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Equinix to bolster cloud in Hong Kong with $40m expansion

Equinix is investing $40m in expanding its datacentre estate in Hong Kong

American datacentre giant Equinix is looking to expand its cloud and colocation footprint in Hong Kong, the company announced this week.

CenturyLink adds clean cloud datacentre in Washington

CenturyLink has added a datacentre in Washington to its footprint

CenturyLink has opened a datacentre in Moses Lake, Washington this week, which is powered in part by hydro-electric energy.

Meeras, Alibaba form JV to target big data, cloud

Meeras and Alibaba are setting up an IT joint venture in Dubai

Dubai-based investment company Meeras and Alibaba’s cloud computing plant to set up a joint venture firm specialising in systems integration with a focus on big data and cloud-based services.

Equinix: Telecity acquisition is better alternative to Telecity, Interxion merger

Equinix said its acquisition of TelecityGroup would be better for shareholders than a Telecity-Interxion merger

Equinix confirmed it is currently in discussions which could lead to its acquisition of UK datacentre specialist TelecityGroup, a move it said would significantly enhance its standing in the region.

Equinix makes £2.3bn bid for Telecity Group

Equinix has made a £2.3bn bid for Telecity Group

Telecity Group said it has been approached by Equinix about a possible acquisition that could see it shell out close to £2.3bn in a cash-and-shares deal for the UK datacentre incumbent.

CenturyLink partners with NextDC on Australian cloud expansion

CenturyLink is partnering with NextDC to bolster the reach of its cloud services in Australia

CenturyLink is expanding its cloud footprint in Australia this week, partnering with local datacentre incumbent NextDC to bolster its managed and hybrid cloud services to the region.

NEC, Foxconn to partner on cloud services

NEC, Foxconn are partnering to develop and deliver cloud services to enterprise

NEC Corporation and electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group have announced a partnership that will see the two firms jointly develop an infrastructure-as-a-service platform for enterprises.

Rackspace moves managed cloud into UK Digital Realty facility

Rackspace has moved its managed cloud platform into Digital Realty's new Sussex datacentre

Rackspace has launched its latest UK datacentre this week, moving its cloud platform into datacentre giant Digital Realty’s new facility Crawley, West Sussex facility.

IBM adds second SoftLayer datacentre in the Netherlands

IBM is launching a second SoftLayer datacentre in the Netherlands

IBM has announced the launch of a SoftLayer datacentre in the Netherlands, its second in the country. The move comes the same week IBM reported cloud revenue increases of close to 75 per cent.

IDC: Cloud to make up nearly half of IT infrastructure spending by 2019

Enterprise adoption of public cloud services seems to be outstripping private cloud demand

Total cloud infrastructure spending will grow by 21 per cent year over year to $32bn this year, accounting for approximately 33 per cent of all IT infrastructure spending, up from about 28 per cent in 2014, according to IDC.