HPE acquires Juniper: surprising, but makes quite a bit of sense
The news that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) acquires Juniper Networks is certainly surprising. After all, with Aruba, HPE already has a business unit focused on networking. However, Aruba and Juniper are different in many ways, making this proposed acquisition not all that strange from HPE's per... Read more
AMD introduces Instinct MI300X and MI300A for data centers
AMD has introduced a series of new AMD Instinct AI accelerators for data centers. In addition, the chip giant also announced the new Ryzen 8040 series for AI PCs and laptops.
For data centers, AMD is introducing two new AI accelerator processors within the Instinct line: the AMD Instinct MI300X ... Read more
“There’s no shortage of energy, there’s too much energy waste”
Data centers can and should become much more efficient. Schneider Electric has an important role to play in this. However, that's easier said than done, we learned recently on a visit to the company's Electric Cooling Hub in Conselve, Italy. That it is indeed possible to make strides is proven by S... Read more
Google Cloud uses 19.38 billion liters of drinking water, water neutral by 2030
To cool data centers efficiently, water is used, a lot of water. This has caused a stir on more than one occasion. Fortunately, it has also caused the biggest players in the market to promise to be water neutral by 2030. Google is the first player to fully transparently report its water consumption... Read more
NorthC acquires Swiss Kyndryl data center
Dutch company NorthC has gained a fourth data center in Switzerland through an acquisition. The new facility in Winterthur is an acquisition of a Kyndryl data center.
NorthC is steadily expanding its European presence. In Winterthur, Switzerland, NorthC recently opened its fourth Swiss data cent... Read more
ARM gets boost in data centers thanks to Oracle database
Oracle has certified its own Database 19c Enterprise Edition for ARM architecture. At least, the database can now be run specifically on Ampere processors. This makes the alternative to the ubiquitous Intel Xeons in data centres a bit more attractive.
In the press release, Oracle states that Dat... Read more
Microsoft unveils its first cloud region in Italy
The new region will encompass three state-of-the-art data centers in the Lombardy region, known for its bustling capital, Milan.
The move in Lombardy is part of Microsoft's "Ambizione Italia" (Ambition Italy) initiative, launched in 2018. Under this program, the tech giant pledged a staggering $... Read more
Do data centers need an overhaul? Nvidia says they do
Data centers are only becoming more important. The rise of the digital medium in enterprise means that organizations are becoming increasingly reliant on external hardware to function. Now the AI hype provides a motive to invest heavily in data center infrastructure renewal. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang... Read more
French Google Cloud data center has been offline for three weeks now
The Google Cloud data center near Paris remains offline for now. Although the outage affects many users in Western Europe, Google has not provided any updates since it recommended switching to other regions three weeks ago.
We reported on the problems at the facility late last month. A leak caus... Read more
Energy instability jeopardises European data center uptimes
A new study shows "grid instability" continues to pose energy security challenges for European data centers.
Energy provider Aggreko has published a white paper that details the problems that data center operators in Europe are facing when it comes to securing stable energy sources. The report, ... Read more