Also in today’s EMEA regional roundup: Orange announces its first European solar farm; HERE gets brand-specific; Virgin Media puts on its legwarmers.
Deutsche Telekom’s proprietary public cloud infrastructure, Open Telekom Cloud, has been given the EU Cloud Code of Conduct seal of approval, meaning it has been deemed GDPR-compliant and can be added to the public register of EU-approved services. Adherence to the Code is based on various technical and organizational checks, and is subject to annual renewal. The Open Telekom Cloud is based on OpenStack, an open source virtualization platform run by the Open Infrastructure Foundation. (See Telcos have no easy escape from public cloud lock-in, Deutsche Telekom edges closer to Google Cloud and DT plans German sovereign cloud – with Google.)
Orange has signed a deal with fellow French company Reservoir Sun to set up the operator’s first European solar farm, at the satellite communications site in Bercenay-en-Othe, in France’s Aube region. The farm will cover a surface area of 50,000 square meters, the equivalent of seven soccer pitches. With an installed capacity of 5MW (1MW for self-consumption and 4MW for reinjection), the power station will supply 20% of the site’s energy needs,