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Apple in €1.7bn European datacentre move

Apple is planning to build two new large datacentres in Europe – one in Denmark, the other Ireland – to support the company’s mobile-centric cloud services.

Telstra announced that it has set up a new cloud computing node on the US east coast

Ericsson to help Telstra introduce SDN, NFV

In a bid to support more cloud and digital services Telstra announced that it is working with telecoms equipment vendor Ericsson to introduce software defined networking and network function virtualisation into the telco’s network.

The deployment will be the largest in China

Intel buys into SDN chips with Axxia acquisition

Semiconductor firm Avago Technologies has struck a deal to sell on a networking business to Intel in an almost back to back transaction. The deal in question will see the US chip firm pick up LSI’s Axxia Networking Business and related assets for $650m in cash.

TeliaSonera acquires cloud & hosting company

Orange Business Services lands in Equinix Cloud Exchange

Equinix’s global cloud exchange saw the addition of Orange Business Services this week, the latest cloud service provider to tip its hat and join the datacentre operator’s growing cloud interconnection service.

KDDI is investing $270m

Interoute opens Hong Kong virtual datacentre

Cloud services provider and international backbone operator Interoute this week opened a Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Hong Kong, supporting enterprises with a presence in Asia.

The GSMA hopes to boost the M2M market

IBM, AT&T partner on Internet of Things to make cities smarter

Enterprise IT giant IBM and US carrier AT&T announced a partnership Wednesday that will see the two companies co-develop cloud and analytics solutions that ingest data from M2M sensors embedded in civil and energy infrastructure in cities. The companies said they will combine analytics, cloud and security technologies in a bid to capitalise on the burgeoning Internet of Things movement.

The datacentre currently occupies four floors with 500 square metres of useable whitespace and 160 racks per floor making it the largest data centre in East Africa, the company said.

MTN buys datacentre for Ivory Coast

Pre-fabricated datacentre specialist Flexenclosure said Friday it has received an order from African carrier MTN Côte d’Ivoire to deliver a 336 square meter customised datacentre in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.

The Navajo Nation will be connected to the internet for the first time

Navajo Nation gets internet, cloud storage

The largest Native American community in the US, the Navajo Nation, this week flipped the switch on an $8m datacentre installation that has been under development since 2009.

Facebook is to acquire WhatsApp

TeliaSonera building optical network for Facebook

Nordic carrier group TeliaSonera’s wholesale division and backbone operator, TeliaSonera International Carrier, has announced that it is building a pan-European managed optical network for Facebook. To provide the social network with connectivity between internet exchange points in multiple European cities and its newest datacentre in Sweden.

November 1 marked the first day of operation at Opera’s Icelandic data centre, known as Thor

Opera opens Icelandic data centre

Norwegian software firm Opera, which develops the world’s most popular mobile browser, has opened a datacentre in Iceland to help it compress and manage all the web traffic from its millions of users.

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