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Datacentres for better security
In the world of datacentre news, there are many interesting developments being reported on every day. Some stand out more than others do, as is the case with some recent announcements coming out of Sweden's Bahnhof. As a cutting-edge ISP company, Bahnhof's claim to fame is coming up with extraordinary...
When it comes to fighting cybercrime, the UK government has proven that it's very good at one thing: launching new initiatives to try to combat the problem effectively. The latest initiative comes by way of a government/academic partnership designed to bring together various experts who will collaborate to fight cybercrime....
British Telecom’s continued roll out of fibre in the UK has brought great news to the unemployed by creating 1000 new jobs. As part of its broadband expansion, BT will enlist a new workforce of fibre engineers to help lay fibre for projects partly funded by Broadband Development UK (BBUK)...
The U.S. states of New York, Virginia and, in particular, Pennsylvania, have received a major boost this week, with news of a project to build data centres in four towns as well as a 300-mile fibre-optic line spanning from New York City to Northern Virginia. The company behind the project...
Rob Elder, Director, Keysource   Modular data centres are evolving to address a wider range of business and operational requirements. Traditionally modular solutions had been developed to overcome construction and deployment challenges, but now there is an overwhelmingdemand for scalable facilities that also deliver high levels of performance, resilience and...
The UK High Court has once again issued a ruling forcing five Internet service Providers in Britain to block access to file-sharing websites. This time the three websites in question are H33T, Fenopy, and Kickass-Torrents. The action is similar to an order issued in 2012 requiring ISPs to block The...
One of the most important pieces of data centre news to date, at least in Scotland, may be the fact that a new hub could be on its way to Edinburgh. Known technically as an "Internet exchange," the new hub would significantly reduce download times by increasing both bandwidth and...
The French government recently announced a new initiative designed to give the country’s high-speed Internet a boost while the same time creating jobs and stimulating French economy. French president François Hollande intends to spend €17 billion over the next 10 years to connect every French household to super-fast broadband. Although...
The data centre industry is rightly under fire for draining power and failing to properly monitor energy consumption – so this month’s Data Centre World exhibition will provide the perfect platform from which many data centre managers can debate this contentious issue.  Energy bills have soared by 140 per cent...
Last February the UK government launched G-Cloud, an ambitious new platform designed to consolidate all of the country's public sector IT services and hosting under a single cloud. And while the project has seen moderate success over the last year, G-Cloud has not lived up to its full potential. According...

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