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Digital Reality opens €150m datacentre in Dublin

Digital Reality has opened a €150m datacentre in Dublin

Datacentre and colocation giant Digital Reality has announced the opening of its datacentre campus in Dublin’s Digital Profile Park, part of a phased datacentre development plan in the region.

Salesforce partners with Interxion on French cloud datacentre

Salesforce is bolstering its presence in France with a new datacentre and a French HQ

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.

Huawei, 21Vianet build largest commercial SDN network

21Vianet and Huawei have built what the companies claim to be the largest SDN deployment to date

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.

Pulsant expands South Gyle cloud datacentre

Pulsant is expanding its South Gyle datacentre

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.

IBM SoftLayer adds Intel chip security tool to bare metal cloud

SoftLayer plans to deploy Intel's TXT technology, which provides workload validation within the processor

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.

Equinix, XO Communications partner on cloud exchange

XO Communications will provide private, direct network access for Equinix's cloud exchange

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: open standards essential for NFV

Nokia is launching its first commercial NFV offering

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).

Mobility, BYOD top spending priorities for datacentre operators

Dutch datacentre operators are planning to up investments in system upgrades to support mobility and BYOD initiatives

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 to launch fifth cloud datacentre

Alibaba announced plans to build its fifth cloud computing datacentre in China

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.

CenturyLink opens up second Toronto cloud datacentre

This is CenturyLink's second Toronto datacentre

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.