TikTok tries to charm Europe with 12 billion for local datacenters
TikTok is promising to invest 12 billion euros in Europe over the next ten years. Datacenters in Ireland and Norway are set to house all the data of the company's Europe's 150 million users, while NCC Group has been brought in as an external authority to ensure the data's security.
TikTok will i... Read more
Enter the age of the wooden data center; Vertiv introduces TimberMod
Vertiv today announces an expansion of its prefab modular offerings. TimberMod is made of wood. It should boost the general rise of prefab modular data center construction.
Last week we were guests in Rugvica, Croatia at Vertiv. A few years ago, the company commissioned a factory there dedicate... Read more
Ireland gets first data center to run entirely on fuel cells
Ireland is getting the first European data center to replace power from the grid with fuel cells. This should be a step in reducing the country's CO2 emissions.
Irish renewable energy company Lumcloon Energy and South Korean specialist SK Ecoplant are building a data center that will use fuel ce... Read more
Cloudflare services offline due to data centre power outages
Problems with power to multiple Cloudflare data centres are having a significant impact on the company's services. Among other things, customers cannot access their Cloudflare dashboard and related APIs for management and configuration functionality.
The problems in the data centres are related ... 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
Tesla is going to build its own datacenters
Tesla appears to want to build its own data centers to its own specifications. Spurring this thought is a recent job ad for a senior data center specialist from the U.S. electric car manufacturer.
The said job ad, writes The Register, asks for a "Sr. Engineering Program Manager, Data Centers". T... Read more
Western Digital aims to make OpenFlex Data24 more flexible for datacenters
Western Digital is coming out with enhancements to its OpenFlex platform for data centers. The company says customers are increasingly leaning toward NVMe over fabric (NVMe-oF) as a fast storage solution, for example, to accelerate AI workloads.
The storage company is enhancing data center offer... 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
Turnkey Internet opens European data center in Amsterdam
Turnkey Internet, a Colohouse subsidiary, opened its first European facility in Amsterdam. The colocation and IaaS provider aims to serve its European customers better from this location.
In Amsterdam, Turnkey Internet has now established a carrier-neutral data center that provides connectivity ... Read more
IBM to build its first quantum data center in Europe
IBM has just announced plans to build its first European quantum data center. The chosen location involves the German town of Ehningen, southwest of Stuttgart.
The data center could become operational as early as next year. First, it will serve as the center of IBM Quantum's European operations.... Read more