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American datacentre and collocation provider CoreSite has reached an agreement with Germany's DE-CIX Internet exchange to provide direct access to the DE-CIX peer exchange from U.S. sites. In doing so CoreSite opens a greater European access to its American clients through peer connections with other DE-CIX partners. Earlier this year...
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) recently announced the awarding of several contracts to Sudlows for the expansion of a datacentre facility used by the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. Lancashire Care, as part of the UK health system, provides health services for approximately 1.5 million people. The expansion of...
Sovereign Business Integration Group (Sovereign), CEO, Richard Barker recently wrote about creating customer focused data centres in a blog posted on the datacentre.me website. It was a brilliantly written piece articulating the need for datacentre developers to keep in mind what their customer base is and what their needs might...
There is little argument that Europe is leading the way in terms of green energy initiatives around the world. Yet why is it that there are more green data centres and environmentally friendly web hosting companies in the U.S.? Well, he won't discuss the reasons here. But we will say...
Late last week Cisco announced the acquisition of vCider, a tech start-up specialising in software defined networking (SDN) for the cloud. The company's virtual network overlay will be integrated into Cisco's Open Network Environment while simultaneously supporting their role in developing the open source cloud project known as OpenStack. The...
As a data centre engineer, what would you rank among the top five most pressing issues of the current cloud environment? If one of your priorities is developing a competitive edge for cloud customers, you're not alone. According to Savvis, a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and...
When Citrix took over XenSource in 2007 they had high hopes of competing with virtualisation efforts from VMware, Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat. Over the last few years they haven't done too badly, but they still haven't reached the success they were hoping for. Perhaps the newest release of XenServer...
The latest data centre news coming out of America's Southwest is a brand-new project that will see a new wholesale data campus opening in Las Vegas. The project, being developed by Telecom Real Estate Services (TRES) aims to revolutionize the way collocation and other data centre services are utilized on...
Despite the many benefits of utilising a cloud computing environment for day-to-day business operations, the technology does have its drawbacks. One of those drawbacks is the slow network performance created by cloud limitations that lead to a network bottleneck. Atlantic.net has set out to change that for its customers by...
On September 27, 2012 the European Commission publicly announced their strategy aimed at making sure Europe becomes competitive in the cloud computing industry. The Commission wants to see the cloud expand extensively in Europe in the hope that it will drive individual businesses and national economies. According to sources, the...

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