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...

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,...

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...

NVIDIA GTC roundup: Next-gen data centres and cloud provider partnerships

NVIDIA’s 2024 GTC event, taking place through March 21, saw the usual plethora of announcements one would expect from a major tech conference. One stood out, from founder and CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote: the next-generation Blackwell GPU architecture, enabling organisations to build and run real-time generative AI on trillion-parameter large language models.

“The future is generative… which is why this is a brand new industry,” Huang told attendees. “The way we compute...

World’s first bio circular data centre launches, turning algae into energy

Algae on rocks.

Data4, a French operator and investor in the data centre market, and the University of Paris-Saclay have signed a partnership agreement to launch a prototyping experiment to reuse some of the heat produced by a data centre.

This ground-breaking project will be launched in the Paris Region at the start of 2024.

Driven by the French administration "Conseil Départemental de l'Essonne", which created the ABIOMAS Innovation Chair within the University, and the Foundation...

Half of EMEA cloud costs going to fees, but most plan to increase capacity

European organisations are still beleaguered by storage bills as 50% of all cloud storage costs in EMEA go to data access and usage fees rather than capacity, according to the 2024 Global Cloud Storage Index from Wasabi Technologies.

Still, EMEA companies see the value of cloud storage services and plan to increase their spend in 2024 in order to drive IT initiatives like application or infrastructure migration and development, and to improve business and operational initiatives...

Co-op to transition from data centres to cloud with TCS

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has expanded its partnership with The Co-operative Group Limited (Co-op), one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives with interests across food, funerals, insurance and legal services, to adopt a cloud first strategy that will support the group’s business growth.  

TCS has been the strategic partner to Co-op for the past 14 years, supporting a number of business-critical and workplace transformations. These include their retail...