Ark plans new Wiltshire DC

06 May 2022

Ark Data Centres is looking to build another data centre at its Corsham campus in Wiltshire, to be known as P5 South. Situated at its Spring Park campus on Westwells Road, near Corsham, the company is also requesting to build a plant, highways works, vehicle access, infrastructure, enclosures, landscaping and other associated works. The building will have a total floorspace of 6,020 sqm (64,800 sq ft) over three floors. In its application, Ark said it has acquired the “Hawthorn Works” site to the south of their existing Spring Park Campus consisting of two factory units and car park. The company aims to demolish the two warehouse units and also build a connecting bridge between P5 North and P5 South.

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LSE data centre migration helped by EXA

06 May 2022

The London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) data centre migration is moving forward, with connectivity provider EXA hooking up the new facility with low-latency connectivity.

EXA will deliver on-network dark fibre, wavelength and ethernet services to LSEG for use by all the co-located users of the data centre.

The firm says its terrestrial and subsea network across Europe and North Atlantic is suited to trading venue connectivity, with all major European and North American exchanges being on-network and diversely routed.

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UTN Manager from SEH Technology now supports macOS 12 Monterey from Apple and its new M1

01 May 2022

SEH Technology has adapted its SEH UTN Manager to the modern Apple operating system and current processor generations, the company said.

The software tool now supports Apple processors of the M1 series, which makes it possible to manage all USB device and dongle servers from the SEH product portfolio and easily access the USB dongles and devices connected to them.

“At the end of 2020, Apple had started to switch its hardware from the Intel architecture to its own ARM-based SoC CPU architecture," said Jörg Hecke, product marketing manager at SEH Technology. "At the same time, macOS 12 (Monterey) of Apple’s operating system was introduced; with it, important classes and frameworks were dropped, meaning our UTN Manager was no longer compatible.”

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Kao Data expands Harlow campus

07 April 2022

Kao Data, the specialist developer and operator of data centres for enterprise, cloud, HPC and AI, has expanded its Harlow data centre campus, with construction now underway on its second 10MW facility. Following the recent investment from Infratil Limited, and the launch of its Slough data centre in February, the new facility, named KLON-02, will offer up to 10MW of capacity and provide an energy efficient home for almost 1,800 racks of IT equipment across 3,400m2 of technical space and via four technology suites. Once fully operational, the facility will be NVIDIA DGX-Ready data centre certified and OCP-Ready.

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