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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

Posted in Data Centres, Energy

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

Posted in Data Centres, Energy

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

Posted in Data Centres, Energy

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

Posted in Energy

Telecom carriers are looking for more agility, says HP’s Bethany Mayer (video)

Telecom carriers are looking to virtualisation to give them greater agility to compete with web companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon Web Services, says Bethany Mayer, HP’s senior vice-president and general manager of Network Functions Virtualisation Business. Mayer was

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Intel to launch 800Gbps cables by the end of this year

Intel has made major moves in the data transfer sector, particularly with regard to cloud computing, and now the chip giant is to release cables capable of transferring data at up to 800Gbps. The new MXC cables will eventually replace

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