projects & agreements Aegis Data enters into partnership with Custodian Aegis Data and Custodian Data Centres have entered into a partnership to expand their carrier neutral offering across their entire client portfolio. By partnering with Custodian, Aegis Data is able to offer a range of IP transit networks to its customers, as well as expand its DDoS protection and high performance compute (HPC) capabilities. Aegis Data already has a reputation for offering HPC ca pabilities, from its new purpose built, state-of-the-art facility. By partnering with Custodian Data Centres, which hosts a number of HPC clusters for various universities and financial trading organisations, this offering is now expanded to offer clients an increased level of processing power. With the ability to match power and delivery of up to 25kW, within the same footprint, Aegis Data is now able to provide a greater service to its customers. The disaster recovery functionality offered by Custodian Data Centres also enables Aegis Data to assure its customers that their data is secure and can be recovered in light of the most testing of incidents. HYVE PROVIDES MANAGED HOSTING FOR NEXTBASE UK Nextbase UK, a leader in the rapidly growing dash cam industry, has recently selected Hyve Managed Hosting to support the company’s website. Nextbase, a major supplier to Halfords, needed a web team that could effectively deal with its site requirements. The Nextbase website features a video hub where customers can upload their own footage – video files that tend to be large in size. Hyve’s platform is designed to manage files of this type and ensures that there isn’t any site downtime, particularly during peak times of video hub usage. In order to provide the storage needed, Hyve cached the entire Nextbase website to ensure that it can handle a huge influx of visitors, remaining up and running even if tens of thousands of viewers attempt to access the site at once. This is crucial for Nextbase’s business, ensuring that its videos are available to users at all times. Colt Data Centre Services adds to global capacity Colt Data Centre Services has announced it is adding 7,000m2 of data centre capacity around the world, driven by an unprecedented surge in demand for its cloud hosting and colocation services. The expansion includes an entire new data centre in Inzai, Japan, in addition to significant capacity extensions to its existing data centres serving London, Berlin, and Hamburg. As more and more devices come online, a great wave of digital information is flooding businesses in all sectors. IDC predicts that by 2020, the global digital universe will reach 44 zettabytes – more than 10 times that in existence today. This represents both a major challenge to IT professionals, but also a major opportunity for their businesses to derive new growth generating insights and revenue streams from this potentially priceless information. With the Asian colocation market predicted to grow by 16.2 per cent (CAGR) by 2018 to $14.5 billion, the new data centre in Inzai, Japan, has already reached near capacity before its opening – due to take place in 2017.