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CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for February 13

Feb 13, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for February 13, 2018:

  • Kolotek Now Belongs to eStruxture: eStruxture Data Centers has acquired Kolotek from Gaz Métro Plus. The move will allow both eStruxture’s and Kolotek’s existing customers to take advantage of multiple physical locations in the greater Montreal region, improving multi-site and disaster recovery options while adding to eStruxture’s collective pool of network providers. Kolotek was the first Tier III Certified Data Center in the Greater Montreal area, and they maintain a wide range of industry certifications, including PCI DSS and CSAE 3416 / SSAE 16 SOC 1 security certifications.
  • Metalloinvest Data Center Opens Near Moscow: Metalloinvest, largest mining business by size of iron ore reserves (and second largest in the world), has opened a data center 618 kilometers (384 miles) south of Moscow. The facility is next to its existing offices in the town of Stary Oskol. The data center will host Metalloinvest’s SAP4/HANA business management suite. The data center is comprised of 3,230 square feet and features cold aisle containment. It has a capacity of 0.4MW of power – with the potential for future expansion.
  • Dell Enhances Converged Infrastructure Portfolio: Dell EMC has expanded its Converged Infrastructure (CI) portfolio with the introduction of its next-generation Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000. The pre-integrated turnkey system offers simplified storage and data protection from Dell EMC, as well as compute and networking from Cisco. Dell EMC estimates that clients can expect to reduce their data center footprint by as much as 60%. The new VxBlock 1000 supports a variety of arrays, data protection solutions, and compute systems. IT admins will be able to spend less time on administrative tasks, while focusing more on core business functions and innovations.
  • Trump Wants to Move FBI Data Center Staff to Idaho: The Washington Post is first reporting that President Trumps new budget proposes relocating data center staff for the FBI to Pocatello, Idaho. This announcement has shocked many D.C. insiders, since the FBI has expended thousands of hours and millions of dollars securing approved for its capital region facilities in recent years.
  • Next Generation Data Expanding Welsh Data Center: Next Generation Data, the British data center operator, has begun renovation to build out another floor of its expansive, 32-megwatt, Cardiff, Wales data center campus. The expansion will add 250,00 square feet of data space to the facility for the price of 125 million GBP. The campus has already reached an occupancy rate of 30%, accounting for 31 full data halls. This is the same data center that was shortlisted for the Most Beautiful Data Center Award in 2017 from Data Center Dynamics. NGD is a subsidiary of Frennch investment company InfraVia Capital Partners.
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