Equinix plans fifth Singapore data centre as cloud demand climbs

Equinix has unveiled plans for a fifth data centre in Singapore, as it looks to meet increasing demand for cloud services amidst accelerated digital transformation efforts. Slated to launch in the first half of 2021, the new site will boast an initial capacity of 1,300 cabinets and investment of $144 million in the first phase. 



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The data centre also will offer 18,400 square feet of colocation space and, at full capacity, is targeted to house 5,000 cabinets and a total colocation space of almost 129,000 square feet. To be called SG5, the new nine-storey building will be located in Tanjong Kling, formerly known as Data Centre Park, and will be directly linked to Equinix’s four other sites via dark fibre links. 

The announcement comes months after the data centre operator opened its fourth local facility earlier this year, with an initial investment of $85.3 million. Equinix runs 46

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Canada’s Centre for Regulatory Innovation supports the development of new and emerging products

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 27, 2020 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is committed to fostering innovation in its approach to regulations, striving to bring value to businesses while maintaining world-class health, safety and security protections for Canadians and the environment.

The President of the Treasury Board of Canada announced today that the new Centre for Regulatory Innovation is fully operational. The Centre is dedicated to helping business and industry launch novel products and services into the marketplace.

A commitment from 2018’s Fall Economic Statement, the Centre will guide Canadian businesses through the federal regulatory system and help them connect with relevant regulatory bodies. As well, the Centre will have the role of helping regulators undertake experiments that can help industry bring applications of new and emerging technologies into the Canadian marketplace and support their competitiveness.

Setting up the Centre is one of several regulatory modernization actions the Government is

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Centre to weigh commercial viability of hyperloop travel system

NEW DELHI: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is weighing the commercial viability of Hyperloop as a travel system in the country. This is being done in a bid to transform India’s public transportation system and roll out new-age transport technology. t

Over the next six months, a committee of officers will study the safety standards, regulations as well as the cost involved as compared with other forms of transport system such as metro, said a government official aware of the development.

Hyperloop is a travel system that uses pods or vehicles travelling at high speed through low-pressure tubes erected on columns or tunneled underground using magnetic levitation. It is based on an idea mooted by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.

“We need to see how competent and safe this technology is. We would need separate regulations for such a transport system. Apart from these, we need to cautiously assess the

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Equinix to spend $55m on third Osaka data centre

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Equinix has announced plans to build a third International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Osaka, Japan.

The facility, to be known as OS3, will be the company’s 14th in the country, with 11 already in Tokyo.

Equinix said the additional Osaka data centre comes as the region has become a hub for startup companies and innovation. 

“It is gearing up to become Japan’s next international financial centre and drive the growth of the digital economy,” the company added. “With numerous businesses related to energy, healthcare and medical services, and manufacturing, Osaka has evolved to become a prime location for data centres in Japan, the second largest following Tokyo.”

The company said OS3 will offer close proximity to major internet and peering exchanges and an ecosystem of network, cloud, and digital content providers. It will also offer direct, low-latency connections to

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Data Centre Market Size, Definition, Development, News and significant Growth With Regional Trends By Forecast 2023

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Nov 20, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
As per the Eurostat, the total value of the ICT sector in Europe, including the ICT manufacturing and ICT services, was estimated to be more than EUR 475 billion in 2017. In this sector, the ICT services account for the major share as it is predicted to be ten times larger than the share held by ICT manufacturing. ICT services consist of computer programming, consultancy and related activities which held about 49.1% share while the telecommunications activities held around 30.3% share in the segment in 2017. These factors are estimated to impact the market growth in a positive manner in the next few years.

Market Scenario:

Data Centers refers to virtual or physical infrastructures that are used by enterprises to store a large amount of mission-critical data. The data centers assist in

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Pioneering new circular economy centre in technology metals announced

The University of Exeter will lead a pioneering new research centre, designed to revolutionize how crucial metals are extracted, used and reused in clean and digital technologies across the UK.

The Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre in Technology Metals, led by experts from the Camborne School of Mines, is one of five new centres announced by the Government today (11 November 2020).

Funded as part of a £22.5 million Government investment, it will explore how to create a circular economy for the technology metals such as cobalt, rare earths and lithium that are essential in all clean and digital technologies including electric cars and wind turbines.

The centre aims to develop a new cycle, right from the first stages of extraction, to enable secure and environmentally-acceptable circulation of these crucial materials within the UK economy.

Professor Frances Wall, from the University of Exeter and who will lead the project said: “We

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Abu Dhabi unveils pioneering global centre for advanced technology research

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi has unveiled a Technology Innovation Institute, a dedicated applied research pillar of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), committed to reinforcing Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s status as a global hub for innovation and advanced technologies.

The institute aims to deliver discovery science and breakthrough technologies that have a global impact. It is rapidly breaking new ground at its seven initial dedicated research centres, each of which have world-class research facilities. There are seven areas of focus at the institute: Quantum research, autonomous robotics, cryptography, advanced materials, digital security, directed energy and secure systems.

The unveiling of the institute follows directions from Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Advanced Technology Research Council, to create an ecosystem for the emirate’s research and development activities that will position Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a global hub for advanced technology research.

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Abu Dhabi Unveils a Pioneering Global Centre for Advanced Technology Research

Technology Innovation Institute aims to deliver discovery science and breakthrough technologies that have a global impact

Initial seven specialist centres for R&D innovation to have world-class research facilities

Abu Dhabi has unveiled the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a pioneering global centre for advanced technology research committed to reinforcing Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s status as a global hub for innovation and advanced technologies.

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The institute is the dedicated applied research pillar of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), which was recently established to set the research and development (R&D) priorities for Abu Dhabi.

It aims to deliver discovery science and breakthrough technologies that have a global impact. It is rapidly breaking new ground at its seven initial dedicated research centres, which each have world-class research facilities.

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New Surrey mental-health centre to use technology to treat PTSD for soldiers, first responders

Trevor Greene, who suffered a severe and debilitating brain injury from an axe attack on a Canadian Armed Forces’ peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan in 2006, continues to make “significant” improvement, thanks, he says, to a technology developed by a Surrey doctor.



a person talking on a cell phone: Dr. Ryan D'Arcy, neuroscientist, helps Canadian veteran Trevor Greene with the NeuroCatch Platform brain monitoring device as part of his ongoing physiotherapy rehabilitation.


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Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, neuroscientist, helps Canadian veteran Trevor Greene with the NeuroCatch Platform brain monitoring device as part of his ongoing physiotherapy rehabilitation.

“My balance and strength vastly improved, especially my core strength,” said Greene, from his Nanaimo home, after he started treatment about a year ago that involves a machine developed by B.C. neuroscientist and entrepreneur Dr. Ryan D’Arcy at the Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic. “I was doing a time stand, seeing how long I could stand, and I just exploded after the (treatment).”

And he says there was an improvement in his post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

Before the treatment, “I was having difficulty with word-finding and

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Cadence Expands Computational Software Development With Opening of New European R&D Centre of Excellencein Cork, Ireland

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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced the opening of a new European R&D Centre of Excellence in Cork, Ireland, to further expand local computational software development. Over the next three years, Cadence expects to create approximately 150 new engineering positions in Cork, facilitating customer design advancement in emerging consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, aerospace, industrial, mobile and healthcare application areas.

“The Cadence decision to establish a state-of-the-art R&D Centre of Excellence in Cork is a positive addition to the vibrant and expanding technology industry in Cork. We are pleased to welcome Cadence’s R&D presence in Cork as part of the local technology ecosystem, and we look forward to the centre providing significant employment opportunities for local residents with strong technology backgrounds. The Cork R&D Centre of Excellence also demonstrates Cadence’s commitment to both Cork

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