Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority approves hyperscale data centres

Two contracts totaling US$3 million. The Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority and a large data centre operator awarded NV5 two contracts totalling $US3 million to support the modernization of mechanical building systems and the development of a hyperscale data centre in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority selected NV5…

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Half of cloud data centres will deploy robots with AI capabilities by 2025

Robots to help alleviate staff shortage challenges plaguing data center industry. By 2025, half of cloud data centres will deploy advanced robots with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities, resulting in 30 per cent higher operating efficiency, according to Gartner, Inc. “The gap between growing server and storage…

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Alibaba Cloud to launch data center in South Korea

Also eyes Thailand for data center opening. Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today announced it will launch its first local data center in South Korea in the first half of 2022 to offer South Korean customers more secure, reliable and scalable cloud services, underlining…

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Equinix and PGIM real estate enter into a US$575 Million JV

Extends hyperscale data centre program into Australia. Digital infrastructure company Equinix, and PGIM Real Estate, the real estate investment and financing arm of Prudential Financial’s global asset management business, today announced an agreement to establish a US$575 million joint venture in the form of a limited liability partnership to develop…

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The importance of data centres for New Zealand organisations

Regional based infrastructure will allow customers to run workloads and store data in New Zealand. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to open an infrastructure region in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2024. The new AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region will consist of three Availability Zones (AZs) and join the existing 81…

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Australian service provider passes 200 government cleared security staff

Security accreditations governed by the Department of Defence. Macquarie Telecom Group stated it has surpassed 200 government-cleared security staff, with plans to continue to grow that number, as it continues to invest in local skills and capability to protect Australia’s sensitive government and citizen data. Surpassing 200 security-cleared staff is…

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Top priorities to improve business and operational efficiency

Connectivity and network transformation top the list. Enterprises have been forced to adapt to a new state of “normal,” shifting from traditional office-based operations to distributed environments that must still provide the same level of connectivity, security, and efficiency across the organization. A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) survey found…

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Meeting growing cloud demands across APAC

Strategic partnership between NOVA TECH and Big Data Exchange. Big Data Exchange (BDx), a pan-Asian data center cluster, announced that it has partnered with NOVA TECH to provide customized cloud services and additional bandwidth options in its China and Singapore data centers. NOVA TECH focuses on providing valuable cloud solutions…

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Equinix completes acquisition of two data centres in India

India is anticipated to become a $US2 trillion digital economy by 2030. Equinix’s expansion into India will unlock opportunities for Indian businesses expanding internationally and for multinational corporations pursuing growth and innovation in the Indian market. With the upcoming 5G rollout in the country, companies can get ahead in the digital era…

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