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Cloud
Microsoft joins MEF to support universal SD-WAN & SASE standards
Microsoft commits to a vision of collaboration that will help to expand SD-WAN and SASE standards.
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AMD
HPE awarded $160 million contract to build supercomputer in Finland
The supercomputer, which is referred to as ‘LUMI’ by EuroHPC JU, will help European researchers and private and public organisations significantly advance R&D and drive innovation in areas such as healthcare, weather forecasting, and AI-enabled products.
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5G
FreedomFi launches 5G gateway based on open source software
The x86 network appliance enables users to build a private LTE or 5G network, through the use of small cell radios and open source software.
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Cloud
Aruba dreams big with two more data centres planned
ruba’s global data centre network is undergoing an expansion that will add two more facilities and upgrades to the company’s hydroelectric and photovoltaic plants in Italy.
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Power / Energy
Schneider Electric expands EcoStruxure IT capabilities
Schneider Electric has enhanced its EcoStruxure management platform with the addition of AI-supported UPS battery health assessment and a wealth of other features.
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Oracle
Megaport extends Oracle Cloud interconnect services
Megaport now operates 17 FastConnect onramps, including recent additions in Melbourne, Osaka, San Jose, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and Zurich.
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Edge Data Centre
HPE, Schneider Electric & StorMagic launch 'Edge in a Box' micro data centre
Edge in a Box includes two HPE ProLiant servers, Schneider Electric’s 6U Wall Mount Ecostruxure Data Center, and StorMagic SvSAN software.
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SD-WAN
neutrality.one selects datamena for EMEA & Asia PoP
Cloud networking company neutrality.one is pushing further into the Asia, Middle East, and Africa regions with a new point of presence (PoP) in datamena’s Dubai facility.
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Sustainability
Google commits to 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pinchai says the world must act now if it has any hope avoiding the worst climate change effects.
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Certification
OVHcloud launches new hosted private cloud solution
OVHcloud has released its Hosted Private Cloud Premier offering, with a focus on providing competitive performance, security, isolation and location of data.
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Cloud
5G Future Forum rolls out plans to advance 5G MEC solutions
5G Future Forum has released technical specification abstracts designed to aid in the global adoption of 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC) enabled solutions.
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Power / Energy
Q&A: MaxBill CEO talks data centre growth and its impact on energy billing
"Most data centres are using electricity that is coming from a local power grid, where energy from renewable sources is not yet a significant part of the energy mix. This has created an opportunity for renewable energy providers to directly address data centres as a specific customer segment."
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Network Management
Apstra delivers advanced IBN capabilities with latest flagship release
Apstra has announced the latest release of its flagship product, Apstra AOS, with added functionality focusing on the changing demands of the Intent-Based Networking market.
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Market
Data centre switches market largely unaffected by COVID-19
Spending on data centre switches is set to grow at a 4% CAGR from 2019 to 2024, despite the impact of COVID-19. This is according to an update to the Dell’Oro Group Data Centre switch market five-year forecast report.
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High Performance Computing
HPE powers Edinburgh International Data Facility
“In the data-centric era deriving insights and value from across multiple datasets will be a key to success for business and government alike. We look forward to boosting the UK’s capacity for data-driven innovation through this initiative.”
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Cloud
Equinix announces completion of $51m HK4 data center expansion
Located in Sha Tin, HK4 complements the existing Equinix footprint in Tsuen Wan and Tseung Kwan O. 
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Partner Programme
Vertiv looks to dominate edge infrastructure market, ramps up partner investment
Vertiv has made key additions to its award-winning Vertiv Partner Programme (VPP) including benefits for channel resellers, as well as an enhanced suite of edge-ready products.
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Cloud
Microsoft enhances Azure platform with new capabilities
Leading the announcements, Microsoft states that the next generation of Azure Stack HCI is a native and integrated Azure service for integrating data centres with the cloud.
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Stratus
Significant data centre projects announced for Europe and APAC
A new partnership between real estate investment firm Cromwell and data centre group Stratus has fast-tracked plans for new data centres in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and beyond.
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Cloud Services
Equinix brings Alibaba Cloud access to the US, APAC and EMEA
"We are glad to deepen our collaboration with Alibaba Cloud in new metros around the world. In today's digital economy, delivering cloud computing has become a top priority for enterprises."
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Stock Market
Energy sector leads turbulence across global economy
Exxon Mobil – the largest United States oil and gas company – suffered the hardest hit, losing a market cap of US$82.02 billion in the last six months.
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Private Cloud
OVHcloud recognised as leader, poised to launch hosted private cloud solution
"Our ambition is to provide concrete, fluid and intuitive solutions that will enable everyone to get the most out of their data thanks to the right balance of performance, sovereignty and cost predictability.”
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Servers
Bamboo Systems launches servers for next gen data centres and computing
“Without the constraints of legacy designs, we are able to deliver servers that are built for today's microservices-based software, but which consume a fraction of the energy of traditional systems."
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Edge Computing
Dell brings IT infrastructure & cloud capabilities to the edge
"Sometimes the edge is a 100-degree rooftop, not a temperature-controlled traditional data centre."