‘Intel shelves plan for $700 million R&D facility’
The decision to kill the 'mega lab' in Oregon is the latest of the company's cost-cutting measures.
Intel won’t build a $700 million 'mega lab' it had planned in Hillsboro, Oregon, according to a report in The Register. The tech giant plans to pursue cheaper options instead as it implements bi... Read more
Google data center drains Oregon city of its water
The facility uses almost one third of the municipal water supply for the city.
Google’s water use in Dalles, Oregon, has nearly tripled in the past five years. That’s according to records released this week after the city settled a lawsuit against The Oregonian/OregonLive and agreed to hand... Read more
Arista launches 800G switches for data-hungry cloud giants
Arista is extending the 7050X4 Series en 7060X5 Series of spine and leaf datacenter switches, including support for 800Gbps connections. The advanced automation capabilities enable organizations to manage IT environments with ease and efficiency.
These switches boast an impressive range of featu... Read more
NTT Data adopts datacenter inspection robots
NTT Data plans to install datacenter robots to automate human inspection work.
The robots will initially be deployed to the facilities of NTT Data's Japanese operations. The company plans to make them available as-a-service at a future time.
The company trialled the bots from August 2022 to... Read more
AWS launches new cloud region in Spain
AWS' latest cloud region allows Spanish customers to run workloads and store data with low latency.
This week, Amazon Web Services announced the launch of its eighth cloud region in Europe, the AWS Europe (Spain) Region. An AWS region is a cluster of cloud datacenters located in the same geograp... Read more
Partners Group acquires EdgeCore datacenter platform for $1.2 billion
Swiss private equity firm Partners Group has announced the $1.2 billion acquisition of US datacenter operator EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure.
Partners Group will utilize the investment to purchase a controlling stake in EdgeCore and assist in developing new datacenter locations across the Unite... Read more
South Korean web giants downed by datacenter fire
Kakao and Naver, two major South Korean internet service providers, experienced major service interruptions due to a datacenter fire causing infrastructure shutdowns.
The datacenter in question was operated by C&C, a division of South Korean conglomerate SK. The datacenter was responsible fo... Read more
OVH opens fire-fortified datacenter at the site of its 2021 fire
OVHCloud established a fire-fortified datacenter in Strasbourg, where a fire damaged two of its datacenters in 2021.
According to the initial findings of an inquiry into the fire, water seeping onto an inverter started things off. The complete absence of an automatic fire extinguishing system, d... Read more
Underwater datacenters open up shop before the end of the year
Subsea Cloud is constructing an underwater datacenter near the coast of Washington. Seawater naturally cools servers and reduces water and chemical consumption. Subsea Cloud's first commercial underwater datacenter is expected to open up shop before the end of the year.
The seafloor is enormous... Read more
Cloud provider OVH announces price increases of 10 percent
OVH plans to increase the prices of several cloud services by roughly 10 percent. According to the French cloud provider, the change is necessary due to rising inflation and energy prices.
OVH is one of the largest European cloud providers. The organization provides private cloud, public cloud ... Read more