London data centre space most attractive in Europe, according to report
London continues to be the largest single data centre market in Europe, with total raised floor space in London forecasted to increase to 300,000 square metres by 2015. This is according to Tariff Consultancy Ltd's new report, "The London Data Centre Market 2010-2015," which points to London's 'interconnected ecosystem' as one of the main attractions. The report found London to be attractive for its well-connected, high-density data centre space, despite prices remaining high within the M25 parameters.
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Interxion's Moinuddin joins Green Grid committee as co-chair
Colocation data centre service provider Interxion has announced that its director of corporate communications, Ali Moinuddin, has been appointed by The Green Grid as co-chair of its European Communications Committee. In his new role, Moinuddin will create awareness of energy efficiency in data centres amongst the pan-European community.
Red Hat sees Q2 revenue soar 20% year-on-year
Red Hat has announced the results for Q2 of its fiscal year, which ended on August 31, 2010. Total revenue for the quarter was $219.8 million, an increase of 20% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Subscription revenue for Q2 was $186.2 million, up 19% year-on-year.
Peer 1 sees revenue growth but net income dip for fiscal year 2010
Hosting provider Peer 1 has finished its fiscal 2010 with year-on-year revenue growth but a dip in net income. The Canadian-based company, with data centre facilities in the UK, saw its revenue increase 6.1%, from $92.3 million to 97.9 million. Net income decreased from $5.7 million to $2.2 million.
Microsoft makes Security Essentials free for small businesses
Microsoft will offer its Security Essentials antivirus suite free to small businesses in October. The move is an attempt to prompt more users to install virus protection and boost the overall security of the Windows ecosystem. The tool will be free to businesses with up to 10 Windows PCs.
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