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Open source in the clouds

MariaDB, created by the same people who were responsible for MySQL, now owned by Oracle, is now in the cloud. Michael Howard, CEO of MariaDB, explains the significance of the move. By Alan Burkitt-Gray Database company MariaDB announced what it calls its first database-as-a-service (DBaaS), SkySQL, at the end of March. This is designed to use the MariaDB platform in the cloud. “We’re thrilled at the response,” Michael Howard, CEO...

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Colo Atl unveils new edge data centre offering in Atlanta

The subsidiary of American Towers says that this latest endeavour is designed to give customers an alternative location to the centralised metro data centre and is located on the network edge. Colo Atl has announced that its new edge data centre – Atlanta, located in the Ben Hill, GA area, 10 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta, is now fully available to existing and future Colo Atl tenants as an additional interconnection and...

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The board’s sustainability focus might be incompatible with a new build DC

But there is a better option. Reduce, reuse, recycle – can you really be sustainable when choosing a new build data center? What’s the real carbon cost? Summary With current global circumstances pointing to ever-growing demand for capacity, the industry must use every means possible to reduce its carbon emissions. Modernization of data centers, which reuses existing buildings while expanding capacity and utilisation, can deliver...

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‘Business as usual’, says Colt DCS UK CEO

Despite five years of change and a new global CEO, it’s business as usual for Colt DCS UK. With a three-point strategy for the next phase of growth, CFO Kevin Kearns talks to Melanie Mingas about hyperscalers, new markets and cash. For Colt’s businesses around the world, recent years have brought a series of changes. It started in 2015 when Colt’s largest shareholder, US asset manager Fidelity, offered £1.90 a share to take the...

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Wherever next for the major data centre hub?

I remember, sadly a long time ago, speaking to a nameless global mobile operator about where to go next. They looked at their map of world and data on population and number of mobile licensees, and started to conclude that there was competition everywhere. Suddenly, the US office got excited and said they had found a country with only one provider. We had to dampen their excitement by telling them that North Korea did have a few...

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Industrial software to manage data centre fleets

Having acquired Schneider Electric’s industrial software operations in 2018, Aveva is now offering the service back to Schneider’s data centre customers. Alan Burkitt-Gray investigates. UK-based software company Aveva has announced a partnership with Schneider Electric to operate and maintain hyperscale data centres. The project uses Aveva’s industrial software in its unified operations centre and Schneider’s EcoStruxure...

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The problem solver

Sanjay Patel, senior cloud software engineer lead at Cloudreach, tells Melanie Mingas about his first break at IBM, the importance of collaboration and using tech to solve business challenges. When it comes to the future of computing, cloud has emerged from a little-understood concept to the forerunner for tomorrow’s tech in a few short years and by 2022, 60% of organisations are expected to use an external service provider’s cloud...

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Nautilus completes first floating data centre

Construction has completed on the first floating data centre by Nautilus Data Technologies. Constructed by Lind Marine at its California shipyard and moored at the Port of Stockton, the data centre sits on the refurbished vessel the Eli M. It is the first floating facility for Nautilus, which utilises its own patented water-cooling technology in its on-shore centres. The company’s founder, US Navy veteran Arnold Magcale (pictured),...