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January 2019

Top 10 datacentre stories of 2018

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There is nothing like a datacentre outage to highlight just how reliant the digital economy is on these facilities, with the 2018 news cycle dominated by tales of server rooms going awry and causing mass disruption to end users across the globe. Here’s a look back over Computer Weekly’s top 10 datacentre stories of 2018.

Table Of Contents

  • Meltdown and Spectre: AWS, Google and Microsoft rush to patch cloud chip flaws
  • Colocation and the hyperscalers: What the cloud giants want in a datacentre partner
  • BA to sue CBRE over May Bank Holiday datacentre outage
  • Apple pulls plug on €850m Irish datacentre project after three-year planning delay
  • Visa reveals 'rare' datacentre switch fault as root cause of June 2018 outage
  • Microsoft deploys underwater datacentre off the coast of Orkney
  • Dividing lines: EU bid to curb server energy use has the European datacentre community split
  • Infinity SDC sells Here East Olympic Park datacentre to fund development of Romford facility
  • NHS Wales IT outage: What went wrong with its datacentres?
  • The bitcoin boom: How colocation datacentres are cashing in on cryptocurrency mining

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