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BT outage impacts 10% of customers in capital

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BT has confirmed around 10% of its customers experienced an outage this morning, which has reportedly been linked to a power incident at the former Telecity LD8 site in London, which is now owned by Equinix.

Equinix makes $874m data centre deal to keep EC happy

Telstra Global is expanding into the US and Japan, and adding 155 new racks to its Sydney datacentre

Equinix has announced the sale of eight data centres across Europe to Digital Realty Trust for approximately $874 million.

Equinix launches Data Hub solution for customers on the edge

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Data centre company Equinix has launched its Data Hub solution to enable enterprise customers to develop large data repositories and dispense, consume and process the data at the edge.

Equinix connects AWS direct to data centres in Dallas and London

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Data centre operator Equinix has added an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect facility in its Dallas data centre and data centres in its London International Business Exchange (IBX).

Equinix cleared to buy Telecity but must sell London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt facilities

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The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of data centre operator Telecity by rival Equinix. However, to assuage anti competition concerns, Equinix had to agree to sell off a number of data centres in Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt.

Equinix creates direct link to Oracle Cloud Services via Cloud Exchange

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Data centre operator Equinix has agreed to give its Cloud Exchange users direct access to Oracle Cloud Service, the software vendor’s public platform for infrastructure services.

Equinix and Telecity to offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365

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Data centre operators Equinix and TelecityGroup are both now offering Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 as part of their cloud offerings.

Public cloud generating $22 billion a quarter for IT Companies

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Public cloud computing generated over $22 billion in revenues for IT companies in the second financial quarter of 2015, according to a study by Synergy Research Group.

Alibaba to set up cloud datacentre, HQ in Singapore

Alibaba is adding a datacentre in Singapore, where it will also place its international HQ

Alibaba’s cloud computing division Aliyun revealed plans to set up a datacentre in Singapore, where it also plans to base its overseas business headquarters.

Alibaba takes aim at AWS, Google, Microsoft, pours $1bn into global cloud rollout

Alibaba is pouring $1bn into its cloud division to support global expansion

Alibaba announced plans this week to plough $1bn into its cloud computing division, Aliyun, in a bid to expand the company’s presence and establish new datacentres internationally. The move may give it the scale it needs to compete more effectively with the likes of Amazon and Google.

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