Google’s global expansion: Investing in geothermal energy in Nevada and a major data centre in Malaysia

Google expands: Geothermal energy in Nevada and new data centre in Malaysia

Google has teamed up with NV Energy, an electric utility subsidiary of Warren Buffett-owned Berkshire Hathaway, in a groundbreaking deal that will see its Nevada data centres powered with cutting-edge geothermal electricity.

Subject to regulatory approval by state utility regulators, the deal is set to nearly double the power output. This increase in carbon-free geothermal electricity will feed the local power grid for Google's regional operations. As reported by Reuters, The plan...

AWS expands in Asia-Pacific with new infrastructure region in Taiwan

AWS expands in Asia-Pacific with new infrastructure region in Taiwan

AWS has revealed plans to set up an infrastructure region in Taiwan by early 2025 in light of the explosion in demand for cloud services in the Asia-Pacific.

AWS has made investments in Taiwan since 2014. The latest network investment highlighted in its May 2022 statement on "Local Zones" was a second Local Zone in Taipei. However, the AWS Asia Pacific (Taipei) region is due to launch, changing this by opening large-scale data centres that can deliver low-latency, high-speed...

Google advances Singapore data centre and cloud region with new expansion

Google advances Singapore data centre and cloud region with new expansion

Google has reached a significant milestone with the completion of its latest data centre and cloud region campus expansion in Singapore.

This expansion brings the tech giant's total investments in technical infrastructure in the country to a staggering US$5 billion, up from US$850 million in 2018. The company now employs over 500 people across its data centres in Singapore.

The announcement was made at the "Sustainable data centres with Google" event, where Dr. Janil...

Microsoft announces $3.2 billion investment in Sweden’s cloud and AI sectors

Microsoft announces $3.2 billion investment in Sweden's cloud and AI sectors

Microsoft has announced an investment of 33.7 billion Swedish crowns, approximately $3.2 billion, to enhance its cloud and AI infrastructure in Sweden over the next two years, marking a major commitment in the region.

This substantial investment also highlights the seriousness of Microsoft's dedication to cloud computing and AI.

One of the ways the tech giant has done so is by amplifying its investments around the world to build out its cloud and AI infrastructure,...

AWS partners with Orange to bring cloud computing to Morocco and Senegal

Cloud computing services company AWS is expanding its operations to Morocco and Senegal.

The launch event for the AWS Wavelength platform will be conducted in collaboration with telecommunications giant Orange.

Now that AWS is undertaking this, it indicates a major shift. Instead of constructing traditional physical data centres, the company will offer cloud computing services from its existing base.

The company stated that its move into the African market is...

Quantum computing is set to destroy crypto. Could cloud-based quantum-proof encryption be the solution?

While still in its early stages, Quantum Computing is expected to revolutionise problem-solving and data processing, casting a looming threat over current blockchain encryption methods. Amidst the uncertainty, cloud-based quantum-proof encryption rises as a tentative solution to quantum threats to blockchain cryptography. Before we delve into its profound implications for cryptocurrencies, let’s cover the basics.

The Power of Computing Systems

Computers are essentially...

Amazon negotiates multi-billion Euro cloud investment with Italy, sources report

Amazon negotiates multi-billion Euro cloud investment with Italy, sources report

AWS is in talks with the Italian Government over a multi-billion-euro investment to expand data centres in Italy as part of the tech giant's plan to strengthen its European cloud services.

Specifics are still being finalised, according to a Reuters report, with discussions focusing on the size and location of the investment. One source even mentioned that AWS could look to expand its existing Milan data centre or construct a new site from scratch.

Interestingly,...

ManageEngine unveils SaaS management solution to help deal with SaaS sprawl 

ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corporation and a leading provider of enterprise IT management solutions, has launched SaaS Manager Plus, a SaaS management solution for enterprises.

SaaS Manager Plus integrates with Zoho apps and other widely utilised applications, empowering IT admins and finance managers to streamline their SaaS ecosystems and identify cost-saving opportunities for better budget allocation. 

Challenges in the Current SaaS...

AWS to establish European ‘sovereign cloud’ in Germany by 2025 with €7.8bn investment

AWS to establish European 'sovereign cloud' in Germany by 2025 with €7.8B investment

AWS has revealed its first 'sovereign cloud' region, which will be based in Brandenburg, Germany, is due to be operational by the end of 2025.

It is hoped the development will strengthen data residency across Europe, with the cloud provider investing more than €7.8bn (£6.7bn) through 2040.

Timed perfectly with the AWS Summit Berlin, which is taking place right now in the German capital, this announcement follows up on AWS's initial reveal seven months ago about their...

How Sun Chemical made infrastructure cost savings of up to 50%+ during acquisitions

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, colour and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

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