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.
American datacentre giant Equinix is looking to expand its cloud and colocation footprint in Hong Kong, the company announced this week.
CenturyLink has opened a datacentre in Moses Lake, Washington this week, which is powered in part by hydro-electric energy.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.