Microsoft is submerging servers in boiling liquid to prevent Teams outages
A server submerged in boiling liquid
data centres

Microsoft is submerging servers in boiling liquid to prevent Teams outages

The tech giant is said to be the first cloud provider running two-phase immersion cooling in a production environment
7 Apr 2021
Intel launches 3rd-gen Xeon Scalable processors
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IT infrastructure

Intel launches 3rd-gen Xeon Scalable processors

The company claims new 10nm SKUs deliver 62% more performance on a range of 5G and network workloads
6 Apr 2021
Arm launches its first new chip architecture in a decade
Macro view of modern multicore CPU processor in human hand with PC computer motherboard in background
artificial intelligence (AI)

Arm launches its first new chip architecture in a decade

Arm v9 promises improved security, better AI performance, and double-digit CPU performance increases
31 Mar 2021
Samsung unveils 512GB DDR5 DRAM for high-performance computing
Artist rendition of Samsung's 512GB HKMG-based DDR5 RAM
components

Samsung unveils 512GB DDR5 DRAM for high-performance computing

The advanced memory comprises eight layers of 16GB units built using the HKMG fabrication process
25 Mar 2021
Google to invest $7bn in offices and data centres across the US
Google's newest Data Centre in Nebraska
Careers & training

Google to invest $7bn in offices and data centres across the US

Tech giant announces three new buildings in Texas, North Carolina, and Minnesota
19 Mar 2021
Google publishes green energy metric for cloud customers
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cloud computing

Google publishes green energy metric for cloud customers

Google Cloud's CFE% metric shows the percentage of renewable energy powering applications at each region
18 Mar 2021
OVH data centre fire shows backups should be standard, founder says
The SGB2 facility in Strasbourg damaged by fire
data centres

OVH data centre fire shows backups should be standard, founder says

Octave Klaba suggests many customers incorrectly assumed backups were a default part of their contract
18 Mar 2021
AMD Epyc Milan server CPUs are "twice as fast" as Intel Xeon
AMD's EPYC chipset
Hardware

AMD Epyc Milan server CPUs are "twice as fast" as Intel Xeon

Data centre CPUs built with 64 'Zen 3' cores are the world's fastest, chipmaker claims
16 Mar 2021
Investigation underway into cause of OVH data centre fire
Fire damage caused to OVH's SGB2 data centre
data centres

Investigation underway into cause of OVH data centre fire

French firm urges customers across Europe to trigger disaster recovery plans
11 Mar 2021
The trusted data centre
Data centre best practices and business results for organisations based in Europe - whitepaper from Dellwhitepaper
Whitepaper

The trusted data centre

Best practices and business results for organisations based in Europe
8 Mar 2021
First look at the Cambridge-1, the UK's fastest supercomputer
An engineer working on the Cambridge-1 supercomputer
data centres

First look at the Cambridge-1, the UK's fastest supercomputer

Nvidia's 400-petaflop machine is already in operation in Essex, just 20 weeks after its inception
3 Mar 2021
National Grid plots £450 million overhaul of Britain’s fibre network
fibre optics
Network & Internet

National Grid plots £450 million overhaul of Britain’s fibre network

The programme will see a network operations centre to handle maintenance, address faults and bolster security
2 Mar 2021
IT Pro 20/20: Keeping the lights on
IT Pro 20/20: Keeping the lights on
Business strategy

IT Pro 20/20: Keeping the lights on

The 14th issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at the unsung heroes that have helped make remote work a success
1 Mar 2021
Samsung debuts 'industry-first' AI-powered memory
Stylised close-up photo of a supercomputer
components

Samsung debuts 'industry-first' AI-powered memory

This architecture combines high-bandwidth memory with AI processing power to boost performance and lower power consumption
17 Feb 2021
Architecting hybrid IT and edge for digital advantage
Architecting hybrid IT and edge for digital advantage - whitepaper from Equinixwhitepaper
Whitepaper

Architecting hybrid IT and edge for digital advantage

Why business leaders should consider a hybrid IT strategy
8 Feb 2021
Intel sues former engineer for stealing trade secrets to help Microsoft
Intel logo on Xeon web page under a microscope
Hardware

Intel sues former engineer for stealing trade secrets to help Microsoft

Dr Varun Gupta allegedly transferred 3,900 confidential documents, including details on Xeon CPUs, to two personal hard drives
8 Feb 2021
Fujitsu Primeflex for VMware vSAN Appliance review: A piece of cake
Fujitsu Primeflex for VMware VSAN Appliance
Server & storage

Fujitsu Primeflex for VMware vSAN Appliance review: A piece of cake

Fujitsu’s Primeflex makes VMware HCI deployment and management a breeze
2 Feb 2021
Global Ethernet testing market expected to reach $2 billion by 2025
Rows of Ethernet cables plugged into a server
Network & Internet

Global Ethernet testing market expected to reach $2 billion by 2025

The US is expected to lead the expansion until China and South Korean come online
26 Nov 2020
IBM to axe 10,000 staff in Europe ahead of legacy IT spin off
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Careers & training

IBM to axe 10,000 staff in Europe ahead of legacy IT spin off

The majority of the cuts will reportedly be made in the UK and Germany
25 Nov 2020
AWS ditches Nvidia for in-house 'Inferentia' silicon
An Amazon Eco Dot being pressed by a user
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS ditches Nvidia for in-house 'Inferentia' silicon

Alexa queries and facial recognition data will now be processed by Amazon's own chips
13 Nov 2020
AWS to launch Zurich data centres in 2022
A yellow and white AWS sign hanging in front of a building
data centres

AWS to launch Zurich data centres in 2022

Swiss city to house eighth European data centre region for cloud giant
2 Nov 2020
IT Pro 20/20: Building a future-proof business
IT infrastructure

IT Pro 20/20: Building a future-proof business

The tenth issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at the importance of infrastructure in a post-pandemic recovery
30 Oct 2020
Why the future needs optical data centres
A black fibre optic cable with glowing white tips
data centres

Why the future needs optical data centres

Researchers are leaping the hurdles holding back optical networks, opening the door to a faster, greener future
27 Oct 2020
Google Glass now supports Meet video calls
Remote teams looking through the eyes of a Google Glass user in a data centre
remote access

Google Glass now supports Meet video calls

New integration is available in beta for Enterprise Edition 2 of Google Glass
15 Oct 2020