Teraco Data Environments secures funding for hyperscale data centre

African data centre provider Teraco Data Environments has secured R2.5 billion (€140 million) in funding. The company will utilise the funding to fund the construction of its 28 megawatt hyperscale data centre in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, South Africa.  Platform Teraco provides enterprises with a direct private connection to all leading cloud providers in what […]

AWS announces plans for Swiss data centres

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it will open data centres across Switzerland in 2022. The company, which ended 2019 with revenues of over US$35 billion, will open what it calls an “infrastructure region” in the country, complementing existing regions in France, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Italy and the UK. The company also has announced […]

MediaKind launches new media contribution encoder

Media tech firm MediaKind has announced the launch of its next-gen media contribution encoder, the CE1. The company said that the CE1, a media contribution encoder based on cloud-ready software, coupled with hardware acceleration, is “heralding a new era for professional contribution video processing” and that it can greatly accelerate time-to-market for new video offerings. […]

DAZN partners with M2A Media for cloud IP content acquisition

Sports streamer DAZN has signed a deal with cloud-based video solutions provider M2A Media and its cloud IP transport service M2A Connect to acquire live sports content from its international rights partners. The deal will see M2A Connect manage bookings and associated spend for DAZN by optimising its use of the public cloud for the […]

Cloud usage jumps up as broadcasters move to remote working

The use of cloud technologies by remote broadcasters has drastically increased since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report has said. According to software developer Iatakoo, the company saw use of its cloud-based platform increase by 293% in terms of minutes streamed. This is combined with a 172% increase in the minutes of […]

Ericsson’s Steve Plunkett: IBC 2017 preview

Ericsson’s CTO of broadcast and media services, Steve Plunkett, tells us what to look out for at IBC this year. It’s almost IBC time again, the flagship European event where the great and the good (and everyone else) of the broadcast industry descend on Amsterdam to showcase and discuss the latest trends and products that […]

McDonough takes charge of Forbidden Technologies

Cloud video software-as-a-service specialist Forbidden Technologies has named former Turner northern Europe chief and BBC Worldwide executive Ian McDonough as its new CEO. McDonough will be charged with driving AIM-quoted Forbidden’s commercial growth and the continued development of its cloud video platform and related applications. The company specialises in technology that brings video production in […]

Netflix completes cloud migration

Netflix said that after seven years it completed its cloud migration last month and shut down “the last remaining data centre bits” used by its streaming service. “Moving to the cloud has brought Netflix a number of benefits. We have eight times as many streaming members than we did in 2008, and they are much […]

Microsoft announces European cloud expansion

Microsoft plans to expand its public cloud initiative to the UK in 2016 and has completed its cloud build-out in the Netherlands and Ireland, CEO Satya Nadella announced today. Speaking at Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference in London this morning, Nadella outlined plans to create a “the most hyperscale public cloud that operates around the world”. He […]

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