Five things to watch March 29: Infinera, Smart buildings and G-Core labs

Five things to watch March 29: Infinera, Smart buildings and G-Core labs

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Capacity share five key stories making headlines around the world today.

Infinera to double Hetzner Online’s network capacity

Infinera has teamed with German data centre operator Hetzner Online to double its capacity through the use of Infinera’s ICE6 solution on Hetzner’s nationwide network.

The ICE6 solution enables speeds of up to 800Gbps and will modernise Hetzner’s networks, allowing the company to offer 400 GbE services and doubling its network capacity.

The partnership will make Hetzner Online the first German company to leverage the scalability of operating optical transmissions at 600Gbps.

Infinera’s ICE6 solution has pioneered key innovations that allow a high-level capacity transmission over significant distances including probabilistic constellation shaping and digital Nyquist subcarrier technology.

Smart building deployments to exceed 115 million by 2026

Smart building deployments will rise from 45 million to 115 million in 2026 according to a new study from Juniper Research.

The150% increase reflects increasing demand for energy efficiency from businesses and residents as energy costs spike.

Juniper defines a smart building as one that uses connectivity to enable economical use of resources while creating a safe and comfortable environment for occupants.

The new research found that by enabling buildings to monitor and automate common functions, significant efficiency gains can be made, while improving the environment for workers and residents.

Kao Data appoints i3 Solutions to lead Slough facility design

Global consulting engineering firm Kao Data has appointed i3 Solutions as its principal consultant as it begins work on a 16 megawatt (MW) carrier-neutral data centre in Slough, West London.

The data centre will be situated in the West London Availability zone, within the world’s second largest data centre hub and will bring to market a tier 3 equivalent space for mission critical IT equipment.

Other sustainability features of the facility include a 100% renewable energy supply, hydrotreated vegetable oil to fuel its backup power generators and an ultra-efficient cooling system.

Gérard Thibault, CTO at Kao Data said: Working with i3 Solutions Group is a meeting of like minds; our values as well as our design and engineering ethos are all well aligned.

“We look forward to working together to scale our sustainable infrastructure platform to serve cloud, enterprise and intensive computing requirements.”

G-Core Labs launches new cloud location in Warsaw

Cloud and edge solutions provider G-Core Labs has launched a new cloud point-of-presence (PoP) in Warsaw.

The firm already has server clusters in Paris, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Frankfurt and the firm says its latest cloud location will make it easier for customers to work across European markets.

"The cloud PoP in Warsaw is an important part of G-Core Labs’ European infrastructure offering. Users can now launch dedicated servers and virtual machines in the region within a matter of minutes,” said Seva Vayner, director of edge cloud stream at G-Core Labs.

“We’ve combined Intel SGX encryption technology, DDoS Protection and Web Application Firewall solutions, keeping security front of mind, and also an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform underpinned by Intel Xeon Gen 3 processors,” he added.

Fluke Networks upgrades LinkIQ Cable+Network Tester

Fluke Networks’ upgrade of its LinkIQ Cable+Network Tester will expand its ability to test and troubleshoot IP networks and support users in 12 languages according to the company.

The new software is shipping in all new LinkIQ units and is available as a free upgrade to existing customers.

“While systems integrators and network administrators need to verify cabling performance to ensure network performance, they also need to ensure that the user’s traffic can reach its destination,” said Robert Luijten, field marketing director at Fluke Networks.

The new release includes expanded network testing, two pair cable tests and language support.

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