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A U.S. company, and one that is pioneering the area of big data, announced earlier in December that their European expansion plans which include headquarters in the UK. Cloudera confirmed long-standing rumours that they would be opening UK operations through last week's announcement. The company raised some USD $65 million...
According to several reports from a local newspaper out of St. Asaph, Wales, Hosting UK has been acquired by iomart Group. Though the news did not break until early December the transaction apparently took place back in October. Why it took so long for the news to get out is...
US-based Dropbox, a five-year-old cloud storage company, has recently announced the establishment of its first facility outside of the U.S. The facility is destined for Dublin, Ireland alongside other technology companies including Google, Apple, FaceBook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Dropbox specialises in cloud storage, file synchronisation, and other commercial IT services...
The latest datacentre news on the Tier 4 front comes by way of cloud and co-location specialist Pulsant. The company just announced the completion of a major expansion project as its Tier 4 data centre in Milton Keynes. The expanded centre, which is approximately 45 miles north of London, now...
When Deltalis was looking for a location for their new data centre and collocation facility, one of the things at the top of the list was the potential for making the facility as green as possible. What they found was beyond anyone's expectations. The new Deltalis RadixCloud ended up occupying...
The world's largest search engine is at the forefront of the latest datacentre news thanks their announcement of a new facility planned for the United States. Currently the company operates eight different data centres in the U.S., Chile, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Belgium. The new facility will be located...
ZD Net contributing author Dan Kusnetzky recently wrote a very compelling piece talking about virtualization and how it relates to fault tolerance in the cloud computing and colocation environments. The main thrust of his piece was the assertion that the need for affordable fault tolerance is driving the next generation...
Even as the UK government is pressing hard to advance cloud computing, data centres and collocation throughout the Kingdom, they are simultaneously making things more difficult through more restrictive green regulation. Data centre owners and operators are crumbling under the weight of carbon emission restrictions, rising energy costs, and an...
Any organisation involved in the financial sector needs reliable data communications, infrastructure, and so on. It should be no surprise then that London Capital Group, one of the UK's biggest spread betting companies, has teamed up with Exponential-e to come up with a Virtual Private LAN capable of providing London...
Two of Europe's regional IT companies have entered into a strategic marketing alliance in an effort to boost the capabilities of both and reach more clients. Global data centre company Equinix, Inc. has reached a deal with Capita IT Services, a provider of managed IT services in Europe. The two...
The UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is now officially part of the cloud after signing a deal with Skyscape Cloud Services Limited to host their GEMS online system. The GEMS scheme is a tool whereby MoD and Armed Forces personnel will be able to make suggestions on improving the Ministry...

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