Equinix has announced the sale of eight data centres across Europe to Digital Realty Trust for approximately $874 million.
Virtual reality may well have been capturing the imagination of the industry in recent months, but Intel’s $400 million of AI start-up Nervana highlights it’s not all fun and games.
Intel has reported 3% growth, including a 5% boost in its data centre business, though the client computing unit continues its slow decline.
A consortium of tech giants including Google and NEC has completed the construction and end-to-end testing of a new trans-Pacific submarine cable system
AWS has expanded its reach in the Asia Pacific region, opening two new Availability Zones in Mumbai, taking the total globally to 35.
French telco Iliad has entered the cloud storage market through its Online.net subsidiary, undercutting the standing players in the market.
Singapore has continued its drive towards becoming the worlds’ smartest nation by announcing trials for a Tropical Data Centre (TDC), which could potentially reduce energy consumption in data centres by up to 40%.
Netsuite has continued efforts to localize services worldwide, announcing a number of new partnerships at CXO Summit in Singapore, as well as new product launches.
Salesforce has announced it will run some of its core services on AWS in various international markets, as well as continuing investments into its own data centres.
Dropbox has announced the opening of its latest European office, branching into the German market ahead of plans to open a new data centre in Europe latter in the year.