Cloud, managed hosting and colocation provider Pulsant has announced the expansion of its South Gyle Tier III modular datacentre. Matt Lovell, chief technology officer at Pulsant said the move is a sign of growing demand for cloud services in Scotland.
Salesforce is setting up a new datacentre in France in a bid to bolster its presence in the EU, partnering with datacentre operator Interxion for the project. The French datacentre is one of three European facilities the company plans to open over the next two years.
A large carrier-neutral datacentre services provider in China, 21Vianet, has teamed up with Huawei to build what the company’s claim to be the largest commercially deployed software-defined networking (SDN). The technology is likely to boost the services of other cloud providers like AWS and IBM, which have both partnered with 21Vianet in China.
IBM has deployed Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology, which provides chip-level application validation and security capabilities, in its SoftLayer datacentres. The company claims to be the only bare metal cloud service provider to deploy the technology.
Datacentre operator Equinix has teamed up with telecoms firm XO Communications, which will provide secure high-speed access for Equinix’s cloud exchange in its International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentres.
Nokia Networks has claimed the launch of the first commercial Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) solution, due to bring the power of cloud computing to telecoms grade services, such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE).
The next two years will see a rise in datacentre projects designed to support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and mobility initiatives, according to recently published research from Telindus and VCE. The research is yet another sign maturing enterprise mobility strategies are likely to start translating in new spending on datacentres technologies.
Alibaba Cloud Computing (AliCloud), the cloud computing business within Alibaba Group, announced today it will open its fifth cloud datacentre in Shenzhen in a bid to expand its reach in China.
The move, which comes just one week after CenturyLink’s federated private cloud service went live, will bolster the cloud service provider’s presence in the Canadian market. CenturyLink already operates datacentres in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, which it inherited from Savvis, and the latest datacentre addition will nearly double the amount of raised floor space under the company’s operation in and around the country’s financial services capital.
Japanese carrier KDDI has contracted datacentre specialist Telehouse to build two datacentres in Osaka and Tokyo under a $270m project. Telehouse Osaka 2 will open in August 2015 and Telehouse Tokyo Tama 3 will open in February 2016.