CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for December 5

Dec 5, 2017
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for December 5, 2017:

  • Montage Technology & Jintide Unveil New Server CPU & Platform: Montage Technology along with its Jintide™ ecosystem partners, Tsinghua University (TU), Lenovo and Byosoft,  unveiled the core technologies, ecosystem and commercial roll-out plan of the Jintide™ Server CPU & Platform. The technical launch coincided with the first day of the Light of the Internet Expo and the 4th World Internet Conference (WIC), a significant occasion for the whole Internet industry. Jintide™ is an innovative secure and controllable solution developed by Montage Technology for data centers, which combines Montage Technology’s Hybrid Security DIMM (HSDIMM®) technology, TU’s reconfigurable computing processor (RCP) module, and standard, high-performance Intel® Xeon® processors to meet the critical application requirements in China.
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Ayar Labs to Collaborate on Silicon Photonic Tech Solutions for Data Centers: GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Ayar Labs, a startup bringing optical input/output (I/O) to silicon chips, have announced a strategic collaboration to co-develop and commercialize differentiated silicon photonic technology solutions. The companies will develop and manufacture Ayar’s novel CMOS optical I/O technology, using GF’s 45nm CMOS fabrication process, to deliver an alternative to copper I/O that offers up to 10x higher bandwidth and up to 5x lower power. This cost-effective solution is integrated in-package with customer ASICs as a multi-chip module, and improves data speed and energy efficiency in cloud servers, datac enters and supercomputers. As part of the agreement, GF has also invested an undisclosed amount in Ayar Labs.
  • Expedient Completes Expansion of Pittsburgh Data Center: Expedient, a cloud computing and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider, yesterday announced the completion of a $14 million expansion of its Nova Place data center in Pittsburgh. The expansion adds 10,000 square feet of new raised floor computer room space and cloud capacity for IaaS and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solutions. Several thousand additional square feet have been dedicated to fully redundant switchgear, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, and emergency generators with up to two megawatts of demand and fuel capacity. Additionally, the renovated and expanded facility is powered by new dedicated and redundant commercial utility power service.
  • Didgebridge to Team up with EMP Data Center to offer Tier 3+ Hosting Services: Didgebridge and EMP Data Center Company are teaming up to form a strategic partnership to offer services of the EMP Data Center including Tier 3+ scalable private hosting solutions to jointly serve their clients. Didgebridge has pioneered mobile video content delivery with machine learning and proprietary analytics through creating an on-demand text to video mobile video platform, all without the need to install an app. Didgebridge serves some of the most recognized top five global consumer product companies and several of the top 10 largest retailers today. The company also has clients in healthcare, home improvement, and specialty agencies.
  • Virtutel to Create 20-Data Center Network in Australia: Virtutel, an Australian telecommunications provider, will develop a network of up to 20 edge data centers across Australia through its data center arm VirtuDC. VirtuDC has contracted with Flexenclosure, a prefabricated data center manufacturer out of Sweden to ship data center facilities down under over a period of three years. The facilities (expected to meet Uptime Institute’s Tier III requirements) are expected to enable VirtuDC to tap into untapped market as well as provide network and interconnection services at end-point level.



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