The DCT MidWeek Brief 3: Edge Computing Clarity, Microsoft, IBM, Digital Realty, Rackspace

Welcome to MidWeek Brief 3: The Briefening. Almost every Wednesday, we’ll take a rapid-fire run-through of all the big stories of the week so far, as well as preview emerging stories we’re keeping an eye on. Defining Edge Computing A…

Google Goes Hollywood With LA Cloud Region

Google is launching its Los Angeles cloud region in July. It will be Google’s second region on the west coast (Oregon is the other one) and fifth in the U.S. In addition to giving users two availability zones on the…

Serverless cloud computing is the next big thing

Serverless computing in the cloud is a good idea—serverless computing is not just for the datacenter. Serverless cloud computing means the ability to get out of the business of provisioning cloud-based servers, such as storage and compute, to support your…

AT&T Sells Data Centers To Brookfield For $1.1B

North American Telecoms continue to dump data center assets. AT&T is the latest Telecom to sell off its colocation portfolio, selling 31 data centers to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners for $1.1B. Brookfield will launch a new colocation player atop the portfolio,…

HPE simplifies hybrid IT with optimized edge-to-cloud solutions

Bengaluru – June 25, 2018 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a family of edge-to-cloud solutions enabled by HPE EdgelineConverged Edge Systems to help organizations simplify their hybrid IT environment. By running the same enterprise applications at the edge, in…

It’s not easy to move from a private cloud to a hybrid cloud

A hybrid cloud provides you with the largest number of options, according to those that sell them. You get a private cloud coupled with one or more public clouds, with workloads distributed across them. IT is often told that starting with…

Networks Can Easily Handle the ‘Content Tsunami’

  Data center company EdgeConneX  recently held its first networking event in the Netherlands. Guest author Edwin Feldmann provides an update on the company’s  opportunity, positioning and strategy. By: Edwin Feldmann For the first time, data center company EdgeConneX recently…

Data’s Contribution to the Economy Is Massive, Prompting Infrastructure Investment

The G7 Summit sparked a lot of debate. While the flow of physical goods and commodities is the focus of trade talks, it’s easy to forget or underestimate the data economy. The bottom line is an increasing portion of the…

Facebook Building $750M Data Center In Alabama

Facebook is building a new $750M data center in Alabama. The 970,000 square foot facility will create around 100 jobs and is expected to be up and running by 2020. Huntsville, Alabama has an emerging tech scene. The location was…

Bloom Energy Files For IPO – Let’s Take A Look

Bloom Energy has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Documents filed reveal an interesting look into the business. Bloom Energy’s primary play in the data center industry is its fuel cells. Solid oxide fuel cells convert natural gas or…