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Digital Realty completes acquisition of colocation rival Telx for $1.9 billion


Global data centre operator Digital Realty has completed the acquisition of colocation provider Telx in a deal valued at $1.886 billion. Telx will now operate as Digital Realty’s colocation and connectivity line of business.

Equinix announces sixth London datacentre

Equinix has announced five new datacentres globally in the past month

Datacentre giant Equinix has announced the launch of its sixth London-based International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentre.

IT facilities lead at Ford Motor Co.: ‘Data residency increasingly dominates the datacentre build vs colo vs cloud discussion’

Data residency requirements are playing an increasingly prominent role in the decision to build a datacentre, colocate or move to cloud

Enterprises should carefully consider the data residency requirements when deciding whether to build a traditional or modular datacentre, collocate your own hardware or move your workloads to the cloud, said Mark Howell, global IT facilities process improvement manager at Ford Motor Company.

PlusServer buys Mesh and Mainlab in German cloud, colo play

PlusServer acquired Mesh and Mainlab, which will give it a solid mix of cloud, colo and managed services

German hosting firm PlusServer announced it has acquired Düsseldorf-based Mesh and Frankfurt-based Mainlab, both managed hosting, colocation and cloud services providers. The acquisition is expected to give PlusServer a big boost in the German market.

Colt expands London, Hamburg datacentres

Colt has expanded its datacentres in London and Hamburg amidst rising demand for colocation services

Telecommunications and datacentre service provider Colt announced this week that it has expanded its carrier-neutral datacentres in London and Hamburg as a result of rising demand for colocation services.

Tata expands datacentres in Europe, APAC

Tata Communications announced the expansion of its datacentre footprint in Germany, Austria, Australia and Malaysia

Telecoms and IT service provider Tata Communications announced Wednesday that the company has struck partnerships with multiple datacentre operators to expand its datacentre footprint in Germany, Austria, Australia and Malaysia.

Interoute bursts into Spain, unveils Madrid cloud datacentre

The Madrid datacentre is Interoute's tenth cloud datacentre in Europe

In a bid to grow what it claims to be “Europe’s largest cloud platform” Interoute announced the completion of its first Spanish datacentre in Madrid this week.

Exponential-e appoints new chief technologist and cloud evangelist

Steven Harrison, lead technologist and cloud evangelist at Exponential-e

Cloud, networking and colocation service provider Exponential-e appointed Steven Harrison as lead technologist this week. The company said Harrison, who also serves as cloud evangelist, plans to lead the charge as its pushes further into the cloud space.

Equinix opens Osaka datacentre

Equinix launched its Osaka datacentre Thursday, its fifth in Japan

Datacentre services and colocation provider Equinix announced the launch of its latest datacentre in Japan Thursday, located in Osaka. The company said its carrier neutral approach will help better serve its international customers and grow its hosting business in the highly competitive market.

Marconi University saves 23 per cent moving from colo to cloud

The shift to cloud means Marconi University can increase platform uptime and save 23 per cent at the same time

Marconi Univeristy, Italy’s first Open University, has moved its online campus e-Learning platform from a colocation-based solution to a virtual private cloud, saving the University 23 per cent on its total infrastructure bill.