CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for April 6

Apr 6, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for April 6, 2018:

  • 365 Data Centers Names New Director of Business Development: Robert Allison has been named the new director of business development for 365 Data Centers, based in the company’s Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Florida offices. Allison will serve as primary point of contact for businesses in South Florida needing 365’s cloud, colocation, network business continuity and virtual managed services product offerings. Chief executive officer of 365, Bob DeSantis, said, “Robert Allison brings an incredible amount of expertise to 365’s client base in South Florida to assist them in identifying and solving their hybrid data center service requirements.”
  • Intel Sells Wind River to Heighten Focus on Data Centers: In June 2009, Intel spent $884 million USD to gain embedded software vendor Wind River. Now Intel has chosen to sell it. Global alternative asset firm TPG has purchased Wind River; financial terms of the arrangement have not been made public. President of Wind River, Jim Douglas, said, “This acquisition will establish Wind River as a leading independent software provider uniquely positioned to advance digital transformation within critical infrastructure segments with our comprehensive edge to cloud portfolio.” Senior vice president and general manager of the Internet of Things Group at Intel, Tom Lantzsch, said, “This move is designed to sharpen our focus on growth opportunities that align to Intel’s data-centric strategy.”
  • data center summitHashChain Obtains Delivery of 3,000 Rigs in Montana to Continue Mining: Cyptocurrency HashChain Technology Inc. announced the arrival of 3,000 mining Rigs allowing the company to operate with a combined total of 3,870 Rigs. This grants approximately 5.8 megawatts of power for HashCain to utilize. Notably, HashChain has used its Vancouver data center solely for mining Dash cryptocurrency. It also employs its Montana facility to operate at 1.28 megawatts while focused mining Bitcoin. CEO and founder of HashChain, Patrick Gray, said, “HashChain continues to diversify our business strategy to include other blockchain-related software and services, and we remain dedicated to mining sector.”
  • vArmour Selected by Telstra for Data Center and Cloud Application Security: A leading data center and cloud security company, vArmour, announced that Telstra will utilize vArmour to aid in securing applications and data. Services given by Telstra include managed network services, global connectivity, cloud, voice, colocation, conferencing and satellite solutions, competing in all telecommunication markets within Australia. Luke Bennett, Telstra General Manger for Cloud Engineering, said, “The privacy and security of our data is vitally important to us and to our customers. At Telstra we are committed to protecting our customers’ privacy and keeping their personal information safe and secure.”
  • 100 Percent Sustainable Energy Will Power Wynn Las Vegas Data Center: Wynn Las Vegas has announced that its IT infrastructure, homed at Switch’s Core Campus data center, is sustained with 100 percent renewable energy in Wynn’s ongoing effort to minimize its carbon footprint and promote clean energy use across multiple areas. Director of Energy Procurement for Wynn Las Vegas, Erik Hansen, said, “Switch shares the same commitment to protecting our plant’s resources, and provides us with smart and eco-friendly energy solutions as the resort continues to grow.”
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