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Iceotope Intros Portable Edge Server

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UK-based IT systems maker Iceotope presents the EdgeStation-- a portable edge computing module with a built-in liquid cooling system designed for challenging environments.

Edge StationUsable as either a workstation or a micro datacentre, the EdgeStation is a sealed liquid cooling system. The electronics are immersed in dielectric fluid, making a virtually silent system with no fans or other air cooling equipment. The casing is IP54-rated for resistance to extreme heat, humidity and dust, while built-in wheels make it portable.

EdgeStation systems are user-configurable, with the system able to accommodate up to two server-class CPUs, up to two expandable PCIe devices and up to 16 DIMMs per server. Iceotope also offers some off-the-shelf stock with 2.2GHz Intel Xeon processors and 256GB RAM.

Aruba Kicks Off Milan Datacentre

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Aruba opens the first phase of what it claims will be the largest datacentre campus in Italy-- the IT3 Global Cloud Data Centre located in Ponte San Pietro, around 40km outside of Milan.

Aruba datacentreThe site covers 210000 square-metres of indoor space, but has buildings in need of either revamping or destruction. Its first facility, dubbed DC-A, is already operational and can support 4MW of equipment, of which 3MW are currently in use. At full capacity, it can be built out to hold 15MW, while the campus in full has the potential to carry loads up to 90MW.

IT3 is the 3rd for Aruba, and the 7th in total. The company says it will offer dedicated server space for large companies, public administrators, IT operators, SMEs, system integrators and telcos, as well as cloud infrastructure solutions of the disaster recover, business continuity, routing and hardware supply variety. Non-European companies and providers will also be able to host data locally, in compliance with GDPR regulations.

Armis Aims at IoT Security

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Startup Armis emerges from stealth mode with a product aimed at the Internet of Things (IoT)-- an agentless IoT security platform allowing enterprises to see and control all devices and networks accessing their systems.

IoT SecurityFounded in 2015 by CEO Yevgeny Dibrov and CTO Nadir Izrael, Armis technology runs on-premises and the cloud as either a physical or virtual appliance. In turn, the appliance connects to the Armis cloud platform to analyse the traffic passing through the network. A layered approach supports an extensive array of infrastructure, and it does not need to be installed everywhere on a network.

DigiTimes: Mining Drives Graphics Cards

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According to DigiTimes the want for improved graphics in games is not the only driver for the GPU market-- customers also use graphics cards for Bitcoin mining, following recent price increases for the successful cryptocurrency.

AMD Bitcoin cardFor the curious, this week saw 1BTC reach the record worth of over $2900. Back in March 2017 the price was around $1000, making for nearly a 300% increase in value in the space of 3 months.

As a result, the graphics card market is enjoying "strong" Q2 2017 sales, despite the quarter being the traditionally slow season. The most popular cards for Bitcoin mining are AMD-based, but Nvidia cards also see increased demand despite higher prices. Either way, the increase in the popularity of Bitcoin mining has lead to the two companies planning cards designed specifically for the task.

EET Group Names Søren Drewsen CEO

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EET GroupPan-European IT and technology distributor EET Group announces Søren Drewsen as CEO. He succeeds John Thomas, who steps down after a 20-year tenure in order to "spend more time with his family."

Thomas will remain at EET Group as a member of the board, as well as shareholder along majority owner FSN Capital. His successor, Søren Drewsen, joins EET Group from a position as VP and group managing director and head of N. Europe at UK-based roofing systems manufacturer Icopal/BMI Group. He holds a Master of Science and Bachelor degrees in both Marketing and Organisation from Copenhagen Business School.

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