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  • NEXTDC : AGM - CEO's Address - www.marketscreener.com 2018-11-13

    This is my 8th AGM and it's wonderful to look back and reflect on our journey of building NEXTDC into the extraordinary company that it is today. Read full information on external site

  • Schneider focuses on prefabricated modular data centres - www.channelpostmea.com 2018-11-12

    Schneider Electric with a focus on prefabricated modular data centre market recently expanded its portfolio of power solutions and Uptime Institute TIER-Ready reviewed designs for the growing data centre industry, especially among cloud and service providers for a faster and easier way to deploy power. Read full information on external site

  • How Machine Learning Is Used to Manage Data Center Power Today - www.datacenterknowledge.com 2018-11-12

    Here’s how solutions already on the market today are using ML to improve data center uptime and efficiency. Read full information on external site

  • Data centre design and build is evolving – here’s why: - electronicsmaker.com 2018-11-12

    With new data centre capacity needed at an ever-accelerating pace, rushing the delivery of a new facility significantly increases risk. Read full information on external site

  • Schneider: Expanded power portfolio and Uptime Institute TIER-Ready designs - datacentrereview.com 2018-11-12

    With strong growth in prefabricated modular data Centres, Schneider Electric has expanded its portfolio of EcoStruxure Ready prefabricated modular power solutions and Uptime Institute TIER-Ready reviewed reference designs. Read full information on external site

  • Schneider Electric Extends Data Centre Management And Modular Build Offering - data-economy.com 2018-11-09

    Further support for IoT monitoring and the promise of easier power deployments are part of the latest package unveiled by the vendor. Read full information on external site

  • Can SD-WAN Help Overcome IT Skill Shortages? - www.enterpriseitnews.com.my 2018-11-08

    In a recent survey by Uptime Institute, one of the key findings showed that data center IT skill shortages will intensify as most operators continue to struggle with staffing issues. The primary driver cited is an aging worker pool and the overwhelming male makeup of this sector. Read full information on external site

  • Schneider Electric Launches Expanded Power Portfolio & Uptime Institute TIER-Ready Designs - www.datacentre.me 2018-11-08

    Schneider Electric announced at the DCD>London 2018 conference & exhibition this week that it has released an expanded portfolio of EcoStruxure™ Ready prefabricated modular power solutions and Uptime Institute TIER-Ready reviewed reference designs. Read full information on external site

  • DCD>London: Schneider launches power modules, Uptime pre-certified data center range - www.datacenterdynamics.com 2018-11-06

    Customers can buy a 90kW all-in-one data center ready for a Tier II badge, or 500kW modular facility with Tier III credentials Read full information on external site

  • Schneider Electric announces Uptime Institute TIER-ready designs - thestack.com 2018-11-06

    Schneider Electric has announced new EcoStruxure Ready prefabricated modular power solutions and Uptime Institute TIER-Ready reviewed reference designs Read full information on external site

  • Schneider reveals Uptime Institute-ready pre-fab data centres - datacentrenews.eu 2018-11-06

    Using the strong growth in prefabricated modular data centres to justify its investment, Schneider Electric has unveiled an expanded power portfolio and Uptime Institute TIER-Ready designs. Read full information on external site

  • Cloud Services Key to SME Survival in Nigeria – Coker - nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng 2018-11-05

    Ayotunde Coker is the managing director of Rack Centre a data centre operator; spoke to Chike Onwuegbuchi on the impact of cloud services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) survival in Nigeria. Read full information on external site

  • High risk implementation planning for data centres - www.techsmart.co.za 2018-11-05

    Data centres are strategic business assets and they facilitate a company’s performance and the services they are able to provide their customers. Read full information on external site

  • EdgeConneX® Expands European Footprint with Acquisition of Edge Data Center in Warsaw Poland - www.globalbankingandfinance.com 2018-11-05

    EdgeConneX, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, today announces the acquisition of the Linxdatacenter facility in Warsaw, Poland. Read full information on external site

  • With Strong Growth in Prefabricated Modular Data Centres, Schneider Electric Introduces Expanded Power Portfolio and Uptime Institute TIER-Ready Designs - www.news9.com 2018-11-05

    Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. Frankly and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. Read full information on external site

  • Data Centre Design And Build Is Evolving – Here’s Why - itedgenews.ng 2018-11-05

    With new data centre capacity needed at an ever-accelerating pace, rushing the delivery of a new facility significantly increases risk. Read full information on external site

  • Data centers: The future is software-defined - www.zdnet.com 2018-11-02

    There's plenty of demand for IT automation among enterprise tech decision-makers, but a lot of application and infrastructure modernisation is needed before digital transformation can really take off. Read full information on external site

  • When Disaster Strikes: In the Data Center, Defense Is the Best Offense - www.datacenterknowledge.com 2018-10-30

    While an average data center is making better use of its energy, it’s more likely to suffer an outage. Read full information on external site

  • Batelco Signs Deal To Build New Bahrain Data Centre With Huawei - data-economy.com 2018-10-30

    The company required more efficient cloud infrastructure for storing and managing data as part of the agreement, and Huawei was only too pleased to add to its rapidly growing business in the region. Read full information on external site

  • Helping WA Customers De-Risk Their Business And Futureproof Their IT - www.publicnow.com 2018-10-30

    5 years ago, I met with our CEO, Craig Scroggie whilst he was in Perth. Given NEXTDC had no data centre in Perth, I asked him what brought him to town. Read full information on external site

  • Rack Centre Now Positioned to Offer Cloud Computing Services – Coker - nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng 2018-10-29

    Ayotunde Coker is the managing director of Rack Centre a data centre operator; he spoke to Nigeria CommunicationsWeek on the recent expansion of Rack Centre facility which enables it to offer commercial cloud computing services in Africa. Read full information on external site

  • Rackspace launches disaster recovery as a service program - www.networkworld.com 2018-10-26

    Rackspace's fully managed disaster recovery service promises improved business continuity for on-premises, colocation, and multi-cloud environments. Read full information on external site

  • Batelco, Huawei sign partnership agreement - www.tradearabia.com 2018-10-25

    Bahrain's leading telecom services operator Batelco has signed up Huawei to build an uptime institute certified tier III data centre for the company. Read full information on external site

  • Batelco and Huawei sign partnership agreement - www.zawya.com 2018-10-24

    Huawei to Build Uptime Institute Certified Tier III Data Centre for Batelco Read full information on external site

  • Data centre design and build is evolving - www.koreaittimes.com 2018-10-24

    With new data centre capacity needed at an ever-accelerating pace, rushing the delivery of a new facility significantly increases risk. Read full information on external site

  • Flexenclosure’s eCentre for TigoUne in Colombia announced as finalist for DCD Latin America Award - news.cision.com 2018-10-23

    Flexenclosure’s eCentre data centre, built for TigoUne in Colombia, has been named as a finalist in the 2018 Datacenter Dynamics (DCD) Latin America awards. Read full information on external site

  • Data centre design and build is evolving - www.globalsecuritymag.com 2018-10-23

    With new data centre capacity needed at an ever-accelerating pace, rushing the delivery of a new facility significantly increases risk. Read full information on external site

  • MDXI flexes muscle in West Africa's cloud services space - www.itwebafrica.com 2018-10-23

    Full-scale datacentre provider MDXI has attained Gold Data Centre certification from Microsoft, which, according to MainOne, is the highest partnership level with Microsoft in datacentre competencies and "the pinnacle for cloud productivity in Microsoft's Partner Network program". Read full information on external site

  • DCD>Enterprise to highlight Digital Transformation - www.ciol.com 2018-10-19

    DCD>Enterprise|Mumbai event will be held on 25th October 2018 at St. Regis, Mumbai. More than 400+ decision makers from an array of industries such as BFSI, hospitality, entertainment &leisure, healthcare, medical, pharma &biotech, transportation &distribution, have registered to attend. Read full information on external site

  • OnX gets Tier III certification for Nova Scotia facility - www.financial-news.co.uk 2018-10-19

    OnX, which provides transformative IT solutions to enterprise and midmarket clients in all industries across Canada, has received the Uptime Institute´s Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) for its new data center facility located in Nova Scotia, the company said. Read full information on external site

  • Uptime Institute issues a weather warning for data centers - www.networkworld.com 2018-10-18

    The number of severe weather incidents is expected to increase, yet most data centers don't have plans to ensure uptime should an event hit, an Uptime Institute study finds. Read full information on external site

  • Green Mountain selects Schneider Electric prefabricated data centre modules to double its Norway co-location capacity - www.itrportal.com 2018-10-18

    Green Mountain AS has awarded Schneider Electric a significant order to deliver data centre infrastructure to support increased capacity at its two Norwegian sites in Telemark and Stavanger. Read full information on external site

  • Green Mountain doubles its Norway colocation capacity with Schneider - datacentrereview.com 2018-10-17

    Green Mountain AS has awarded Schneider Electric a significant order to deliver data centre infrastructure to support increased capacity at its two Norwegian sites in Telemark and Stavanger. Read full information on external site

  • Web Werks Is Now a SAP Certified Provider of Infrastructure - digitalconqurer.com 2018-10-17

    India’s largest hosting service provider Web Werks announces the achievement of SAP certification in Infrastructure Operations. Read full information on external site

  • NEXTDC helping WA customers de-risk their business and futureproof their IT - www.businessnews.com.au 2018-10-16

    Five years ago, prior to joining NEXTDC, I met with the company’s CEO, Craig Scroggie whilst he was in Perth. Given NEXTDC had no data centre in Perth, I asked him what brought him to town. Read full information on external site

  • Uptime Institute Rings Climate Change Warning Bell for Data Center Operators - www.datacenterknowledge.com 2018-10-15

    Increased frequency of natural disasters means higher risk of downtime, but most operators aren’t ready. Read full information on external site

  • Is India Inc. ready for future storage demands? - www.enterpriseitworld.com 2018-10-15

    Boasting half a billion internet consumers, India is perhaps the sought after market in the world, already generating massive volumes of data for global businesses. Read full information on external site

  • Sberbank data centre gets Tier-III certificate for 2 of its 5 modules - www.telecompaper.com 2018-10-12

    Data centre Skolkovo of Russian bank Sberbank has received a Tier-III certificate from Uptime Institute for two of its modules, reports Tdaily.ru. Read full information on external site

  • OnX Awarded Tier III Certification of Newly Constructed Nova Scotia Facility - business.financialpost.com 2018-10-10

    OnX, which provides transformative IT solutions to enterprise and midmarket clients in all industries across Canada, has received the Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) for its new data center facility located in Nova Scotia. Read full information on external site

  • OnX Awarded Tier III Certification of Newly Constructed Nova Scotia Facility - www.globalbankingandfinance.com 2018-10-10

    OnX, which provides transformative IT solutions to enterprise and midmarket clients in all industries across Canada, has received the Uptime Institutes Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) for its new data center facility located in Nova Scotia. Read full information on external site

  • EcoXpert™ partnership delivers a state-of-the-art smart building - blog.schneider-electric.com 2018-10-10

    Managing a data center’s environment, security, and power is vital to operations. Read full information on external site

  • Web Werks Wins The Data Center Service Provider Of The Year Award At 2nd BFSI Cloud & Security Summit - www.hostreview.com 2018-10-10

    Web Werks the leading data center hosting provider in India wins the ‘Data Center Service Provider of the Year’ award at 2nd BFSI Cloud & Security Summit on 22nd February 2018 in Mumbai. Elects Technomedia Pvt. Ltd organized “BFSI Innovative Technology Awards – 2018”. Read full information on external site

  • Why Uganda Needs A Private Data Centre - www.busiweek.com 2018-10-05

    Raxio Data Centre Ltd is building and will subsequently operate Uganda’s first enterprise-grade, Tier 3 carrier neutral Data Centre facility. Read full information on external site

  • Infomart’s New CRO, Ty Miller, Enriches Company Growth - telecomnewsroom.com 2018-10-04

    As an award-winning industry leader in building, owning and operating highly efficient, cost-effective wholesale data centers, Infomart Data Centers displays unparalleled performance, flexibility and sustainability. Read full information on external site

  • Nigeria:Nigeria Records 80 Percent Compliance Level On Local Data Hosting - uncova.com 2018-10-04

    The efforts of the federal government to demystify business process and boost local content development through the Executive Orders 5 and 6, are beginning to yield positive results. Read full information on external site

  • Web Werks Offers High-speed Content Delivery Network - www.hostreview.com 2018-10-02

    Web Werks, the best web hosting provider in India offers a few upgrades to their Content Delivery Network services delineated to enhance website performance and responsiveness while bringing down bandwidth cost. Read full information on external site

  • NEXTDC : Obsessed with the details so our customers business is always available - www.marketscreener.com 2018-10-02

    By Brett Ridley, Head of Central Operations and Facility Management - As published on the Uptime Institute Blog Read full information on external site

  • Obsessed with the details so our customers business is always available - www.myheadlinez.com 2018-10-02

    As published on the Uptime Institute Blog Data centres provide much of the connectivity and raw computing power that drives the connected economy. Read full information on external site

  • NNIT gets gold medal in operation - www.computerworld.dk 2018-10-01

    "We are the only supplier in Denmark with a complete certification of all our data centers" Read full information on external site

  • Why are data centre outages on the increase? - missioncriticalpower.uk 2018-09-28

    Incidences of IT downtime or severe service degradation have increased in the past year, an Uptime Institute survey of operators and IT practitioners reveals. Read full information on external site

  • Web Werks Optimizes Data Center Economics With Its New Servers - www.hostreview.com 2018-09-28

    2017 was a big year for NEXTDC. With customer demand for data centre space continuing to grow, the first-generation facilities in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne were rapidly reaching capacity. Read full information on external site

  • NEXTDC : Comlinx and NEXTDC join forces on Data Centre Interconnect - www.marketscreener.com 2018-09-27

    2017 was a big year for NEXTDC. With customer demand for data centre space continuing to grow, the first-generation facilities in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne were rapidly reaching capacity. Read full information on external site

  • Datacenter Demise? It’s Just A Flesh Wound! - it-tna.com 2018-09-27

    Earlier this year research giant Gartner made the somewhat controversial claim that the data center is dead. Read full information on external site

  • Most advanced data centre set for test run - www.thedailystar.net 2018-09-26

    A test run of Bangladesh's first Tier 4 national data centre, comprising the most advanced technology in use around the world, will begin in the first week of October as part of the government's move to boost the country's data storage capacity. Read full information on external site

  • NEXTDC named as data centre ‘champion’ in Frost & Sullivan’s Frost IQ Matrix - itwire.com 2018-09-26

    Listed Australian data centre provider NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has been named a data centre ‘champion’ in analyst firm Frost & Sullivan’s Frost IQ Matrix in the 2018 Australia Data Centre Providers report. Read full information on external site

  • Top energy conference in Melbourne next week - www.ecdonline.com.au 2018-09-26

    Australia’s most comprehensive clean and renewable energy event, All-Energy Australia, returns to Melbourne next week. Read full information on external site

  • Data Exchange makes the Uptime Institute Tier Certification cut - itbrief.com.au 2018-09-25

    Big or small, it’s the same conditions for all with the Uptime Institute Tier system. Read full information on external site

  • Web Werks Is Now An SAP Certified Provider Of Hosting Services - www.hostreview.com 2018-09-25

    India’s largest data center service provider today announced that it is now one of the only SAP-certified providers of hosting services in India. Read full information on external site

  • Vietnam newspapers report 'considerable impact' from data center’s failure - e.vnexpress.net 2018-09-25

    Some online newspapers in Vietnam said power disconnection at a data center on Sunday caused big losses in their readership. Read full information on external site

  • Industrialising the rollout of edge data centres - thestack.com 2018-09-24

    David King, CEO, Flexenclosure, looks at how industrialising the prefabrication of new data centres is the way of the future Read full information on external site

  • Data Exchange Network achieves Uptime certification - www.arnnet.com.au 2018-09-24

    On course to achieve Tier-IV certification Read full information on external site

  • NEXTDC named as data centre ‘champion’ in Frost & Sullivan’s Frost IQ Matrix - www.itwire.com 2018-09-24

    Listed Australian data centre provider NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has been named a data centre ‘champion’ in analyst firm Frost & Sullivan’s Frost IQ Matrix in the 2018 Australia Data Centre Providers report. Read full information on external site

  • Russian telco MTS spends $130m on data center in Moscow - www.datacenterdynamics.com 2018-09-24

    Buys one of the country’s largest cloud and colocation facilities with 20MW of power capacity Read full information on external site

  • Demand for data centres continues to grow - africabusinesscommunities.com 2018-09-21

    Cloud infrastructure and data centres are purported to penetrate many growing African markets in 2018. Read full information on external site

  • MTS Buys $100m Data Centre In Moscow To Expand Cloud Offering - data-economy.com 2018-09-21

    The Russian company has taken its total of data centres in large Russian cities to ten, just after Yandex recently launched its own public cloud offering in the country. Read full information on external site

  • Fertilizer shortage and the ripple effects - africabusinesscommunities.com 2018-09-21

    Mergers, expansions, partnerships, taxation controversy and delays at major installations have dominated Kenya’s headlines this week. Read full information on external site

  • Safaricom listed as an elite data centre by Uptime Institute - www.standardmedia.co.ke 2018-09-19

    Kenya’s biggest Telco, Safaricom has been given a Tier III certification as the best telecommunications company in terms of data service performance and efficiency. Read full information on external site

  • Data Exchange Network meets stringent industry standard for data centre modular solutions - www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk 2018-09-19

    Tier-Ready III is the Uptime Institute’s second highest possible tier rating to consistently evaluate individual data centre performance. Read full information on external site

  • Kenya: Safaricom Thika Data Centre Gets Design Certification From U.S. IT Firm - allafrica.com 2018-09-19

    Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Center, joining data centers in the world to be certified by the data center certification organisation. Read full information on external site

  • Safaricom's Thika data centre attains Tier III design certification from Uptime Institute - www.telecompaper.com 2018-09-19

    Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Centre, after a forensic assessment of all aspects of its design. Read full information on external site

  • Government of Canada opens new, state-of-the-art enterprise data centre - markets.businessinsider.com 2018-09-18

    Canadians expect modern, reliable and secure online Government of Canada services. Shared Services Canada (SSC), Defence Construction Canada (DCC) and the Department of National Defence (DND) are proud to officially open a new enterprise data centre (EDC) in Borden, Ontario. Read full information on external site

  • Irideos receives Tier IV certification for Rome data centre - www.telecompaper.com 2018-09-18

    Irideos, the new ICT company launched by Italian infrastructure fund F2i and pan-European equity fund Marguerite, has announced that its Rome data centre has received Tier IV Certification from the Uptime Institute. Read full information on external site

  • Safaricom Thika data centre gets design certification from US IT firm - www.capitalfm.co.ke 2018-09-18

    The certification was achieved after a forensic assessment of all aspects of Safaricom Data Center design by Uptime Institute experts’ team. Read full information on external site

  • MainOne and Minkels Announce Expansion of West Africa’s Largest Tier III+ Data Centre Company (MDXi) - connect-world.com 2018-09-17

    Leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider in West Africa, MainOne, constructed West Africa’s largest Tier III+ Data centre company (MDXi) in 2015. Read full information on external site

  • Sysnet Global Enters into Strategic Partnership With Pi DATACENTERS - digitalterminal.in 2018-09-14

    Sysnet Global, the New Delhi headquartered, IT Infrastructure Management Services major with close to three decades into the industry, having pan India presence, has announced its strategic partnership with Pi DATACENTERS, Asia’s Largest Uptime Institute TIER IV Certified Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Provider, headquartered at Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh. Read full information on external site

  • Flexential nearly doubles data center size with $32m expansion - datacenternews.asia 2018-09-13

    A project set to benefit nations around the world has reached completion. Read full information on external site

  • IXcellerate Moscow One data centre gets Tier III level evaluation - www.telecompaper.com 2018-09-13

    Russian hosting services provider IXcellerate has received the Tier III level evaluation in the design category from Uptime Institute for its IXcellerate Moscow One data centre. Read full information on external site

  • 19th CIO&Leader Conference: The Age Of The Practical CIO - www.cioandleader.com 2018-09-13

    The 19th annual CIO&Leader Conference was an ideas powerhouse with key learnings and takeaways for all participants Read full information on external site

  • Khazna receives Uptime Institute design certification for Abu Dhabi, Dubai facilities - www.telecompaper.com 2018-09-13

    Khazna Data Center, a dedicated commercial wholesale data centre provider in the UAE, has received the Tier III Certification of Design Documents (TCDD) from the Uptime Institute for its facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Read full information on external site

  • Azure outage spotlights cloud infrastructure choices - searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com 2018-09-12

    One difference in Microsoft's cloud infrastructure design may have contributed to the extended outage this week in an Azure region that hit a large number of customers. Read full information on external site