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Infratil Limited Invests in Kao Data Centre Expansion Plans

October 5, 2021 – London – Colo data centre services provider Kao Data has recently signed an agreement to acquire two UK data centres with a long-term anchor lease from a large financial services business. This purchase will enable Kao Data to deliver multi-site services for its clients and expand potential capacity to c. 55MW, […]

High Performance Data Center Services Provider Verne Global Acquired by Digital 9 Infrastructure for £231M

Verne Global, the Iceland-based data center services provider utilizing that island country’s zero-carbon geothermal energy resources for high intensity computing, announced yesterday it has been acquired by UK-based Digital 9 Infrastructure plc (D9), a new investment trust investing in digital infrastructure assets, in a deal valued at approximately £231 million in cash. Verne Global’s 40 […]

Kao Data Hosts Civo’s OCP-Ready Kubernetes Cloud Platform

London, May 10, 2021 — Kao Data, operator of advanced, carrier neutral data centres for high performance colocation, today announced a new customer in Civo, a flexible, developer-first cloud platform based on K3s Kubernetes technology. The agreement will see Kao Data deploy the UK Innovation Corridor’s first fully operational OCP-ready system, and enable Civo to […]

Kao Data to Host InstaDeep’s HPC and AI Supercomputer, Expanding R&D Capabilities

London, January 26, 2021 – Kao Data, developer and operator of advanced, carrier-neutral data centres for high performance colocation, has today announced a new customer contract with InstaDeep, a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) powered decision-making solutions for enterprise. The new high performance computing (HPC) installation at Kao Data’s Harlow campus allows InstaDeep to […]

Kao Data Announces Two Senior Director Appointments

London, December 15, 2020 – Kao Data, developer and operator of advanced, carrier neutral data centres for high performance colocation, has today announced two senior director appointments to underpin its next phase of campus growth and bolster its leadership team. Following the recent appointment of CEO Lee Myall, Rod Faul joins as Senior Client Director […]

Kao Data Talks HPC-class Colocation Data Center Requirements in the UK’s ‘Innovation Corridor’

UK colocation provider Kao Data talks about the changing data center requirements of HPC organizations in the “Innovation Corridor,” between London and Cambridge. Kao Data Vice President Spencer Lamb talks with the late Rich Brueckner about his company’s adoption of hyperscalers’ infrastructure principles to offer state-of-the-art, high density data centers. For more insights from Kao […]

The UK Innovation Corridor: HPC and the Bio-Technology Revolution

Today there are more patents being approved in the Innovation Corridor per capita than in Silicon Valley, USA. In 2019, it was named as the UK’s fastest growing economic region, with businesses in the corridor reporting a turnover of around £121 billion per annum. With a growing population of around 2 million within the corridor, urbanisation is fast becoming a key trend, but there is more to draw the world’s brightest minds here than by its reputation alone. There are, for example, organisations like AstraZenca, which are changing the way medicines and therapies are developed globally, businesses that are influencing how the financial markets are evolving and incubator projects leveraging HPC and AI to drive development at the forefront of many fields of industry.

Nvidia Certifies Colovore As DGX-Ready Data Center Partner

NVIDIA has gained traction in datacenter Machine Learning with their DGX platforms. Now Bay Area provider Colovore has signed up as a colocation partner supporting NVIDIA DGX deployments. “NVIDIA’s DGX-1 and DGX-2 platforms are leading the way in solving complex AI challenges and we are proud to partner with NVIDIA and their customers to provide the most cost-effective, flexible, and scalable data center home for these servers. With close to 1,000 DGX platforms already deployed and operating at Colovore, we have tremendous experience providing the optimal footprint for DGX and HPC infrastructure success.”

Thinking about Colocation? Do These 7 Things First

While the merits of in-house vs. cloud vs. colo have been vigorously debated — and will likely continue for some time — a new report is aimed at those already sold on the colo concept. Download the white paper from Instor for considerations, tips and potential landmines to watch out for those looking to utilize colocation in 2018.