IDrive expands European data centre footprint with 4 new locations

Data centre

IDrive Compute, a VPS hosting solution from IDrive, has expanded its international network of edge computing locations with a number of new data centres in Europe.

Specialising in cloud storage, online backup, remote access, and compliance technologies, the company's services help more than 4 million customers back up over 500 petabytes of data.

With its growth into Europe, IDrive hopes to help businesses host multiple virtual instances with physical servers and robust...

DataQube secures €26m from French investment management company

A pile of Euro notes.

DataQube Global, said to be the developer of the world’s first standalone edge data centre module, has acquired a €26 million funding from RGREEN INVEST, an investment management company focused on green tech projects. 

With more than €800m already invested in InfraGreen and renewable energy markets, this is the company’s first venture in the data centre industry.

DataQube’s person-free layout is said to offer a significantly lower carbon footprint...

American Tower buys CoreSite for $10bn in mobile edge expansion

Broadband communications

American Tower, the Fortune 500 communications infrastructure operator, has announced a $10.1 billion (£7.5bn) deal to buy data centre real estate company CoreSite Realty Corporation.

Through the deal, American Tower hopes to leverage CoreSite’s infrastructure to build on its own mobile edge compute offering.

American Tower CEO Tom Bartlett said: “We are in the early stages of a cloud-based, connected and globally distributed digital transformation that will evolve...

Forced Physics DCT deploys new edge data centre cooling design

Desert and mountains in Phoenix, Arizona.

Data centre cooling startup, Forced Physics DCT, has entered the edge computing market with its outdoor server enclosure that can operate without water or traditional air cooling.

Sun West Engineering is the manufacturer of the unit, as well as Force Physics' first customer. Based in scorching Phoenix, Arizona, the deployment of the first Edgeility System at Sun West’s headquarters will be an excellent test of the module’s ability to operate at temperatures in excess of...

Africa Data Centres taps Zadara for edge cloud services

Data centre

Data facilities provider Africa Data Centres and IT service provider Global Sense have added Zadara’s edge cloud services to their marketplace in South Africa.

In doing so, the companies plan to expand the services into all of Africa Data Centres’ locations and serve enterprise customers throughout the continent.

With data centres located across Africa’s major regional business and trade hubs, the addition of Zadara’s flexible storage and networking capabilities...

Schneider Electric enhances European micro data centre offering

electronics board

Schneider Electric, an energy and automation digital solutions provider, has revealed that its EcoStruxure Micro Data Center R-Series for rugged indoor environments will be available in Europe by June 2021. 

The new micro data centres are said to offer a resilient and quick-to-deploy solution to help manage edge computing infrastructure within challenging industrial and manufacturing environments.

As more industrial operators deploy Industry 4.0 technologies to...