CAPRE’s Ashburn Insider for Aug 12, 2019: From Virginia’s Data Center Alley to the World
Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in Virginia’s Data Center Alley for Aug 12, 2019:
- Submer Immersion Cooling Announces New North American Headquarters in Ashburn: Submer Technologies has chosen Ashburn, Virginia, in the heart of Data Center Alley as the location for its new North American headquarters. The new Ashburn location will be incorporated in Virginia as Submer Inc., a subsidiary of Barcelona-based Submer Technologies. The Ashburn location will house administrative, support, and operations for North America. Submer Technologies’ immersion cooling platform has 1000-times the cooling capacity of air – delivering higher performance in less space at less than half the power consumption of a traditional, air-cooled environment – unlocking the full potential of next generation data centers.
- Fredericksburg Wants to Educate Residents About Data Centers: The city of Fredericksburg, VA is hosting an information session tonight, August 12 at 7:00 pm on for the public to learn more about data centers, which are becoming an increasingly important part of life in the municipality. The meeting will take place at the Germanna Community College’s FredCAT facility at 1325 Central Park Blvd. Josh Levi, Vice President of Policy for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia, will be a featured speaker offering insight to the community.
- Federal Reserve Begins Keeping Tabs on AWS Data Centers, Likely Other Hyperscalers: The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the Federal Reserve conducted a formal examination of an Amazon Web Services data center in Virginia this spring and summer, including a visit to the data center in April. While entrants were allowed to review certain documents, they were not allowed to take anything out of the facility. The visit and investigation reportedly stemmed from AWS’ ever-growing market share within the cloud computing arena, which includes many clients within the banking and financial services sectors, and observers expect this to be the beginning of a larger trend consisting of greater oversight of data centers.
- NNSA to Move to Hybrid Cloud: GCN reported that the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced in its annual Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan that they will develop a hybrid cloud platform for the management of its secure networks and applications for enterprise and classified workloads. “In fiscal 2020 NNSA plans to launch the initial phase of an expansion of its Enterprise Secure Network (ESN) with a hybrid cloud platform for its West Coast communications hub to enable secure applications hosting for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,” explains GCN.
- DCPro and Salute Mission Renew Critical Partnership to Attract Diverse Talent to Data Center Industry: DCPro will continue to provide training programs in partnership with Salute Mission Critical (Salute), to drive forward its mission to attract and upskill more diverse talent to the data center market. Salute seeks to transform military veterans into world class data center technicians; this helps ensure greater employment opportunities for veterans and simultaneously reduces the skills shortage within the data center industry. The strategic partnership acknowledges the skill-sets and qualities that veterans can bring to the digital infrastructure industry. As part of the continued collaboration, DCPro will offer foundational training and a range of upskilling programs to Salute recruits across the UK & US
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