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Sustainability
Legrand unveils Nexpand, a data center cabinet platform
Legrand has unveiled a new data center cabinet platform, Nexpand, to offer the necessary scalability and future-proof architecture for digital transformation.
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Cybersecurity
Knowledge gap surrounding crucial container security principles
"There is a staggering knowledge gap that leads to an underinvestment in a critical part of full lifecycle, end-to-end security for cloud native applications."
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Data center architecture
Equinix rules the roost in Cloudscene H1 2021 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard
Cloudscene has released the results of its H1 2021 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard, with Equinix taking out the top spot in four of the five analysed regions.
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Cloud
Equinix commits to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2030
The digital infrastructure and data centre company aims to make a 50% absolute reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions from a 2019 base year by 2030. 
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Artificial Intelligence
New performance evaluation method helps realize computing power for hyperscale cloud clusters
Virtually any cloud service provider can utilize this new performance evaluation method to help realize computing power for its hyperscale cloud clusters.
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Artificial Intelligence
NVIDIA names data centre CPU after computer scientist Grace Hopper
NVIDIA Grace is designed to support artificial intelligence-based supercomputers, natural language processing, and recommender systems.
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Awards
NEXTDC wins APAC Business Award
The company has been named 'Australia’s Most Reliable Data Centre Provider'.
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Data center architecture
Cushman & Wakefield ranks top 10 data center locations worldwide
“The 2020 pandemic accelerated the change in corporate IT strategy, as companies rapidly shifted to the cloud."
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Data center management
Following explosion in demand, global data center market to grow 14% in 2021
“The impact of COVID-19 fundamentally accelerated the concept of ‘mission critical’. Overnight, businesses became even more reliant on the cloud to enable operations, processes and remote collaboration.”
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Cloud data center
Darwin to become home to world's first Indigenous operated data centre
In a coup for the Darwin area, local Indigenous-owned business Binary Security has acquired the rights to operate a major new data centre at Charles Darwin University.
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Intel
How memory failure prediction keeps data centers and the digital economy up and running
The data center, now rightly classified by governments worldwide as essential critical infrastructure, has become for business and society what oxygen is for the ultramarathon runner, writes Intel general manager of data center management solutions Jeff Klaus.
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Power / Energy
Nokia onboards HPE GreenLake for data centre sustainability
According to a company blog post, Nokia and HPE will work together to transform Nokia’s data centres into ‘carbon negative’ IT producers.
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Cloud
Aruba dreams big with two more data centres planned
ruba’s global data centre network is undergoing an expansion that will add two more facilities and upgrades to the company’s hydroelectric and photovoltaic plants in Italy.
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Servers
NVIDIA pioneers BlueField-2 DPU - a data center on a chip
Unveiled at GTC 2020, the company revealed details about its new data processing units (DPUs) that support NVIDIA’s data center infrastructure on a chip software called DOCA.
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Power / Energy
Q&A: MaxBill CEO talks data centre growth and its impact on energy billing
"Most data centres are using electricity that is coming from a local power grid, where energy from renewable sources is not yet a significant part of the energy mix. This has created an opportunity for renewable energy providers to directly address data centres as a specific customer segment."
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Stratus
Significant data centre projects announced for Europe and APAC
A new partnership between real estate investment firm Cromwell and data centre group Stratus has fast-tracked plans for new data centres in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and beyond.
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Huawei
The importance of the lithium-ion battery for future data centres
Inefficient energy expenditure; huge physical footprints; limited product lifespan - these are the primary issues facing data centres today. But the Li-ion battery and its use in this UPS system could change that.
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Sustainability
Australia within grasp of sustainable data centre ecosystem - report
The data centre sector in Australia alone is responsible for more than 4% of national energy consumption, second only to the resources sector, and is spread across the country’s 50,000 and counting data centre facilities.
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Cloud
Oracle launches Gen 2 Cloud data center in South Korea
The Chuncheon data center brings Oracle one step closer to achieving its goal of launching 36 Gen 2 Cloud data centers by the end of 2020.
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High Performance Computing
Northern Data AG buys data center specialist Kelvin Emtech Group
“We have experienced an extreme growth momentum in recent weeks driven by the high demand for computing capacity and in particular for HPC solutions."
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RMM
EkkoSense launches thermal monitoring solutions for data centers
EkkoSense has released a line of remote thermal monitoring solutions that are designed to assist data center operators in reducing the impact of COVID-19.
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Remote Working
Nutanix expands Xi Frame support across additional APAC data centers
According to Nutanix, the expansion aims to soften the blow of COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak by enabling more businesses and employees to work from remote locations, such as their homes.
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Ethernet
Mellanox launches new Ethernet switches for next-gen data centres
Mellanox says the Ethernet switch is optimised for cloud, Ethernet storage fabric and AI applications through its support from Spectrum-3.
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Forbes
Data centers are not keeping up with needs - survey
Just 29% of data center decision-makers say their current facilities are meeting their needs, and only 6% say their data centers are updated ahead of their needs.