Has Next Generation Data achieved PUE parity?

‘Next Generation Data (NGD) claims it is the first data center operator in the world to guarantee clients a perfect power usage effectiveness (PUE) ratio, thanks to a rooftop solar farm which powers its passive cooling systems. Analysts have criticised the claim as greenwash.

NGD claims it can contractually commit to offering customers a PUE of 1.0 at its Newport (Wales) facility, through a combination of sustainably sourced mains power and free cooling systems run on solar power. Working with utility npower, it has installed a rooftop solar panel farm at the ts 750,000 square foot facility in South Wales, capable of generating one million kilowatt hours (KWh) of ‘green’ electricity per year (that’s an average power of about 100kW, or enough total energy for 240 homes).’

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DigitalOcean now third largest cloud according to Netcraft

DigitalOcean is a late comer to the cloud provider scene that initially popped up on people’s radars because of its phenomenal growth. That growth has continued unabated, and DigitalOcean is now the third-largest cloud in the world among web-facing clouds, according to Netcraft, an English Internet services company.

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C4L makes two more Director Level Appointments

In a calculated move towards our strategic growth plan, C4L have announced two further director level appointments, with Paul Hughes joining as Marketing Director and Richard Mathewson becoming Sales Director today.

In line with extensive market growth and newly launched Connectivity and Cloud Products, our CEO Simon Mewett, renowned for his skills in rapidly growing companies, took the decision to appoint two new directors to lead the delivery of C4L’s new products.

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Microsoft announces new OS ‘super-patch’ going live tomorrow

Microsoft has announced a major set of OS patches to go live for update tomorrow. The company announced 16 new security bulletin’s of which five have been flagged as critical and the OS’s covered range from IE6 and Windows Server 2003 SP2 on to IE11.

Details here

From The Register:

“The other critical bulletins address bugs in Windows itself, although just how severe the flaws are depends on which version of the OS you’re running. No version is completely safe, however – even the Windows 10 Technical Preview will need to be patched.

Four of the five critical bugs are said to allow remote code execution, while the last could allow an attacker to gain administrative privilege on a vulnerable machine. Several of the less-severe flaws allow privilege elevation, as well, while others allow attackers to bypass OS security features.”

Microsoft warns of super-sized Patch Tuesday next week


IIX Acquires Allegro Networks

Mountain View, California and Manchester, UK – October 22, 2014 – IIX Inc., a leading provider of direct interconnection solutions, today announced that it has acquired Allegro Networks. The acquisition of this innovative UK-based software and interconnection company is a significant milestone in IIX’s strategy to bring simple, global network interconnectivity to enterprises

More info and full press release here


Vtesse Networks acquired – Interoute expands UK Cloud operations

London, 1st October 2014 – Interoute Communications Ltd, owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, has acquired the UK Vtesse group. Already serving business in Europe, USA and Asia this bold move will bring Interoute’s multi-award winning cloud service, Interoute VDC, and its Enterprise Unified ICT portfolio of advanced Computing, Connectivity and Unified Communications solutions to businesses across the UK.

Full press release and further information here


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