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...

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...

Crusoe unveils data centre expansion with atNorth in Iceland

atNorth, a Nordic colocation, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence service provider, has collaborated with Crusoe Energy Systems LLC (“Crusoe”) to colocate Crusoe Cloud GPUs in atNorth’s ICE02 data centre in Iceland.

This is Crusoe’s first project in Europe and the arrangement advances Crusoe’s mission to align the future of computing with the future of the climate by powering Crusoe’s high-performance computing infrastructure with clean energy...

Aruba acquires two hydroelectric power plants in Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo, Italy.

Aruba, Italy's largest cloud provider and specialist in data centre, web hosting, e-mail, PEC and domain registration services, has acquired two hydroelectric power plants in the province of Bergamo, near the Global Cloud Data Centre in Ponte San Pietro, with a total capacity of 2MW.

The new hydropower plants - 'Paladina' and 'Ponte Briolo' - share the same water intake on the Brembo river and are joined by a private adduction canal. They join the plant that was already present...

Imperial College and UAE institute partner for cloud security research

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Imperial College London is partnering with the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) in Abu Dhabi to develop a new operating system (OS) designed with cloud security in mind.

According to Professor Peter Pietzuch of the Imperial College Department of Computing, the devices and OS typically used to host cloud services in data centres today have outdated security features.

“Security has not changed much from traditional operating systems that pre-date the internet and...

The changing face of colocation: Winds of change – and new challenges

Arguably the roots of the ‘colocation’ market can be traced back 20 or more years ago to the original dot com boom era. This created demand from eCommerce businesses and ISPs for a more cost-effective way of the housing of their growing ‘server farms’ and the idea of sharing secure IT spaces with others was born.

These days colocation is maturing - and based on our own experience at Vantage Data Centers - the needs of colocation customers have evolved. The value...