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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...
Bill Gates, founder and former CEO of Microsoft, recently sat down for a question-and-answer session with Reddit AMA. Among the questions fielded by readers were inquiries regarding Gates' use of a Mac, his position on an open Internet, and his relationship with the late Steve Jobs. Perhaps the most intriguing...
Tradition may dictate that the best technician or the most senior person in your organization be promoted into supervisory or managerial positions, but this practice may not always be the best choice in reality.  Yes, the best technician or most senior person most likely demonstrates some of the technical knowledge...
Despite ongoing efforts by IT professionals to design and build secure computing environments, cyber criminals remain a step ahead most of the time. This grim reality is clearly illustrated by a recent case of cybercrime in Japan. The case involves a group of four men who were arrested and wrongly...
It goes without saying that not all data centre news coming out of Europe is good news. Such was the case when reports of the demise of IT services company 2e2 became public last week. The Newbury-based company had been trying to solve their financial problems for some time but...
We recently posted a blog talking about a high-performance fibre network loop In London enabling data centres to forge ahead with consumption-based, on-demand Internet. We pointed out the need for such high-performance networks, given the daily addition of new devices by way of mobile phones and tablet computers. Today there...
Optical fibre networks are the future of worldwide data communications because they offer the robustness and incredible speeds necessary for on-demand IT. International data centre provider Digital Realty is embracing fibre technology as evidenced by a recent deal that connects them to Vtesse Networks in London. Both companies recently made...
VMware, one of the world's first names in virtualisation software, recently announced the loss of 900 jobs due to poor financial results for the last quarter of 2012. In announcing the job cuts, the company said plans were in place to restructure their business and refocus on core priorities. One...
For the better part of 15 years, Datum has been offering customers business-class data centres and collocation solutions. They recently made the news with one of the most anticipated data centre events in company history: the unveiling of their brand new data centre in Farnborough, Hampshire. The facility was designed...

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