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What we’ve been reading in the news this week - 13-17 July, 2015

What we’ve been reading in the news this week - 13-17 July, 2015

Date: 13th July 2015  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Industry News

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It’s been another busy week for us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and the web. Below we’ve highlighted some of the articles that have caught our eye.

Uptime stamps on abuse of 'Design' certification - July 13 via @DCDnews
The Uptime Institute has changed the way it manages its Tier system for rating the reliability of data centers, to prevent service providers making deceptive claims.

Qatar Airways migrates systems to the Ooredoo datacentre - July 13 via @datacentresnews
Ooredoo and Qatar Airways have expanded their strategic partnership, with the national airline moving both its primary and backup data to Ooredoo's cloud-hosting platform.

City Football Group To Use SAP Technology ‘From Boardroom To Pitch’ - July 14 via @TechWeekEurope
City Football Group (CFG), the parent company of Premier League club Manchester City, will use SAP’s cloud and analytics platforms as part of a partnership the two organisations claim will transform the way technology is used in sport.

Brazil - running on empty - July 14 via @dcdnews
The drought in Brazil could leave the country’s data centers short of energy.

Manufacturers have a key role to play in the success of BIM - July 15 via @MBS_Magazine
While BIM (building information modelling) is largely underpinned by the availability of building product models, according to climate control and separation specialist Biddle the work required by manufacturers often gets forgotten. Martin Phillips, group marketing manager comments.

US$151 million cost of datacentre failures - July 15 via @datacentresnews
Average data centre outage was 12.5 hours per incident with the span being from 20 minutes to eight days. That excludes the six sites that were lost completely to fire or flood.

Digital Realty Acquiring Telx in $1.9B Deal - July 15 via @datacenter
Digital Realty announced it will acquire Telx for $1.9 billion. The combination is expected to double Digital’s colocation footprint, as well as provide Digital customers access to Telx’s interconnection platform.

Kier wins first phase of £85m shopping centre - July 15 via @ConstructionEnq
Kier has landed the first phase of the £85m redevelopment of the Arndale Centre in Eastbourne.

Leeds Arena puts in “incredible” performance for owners SMG - July 16 via @BusinessDesk_YK
The company's 2014 results showed revenue growth of 3.7% to £45.2m - due to the first full year of operations at the Leeds First Direct Arena, which hosted the pre-tour event for the Tour de France.

UK’s AIMES buys second data center in Liverpool - July 16 via @dcdnews
The colocation provider spun out of University of Liverpool needs room to grow.

Contractor appointed to £310m wind turbine blade factory development - July 17 via @BusinessDesk_YK
Siemens has appointed leading contractor VolkerFitzpatrick to build its wind turbine blade factory in Hull.

Advanced Analytics Helps CenturyLink in Data Center Capacity Planning - July 17 via @datacenter
Bare-metal cloud servers are a best-of-both-worlds alternative to dedicated hosting and VM-based cloud infrastructure services in some cases, but they do complicate data center capacity management for the service provider.

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