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Amazon’s HQ2 on its way to Northern Virginia

Second Amazon Location Confirmed as HQ2 The new Amazon US headquarters could be located in Northern Virginia, reported The Washington Post.  The project is going by the name of “HQ2”, this is because it would be the second location of…

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Schneider reveals pre-fabricated data centers certified by Uptime Institute

Modular Uptime Approved DCs from Schneider The critical infrastructure specialist, Schneider Electric company has recently launched a range of power modules, that look like containers, for data center owners and operators, who are looking for modular construction methods to improve…

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Microsoft Goes Underwater

NextGen DC from Microsoft This project started on the fact that half of the world’s population lives within 120 miles of the coast, and building data centers closer to people’s homes would deliver low latency data to users, which is…

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Cisco will make the switch between 400G Network to Data Centers

Cisco Promise 400G Network in 2019 The Cisco announcement is the third one to be done in the past few months. The companies Juniper and Arista both made the commitment to the technology switches that would be capable of supporting…

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Legislators Request Pentagons IG To Investigate JEDI Contract Terms

Pentagons IG to Investigate JEDI Contract The call for proposals that was just concluded on 12 October by Pentagon for the $10 Billion JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) US military cloud contract, did not end without filed, verbal, published and…

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WIKILEAKS Exposes Amazon’s Secret Data Centers – In Revenge for Duty

Wikileaks Amazon Datacenter Locations Wikileaks; the whistle-blowing website, raised the eyebrows of the world on 11 October when it presented a document titled “Amazon Atlas” claimed to be an internal document from Amazon Web Services. The document, whose content is…

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Rackspace Launches Managed Disaster Recovery as a Service

Rackspace Launches Managed DR as a Service (DRaaS) A couple of days after the Uptime Institute issued a warning for data centers to improve their infrastructure to be prepared for the increase in natural disasters, Rackspace Inc. announced on their…

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AWS – To Launch Cloud Data Centers in Africa after 14 Years

AWS – To Launch Cloud Data Centers in South Africa after 14 Years! It actually started in South Africa: The powerful Amazon’s cloud-computing platform and web services (AWS) was originally built in 2006 at the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)…

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IBM Acquisition of Red Hat

IBM to buy Red Hat for $34bn IBM is intended to acquire Linux’s Red Hat for $34bn. It was announced by both companies on October 28. The offer presented by IBM was of $190 per Red Hat share, and increase…

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Alibaba Building Two UK Data Centres

ALIBABA CLOUD BUILDING TWO DATA CENTRES IN THE UK Alibaba Cloud is a subsidiary of the e-commerce giant Alibaba. In the last three years, it has become one of the most used cloud services globally and is expanding its cloud data…

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