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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Rackspace and AWS extend relationship to reach more customers
Under the Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with AWS, Rackspace Technology is set on helping customers realise greater value from AWS cloud services.
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Data Centre Cooling
STULZ develops next generation data center cooling system
“Climate management is one of the key challenges faced by operators of large, colocation and hyperscale data centres. A failure to understand the consequences of heat generation and deal with it properly can be disastrous."
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Partnerships
DE-CIX financials reflect on 2019 as major growth year
The growth is spread over 20 locations worldwide, with notable successes in North America and Europe.
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SD-WAN
MEF grants 3.0 SD-WAN certification to Fortinet
MEF has recently certified Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN offering as being able to support MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services.
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Power / Energy
Digital Realty scoops Green Lease Leaders award
Green Lease Leaders manage nearly three billion square feet of commercial and government space across North America, representing a huge potential for growth in green leases.  
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Microsoft
Software AG iPaaS to assist with move to Microsoft Azure
“Integration plays a huge role in defining a company’s success, therefore quick and easy access to critical information and applications will define the cloud era."
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Open Compute Project
Advanced Energy develops 48v power rack for Open Compute Project
Traditional data center racks use 12-volt power shelves. However, higher performance compute and storage platforms now demand more power, which results in very high current. 
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Cloud
Oracle launches Gen 2 Cloud data center in South Korea
The Chuncheon data center brings Oracle one step closer to achieving its goal of launching 36 Gen 2 Cloud data centers by the end of 2020.
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Cloud Security
Rambus rolls out 800 gigabit MACsec solution
“The evolution to 800 GbE will be a key enabler on the path forward," says Rambus CEO.
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High Performance Computing
Northern Data AG buys data center specialist Kelvin Emtech Group
“We have experienced an extreme growth momentum in recent weeks driven by the high demand for computing capacity and in particular for HPC solutions."
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DDoS
Interview: Radware discusses DDoS amid soaring internet usage
We spoke to Radware’s VP of technologies for Asia Pacific and Japan, Yaniv Hoffman.
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Multi-cloud
Alkira emerges from 'stealth mode' to unveil first cloud offering
With a US$30 million funding raise under its belt, cloud-native company Alkira has emerged from ‘stealth mode’ to unveil its first multi-cloud offering to customers.
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Oracle
NAKIVO launches new backup functionality for Office 365 & Oracle RMAN
Two latest releases introduce new features to NAKIVO Backup & Replication: reliable backup and recovery for Oracle databases and Office 365 application data.
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Cloud Services
Heficed offers infrastructure support frontline R&D on COVID-19
Heficed is offering its cloud hosting, data storage and processing, and internet connections free of charge to organizations committed to fighting the virus.
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Network monitoring
COVID-19: Sunbird Software offers data center monitoring to healthcare
Sunbird Software is joining the mission to help healthcare businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Storage
Acronis deploys Western Digital storage to meet data center demand
“Western Digital is committed to providing modular and efficient platforms that we use when architecting multi-petabyte style environments for our customers."
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Facebook
Mines, underwater, outer space - the weirdest data centers on Earth and beyond
Demand for data is exploding, and data center leaders are getting creative in building new facilities. Here are the most unusual locations for data centers around the world.
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Servers
Leaseweb adds AMD hardware to global data center servers
According to Leaseweb, the servers will enable the company to meet market demand for hybrid cloud infrastructure requirements.
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Big Data
Data center construction looks towards liquid cooling power
Key trends in data center construction include efforts to reduce power consumption and carbon emissions, improve operations, and the deployment of liquid cooling to support AI and big data analytics.
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Cloud
Google Cloud to invest $10b in US presence in 2020
Google will invest more than $10 billion in its United States offices and data centers in 2020, Google CEO Sundar Pinchai declared last week.
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Internet Access
Bluebird Network completes fiber expansion in Jefferson City
luebird Network chose to build the 26-mile-long fiber network completely underground to protect it from natural disasters.
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Microsoft
Global data centers - ranked
Data centers are now a cornerstone of the information economy, with USD$100 billion having been poured into the asset class over the past decade.
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Web Development
Web hosting platform SiteGround shifts infrastructure to Google Cloud
Many of SiteGround’s new customers from the U.S. and Europe are already activated in Google’s U.S. and Netherlands Cloud locations. Existing customers in these locations are in the process of being moved.
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Cloud
Facebook opens new data center in New Albany, Ohio
February has marked the launch of Facebook’s new data center in New Albany, Ohio - but the work isn’t over yet.