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BT to cover 95pc of the UK with fibre broadband by end of 2017

We all know that the speed of light is particularly fast. However, do we know how slow it seems when travelling through our sparse solar system? Alphonse Swinehart has created an excellent visualisation to portray this, taking us from the

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Airspeed in €1.5m investment

Multi gigabit broadband is going to be made available across Ireland as part of a €1.5m investment by fibre and wireless communications player AirSpeed Telecom. As part of the rollout, AirSpeed has struck a deal with forestry organisation Coillte to

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Minister Alex White TD on rollout of National Broadband Plan

By 2018, 85pc of Irish citizens will have high-speed broadband thanks to the National Broadband Plan. That will reach 100pc by 2020. The new network will be future-proofed for 20 years and will cover the rural areas that commercial telecoms

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Communications to Offer Cloud Services Out of New Data Center

Shaw Communications announced it will offer enterprise cloud and data management services out of a new data center in Calgary beginning this fall. Shaw will offer cloud hosting, colocation, and managed services from its new 40,000 square foot facility to

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DuPont Fabros Launches Second Chicago Data Center

DuPont Fabros Technology this week announced it has opened a new 336,000-square-foot data center facility in the Chicago area that at full build-out will have critical load capacity totaling 25.6 MW, according to the company. Built across the street from

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The Rise of Managed Third Party Cloud

The value proposition of a managed service provider has always been taking over laborious and complicated aspects of a company’s IT, so that the company may focus on core competencies. So what happens when these businesses want to leverage the

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IBM, Nvidia, Dept. of Energy Team Up to Reinvent Supercomputers

As part of a multi-year effort that promises to yield advances in high-performance computing, IBM, Nvidia, and two US Department of Energy national laboratories announced this week they have created two centers of excellence for supercomputing. Announced at the International

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Amazon Invests in Wind Energy for East Coast Data Center

Amazon Web Services announced another investment in renewable-energy generation, reportedly its biggest one to date, but did not disclose the size of the investment. The future wind farm in North Carolina will pump clean energy into the local utility grid,

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Advanced Analytics Helps CenturyLink in Data Center Capacity Planning

Bare-metal cloud servers are a best-of-both-worlds alternative to dedicated hosting and VM-based cloud infrastructure services in some cases, but they do complicate data center capacity management for the service provider. CenturyLink rolled out its bare-metal cloud service this morning, but

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Eircom denies AT&T talks as it announces 6% fall revenues

Eircom, which yesterday reported a six per cent drop in yearly revenues to €1.28 billion, has denied recent speculation that it held discussions over a potential sale with US company AT&T or Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire who owns America

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