AI data center platform delivering an inference accelerator for voice, video, image and recommendation services. The NVIDIA TensorRT Hyperscale Inference Platform features NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPUs based on the company’s NVIDIA Turing architecture and a comprehensive set of new inference software. The new AI data center platform would enable hyperscale data centers to offer new services, such as enhanced natural language interactions…"NVIDIA Launches Artificial Intelligence Data Center Platform"
Data center and cloud hosting solutions provider, TurnKey Internet, has once again earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification for its flagship data center in Albany, New York. TurnKey Internet’s data center would be the 2nd in the state of New York to achieve the highest environmental standards and earn the ENERGY STAR data center certification. TurnKey’s data center utilizes “state-of-the-art” technology and 100% renewable energy to provide the greenest cloud-based IT…"TurnKey Internet’s Flagship New York Data Center Renews U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Certification"
Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market during the second quarter of 2018 has increased 43.7% year over year to $22.5 billion, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker. Worldwide server shipments increased 20.5% year over year to 2.9 million units in 2Q18. Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) was the fastest growing region, while Dell achieved the number one position in the worldwide server market for the first time. The overall server market continues to experience historic…"IDC: Dell Achieves Number-1 Position in Worldwide Server Market"
Non-profit industry association, Open-IX, an Internet community effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and massive-scale interconnection, has appointed Robert DeVita as its new Executive Director. Mr. DeVita would bring nearly twenty years of experience in the data center, connectivity, security and cloud services space along with deep relationships to Open-IX. Organized and operated by volunteers, the Open-IX Association would be dedicated to increasing the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all.…"Internet Peering Platform Open-IX Appoints Robert DeVita as Its New Executive Director"
Andreas Keiger, Executive Vice President Global Business Unit IT Author: Andreas Keiger, Executive Vice President Global Business Unit IT, Rittal Direct current (DC) components in data centers are creating opportunities for cost savings. In particular, technologies employed by the open-source OCP (Open Compute Project) initiative are opening up new potential. These solutions deploy direct current within IT racks, enabling highly homogeneous, scalable data centers. Further advantages include streamlined power supply – just one or two central…"Why CIOs Should Now Be Interested In Direct Current"