Here’s a quick Friday look at some news from the European markets:
In Iceland, Verne Global picked up a client at its green-powered data center campus. The risk modeling firm RMS is deploying its cloud infrastructure built off of Datapipe’s platform, offering the insurance industry a real-time exposure and risk management environment. Verne Global has been working hard to position its Icelandic location for the cloud revolution over the past few years.
Zayo took its 100G rollout across the Atlantic, introducing 100G wavelength services between London and Amsterdam. They have been deploying 100G gear on their US backbone over the past several quarters, including both the northeastern corridor between DC and NYC and the west coast between Seattle and LA. Further 100G rollouts in Europe are planned over the next few quarters as well.
Interoute is helping the European Space Agency with big data processing. ESA is using their virtual data centers to power a SuperSites Exploitation Platform which will analyze and interpret large volumes of satellite data. The end result could be better predictions for earthquakes and volcanic activity. It’s definitely a high profile win for Interoute’s cloud infrastructure.
And the Japanese giant NTT continues to supplement its European infrastructure. They’ve been adding both data center space and network PoPs steadily over the last few years, and yesterday announced plans for an additional data center facility. Their Gyron Internet Limited subsidiary will construct a new building on a 38,500 square meter site near the two they already have in Hemel Hempstead. The new facility will start at 10,000 square meters of space sometime in the spring of 2015, more than doubling the server space NT currently has in the UK.
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