BT announced the opening of a new datacentre in Colombia, called BT Naos, which the company said would help grow its managed, hosted and cloud services in Latin America.
Though Qualcomm enjoys a lead in the market for ARM-based mobile CPUs, the ARM-based server chip market is still in its infancy, with Intel – and the X86 architecture more broadly – commanding a strong lead in servers.
Amazon Web Services has committed to 100 per cent renewable energy usage for its global infrastructure, bowing to pressure from organisations like Greenpeace which have previously criticised the company’s reporting practices around its carbon footprint.
Intel is incorporating a new breed of custom Intel processors to power its recently introduced high performance EC2 instances. The move comes months after Amazon was said to be mulling a move to customised silicon.
Two of the US Department of Energy’s leading research and development labs have bought about $325m worth of servers based on the OpenPower architecture to support the recently announced CORAL project, a collaboration between some of the largest publicly funded labs in the US.
Digital Realty has announced a deal with Zayo that will enable the datacentre operator offer low-latency connections to over 20 cloud platforms. The move will help Digital Realty compete more effectively with other datacentre giants investing in cloud interconnections.
Equinix announced it intends to build its fifth datacentre in Tokyo to meet strong demand from financial services firms, cloud and content providers operating in the region.
BMW is using OpenStack to stand up its private cloud platform in a bid to improve the scalability and flexibility of the company’s IT infrastructure, but according to Dr. Stefan Lenz, the company’s IT infrastructure, department manager datacentre, the open source project still needs to become more hardened in order to support a greater variety of workloads and use cases.
Salesforce has opened its first European datacentre in UK this week, the first of three the company plans to open in the EU in the coming year.
Microsoft announced it is contributing the second generation of its Open CloudServer specification to the Open Compute Project, an open source collaboration aimed at reducing the cost of servers while improving their performance.