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Orange Business Services lands in Equinix Cloud Exchange

Orange Business Services is the latest cloud services provider to land in Equinix’s growing global cloud exchange

Equinix’s global cloud exchange saw the addition of Orange Business Services this week, the latest cloud service provider to tip its hat and join the datacentre operator’s growing cloud interconnection service.

Carta Blanco: NFV at Telefónica

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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is set to become one of the defining trends of the era in the mobile network. Spanish incumbent Telefónica is the first operator to lay out its approach to NFV and its plans are both detailed and aggressive. Mike Hibberd met with Global CTO Enrique Blanco ahead of Telefónica’s NFV announcement, to learn of the changes in store.

Interoute opens Hong Kong virtual datacentre

Ericsson will invest SEK7bn in ICT centres

Cloud services provider and international backbone operator Interoute this week opened a Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Hong Kong, supporting enterprises with a presence in Asia.

IBM, AT&T partner on Internet of Things to make cities smarter

AT&T and IBM are partnering on an M2M platform that will combine cloud, analytics and IoT technology to make cities safer and smarter

Enterprise IT giant IBM and US carrier AT&T announced a partnership Wednesday that will see the two companies co-develop cloud and analytics solutions that ingest data from M2M sensors embedded in civil and energy infrastructure in cities. The companies said they will combine analytics, cloud and security technologies in a bid to capitalise on the burgeoning Internet of Things movement.

MTN buys datacentre for Ivory Coast

The datacentre currently occupies four floors with 500 square metres of useable whitespace and 160 racks per floor making it the largest data centre in East Africa, the company said.

Pre-fabricated datacentre specialist Flexenclosure said Friday it has received an order from African carrier MTN Côte d’Ivoire to deliver a 336 square meter customised datacentre in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.

Navajo Nation gets internet, cloud storage

The Navajo Nation will be connected to the internet for the first time

The largest Native American community in the US, the Navajo Nation, this week flipped the switch on an $8m datacentre installation that has been under development since 2009.

TeliaSonera building optical network for Facebook

TeliaSonera International Carrier is building a fibre network for Facebook in Europe

Nordic carrier group TeliaSonera’s wholesale division and backbone operator, TeliaSonera International Carrier, has announced that it is building a pan-European managed optical network for Facebook. To provide the social network with connectivity between internet exchange points in multiple European cities and its newest datacentre in Sweden.

Opera opens Icelandic data centre

November 1 marked the first day of operation at Opera’s Icelandic data centre, known as Thor

Norwegian software firm Opera, which develops the world’s most popular mobile browser, has opened a datacentre in Iceland to help it compress and manage all the web traffic from its millions of users.

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