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5G
APAC drives multi-billion dollar growth in private network deployments
The APAC market network opportunity will reach almost US$7 billion by 2025.
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Servers
Lenovo DCG onboards AMD's new EPYC processors
Lenovo's new servers and solutions contain AMD’s new EPYC 7003 processors, which were officially launched to market this week.
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Power / Energy
IDC: cloud computing could prevent 1b tonnes of CO2 emissions
The reduction is, in part, due to the theory that aggregated compute resources across enterprise and large data centres are more efficient.
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Cloud
Tencent Cloud to open internet data centre hub in Bahrain
“We will launch all necessary steps to set up a brand-new internet data centre in Bahrain to provide better coverage all over the Middle East and North African regions."
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Colocation
DE-CIX: 32 exabytes of data flowed through internet's veins in 2020
With as much as 32 exabytes of total traffic traversing networks - that’s the equivalent of a video call that lasts eight million years.
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Cloud
Lenovo DCG backs modernisation of Netherlands supercomputer
The company will become part of an effort to create the ‘largest and most powerful’ supercomputer in the Netherlands - a project worth €20 million.
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Cloud
Frost & Sullivan recognises Tencent Cloud's competitive strategy
“Although relatively new to the cloud market, Tencent Cloud has become one of the fastest-growing players to penetrate the global industry.” 
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Power / Energy
University commits 10 years to uncovering 'data centre of the future'
Researchers say about 1% of the world’s energy is used to power data centres - but that number will climb to as much as 8% by 2030.
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Sustainability
Euro data center & cloud providers commit to climate neutrality by 2030
The initiative is called the Climate Neutral Data Centre pact and is entirely self-regulated by its signatories.
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IT storage
Wistron & Kalray unveil data centre storage appliance
The NVMe-oF-based appliance is designed to increase data centre performance.
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IBM
OVHcloud, IBM, Atempo Group develop tape-based SaaS for data centres
The offering will be based on IBM’s 3592 enterprise tape technologies and leverage Atempo’s Miria platform, while OVHcloud will host and operate it through data centres in the French territory.
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5G
Juniper Networks and Turk Telekom Group work to develop Open RAN 5G ecosystem
Juniper Networks and Turk Telekom Group have completed their technology and commercial partnership, designed to support the development of the Open RAN 5G ecosystem.
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5G
Juniper Networks and Türk Telekom establish Open RAN 5G partnership
“We have been working for a long time on cutting-edge RIC technologies that will play an active role in setting global 5G standards."
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Appointments
Ardmac appoints deputy MD for data centre division
Jason Casey, who is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building, previously worked as associate director within Ardmac’s cleanroom business unit. 
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Enterprise
Hitachi Vantara makes play at midsized market with latest offerings
Hitachi Vantara has announced the expansion of its E Series line of high performance NVMe all-flash arrays, additions to the HNAS family of NAS solutions, and introduced the Hitachi Virtual Storage as a Service aimed at midsized enterprises.
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Data Centre campus
Japan-based NTT opens UK data centre
The company, which has invested £500 million into developing data centres over the next several years, states that it sees potential in the UK market.
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Connectivity
Equinix unveils new network connectivity options across portfolio
The new connection capabilities are designed to augment the mass adoption of remote working within enterprises.
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Application Performance Monitoring / APM
Stratus Technologies updates ztC edge platform
ztC Edge platform has additional performance, utilisation and software and security updates to further support autonomous business operations.
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Wi-fi
Nordic Semiconductor completes Imagination Technologies acquisition
Nordic Semiconductor has announced it has acquired the Imagination Technologies Ensigma Wi-Fi development team and associated Ensigma Wi-Fi IP tech assets from Imagination Technologies.
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Sustainability
Colt Data Centre Services appoints director of sustainability
Former BT energy and environmental director joins the Colt DCS team.
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Power / Energy
Nokia onboards HPE GreenLake for data centre sustainability
According to a company blog post, Nokia and HPE will work together to transform Nokia’s data centres into ‘carbon negative’ IT producers.
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Training
Huawei plans to train 150,000 datacom engineers over three years
Huawei recognises the need for new network and architecture requirements as digital transformation and networks develop. As such, the company developed a new set of ‘talent cultivation standards’.
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Data Center Planning
Teraco breaks ground on South African data centre
The JB4 data centre, located in Ekurhuleni, will take just over a year to build as a standalone data centre, with completion slated for Q1 2022.
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Servers
NetApp unveils serverless, storage solution for containers
Spot by NetApp comprises new capabilities that NetApp CEO George Kurian hopes to help businesses thrive in the new normal.