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Fire drill knocks ING bank’s data centre offline

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A fire extinguisher test in a bank’s data centre has gone wrong in an “unprecedented” manner, causing its cash machines, online banking operations and website to go offline. For much of Saturday, ING’s Romanian customers could not access their money. The bank said the discharge of its gas-based fire suppression system had caused”unexpected” damage to […]

Microsoft’s UK data centres power up cloud services

September 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft has announced that its first UK cloud computing data centres are up and running. The facilities are located in London, Durham and Cardiff. They should help the US company sell its online services to the public sector and other bodies that handle sensitive data. The Ministry of Defence is among those set to adopt […]

Google uses AI to save on electricity from data centres

July 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Its artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google’s data centres’ energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm. Data centres run the equipment that processes the data consumed by internet users, and it takes a lot of energy to keep their servers cool. Some of the newer ones are now being built in colder climates. […]

Microsoft tests underwater data centre

February 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft has come up with a radical new way to store data – under the sea. Testing of the firm’s first underwater data centre – dubbed Leona Philpot after a character in an Xbox game- has just been completed in an initiative dubbed Project Natick. Data centres are believed to consume up to 3% of […]

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