AWS adopts biofuels for data center backup generators
Amazon will introduce HVO generators in its EU data centers, starting in Ireland and Sweden.
This week Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it is adopting hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its backup generators in Europe. The cloud services giant has confirmed that the new HVO-powered sys... Read more
Hackers sell data center login credentials of large multinationals
Cybercriminals put stolen login data from large companies up for sale in late January. The data came from a number of the companies' Asian data centers.
This was discovered by security specialist Resecurity in an investigation ongoing since September 2021. According to the investigation, severa... Read more
AWS plans to expand its datacenter footprint in Virginia
Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to invest $35 billion by 2040 to establish multiple datacenter campuses across Virginia, according to a press release from the Virginia Governor's Office.
Numerous localities are under consideration, the announcement claims, adding that exact locations will be dec... Read more
OT security of data centers should be a top priority
Virtually all incidents start at a data center. Yet the OT security of data centers in particular is often substandard. This has to change, Secior believes. OT security must play a much greater role in the security strategy of organizations and providers of data center services.
Organizations pu... Read more
Meta slashes water use in data centers
The company seeks to burnish its sustainability bona fides.
Facebook parent Meta is aiming to cut the volume of water used in its datacenters by operating servers at higher temperatures and lower humidity levels. Meta said the plan is part of its commitment to become 'water positive' by 2030.
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IQM Quantum Computers gets €35 million to continue development
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has awarded IQM Quantum Computers of Finland €35 million to help it develop and commercialize quantum processors produced at Europe's first quantum-dedicated fabrication facility in Espoo, Finland.
The business is developing on-premises quantum computers for ... Read more
Google Cloud lost $5.6 billion last year
Google has heavily invested in Google Cloud, and while the revenue growth has accelerated, its losses are piling up. For the first time on Wednesday, Google revealed its operating income/loss for its Google Cloud Platform in its quarterly earnings.
Google Cloud lost $5.6 billion in Google’s fi... Read more
AWS plans to expand its cloud in Switzerland
Amazon Web Services announced that they plan to build a cloud region or data center cluster in Switzerland. The move will support several local companies and the public sector organizations that will use the platform.
The announcement is just another move by AWS to expand in Europe. In recent ye... Read more
Oracle wants to expand cloud activities, hires 2,000 new employees
Oracle wants to further expand its cloud computing
services. With that in mind, the company is going to hire 2,000 additional
By hiring additional people and further expanding their
services, the intention is to compete better with rivals such as Amazon Web
Services (AWS) and Microso... Read more
Equinix acquires Amsterdam’s data centre for 30 million euros
Equinix has taken over the AMS1 data centre activities of Switch Datacenters for 30 million euros. This location is located near the Equinix campus in Amsterdam Zuidoost. The data centre will continue under the name Equinix AM11 International Business Exchange (IBX).
As a result of the acquisition, ... Read more