Kao claims Europe’s first DC to meet OCP principles

04 September 2018

Kao Data has been working with the OCP (Open Compute Project) Foundation in a pilot programme to make its Kao Data London One facility OCP-Ready.

The firm’s recently completed London One facility (see News, May issue) has completed the first two steps of the programme, joining the Data Centre Facility (DCF) project within the OCP and becoming the first data centre to self-audit against Open Compute’s checklist for compliance with its engineering principles.

The process will be complete when Kao Data presents its results during the OCP Regional Summit that takes place in Amsterdam in early October.

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SSE and Infinera to deliver nationwide ‘dark fibre-like network’

28 August 2018

SSE Enterprise Telecoms will work with Infinera to offer what it claims will be a resilient, ‘dark fibre-like’ network on a scale never seen before in the UK.

Using Infinera’s XTM Series optical platform, SSE Enterprise Telecoms says its network customers will benefit from connectivity to more than 80 commercial data centres, meaning it’ll be able to meet them practically anywhere. 

The company reckons this will give UK businesses and service providers the flexibility and option to scale, and that they will be supported by a high-capacity network without having to invest in or lay new fibre connectivity to each exchange.

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Mellanox claims a first with hyper-scalable enterprise framework

18 July 2018

Mellanox Technologies claims to have launched the industry’s first truly scalable, open framework for private cloud and enterprise data centres.

The company says its Hyper-scalable Enterprise Framework enables organisations to build a high performance 25G, 50G and 100G hyperscale Ethernet network using industry standard hardware and commercial and open-source software, and without the need for a hyperscale budget or resources.

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Fear of data hacks leads to drop in use of unlicenced software

18 July 2018

Twenty one per cent of software installed on computers in the UK in 2017 was not properly licenced, according to the 2018 Global Software Survey from BSA: The Software Alliance.

This represents a one-percentage point decrease compared to the organisation’s previous study that was released in 2016.

The study reveals that the commercial value of unlicenced software installed in the UK was £1.05bn.

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