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CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for February 5

Feb 5, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for February 5, 2018:

  • Virtual Power Systems and SAP to Work Together to Verify and Enable Intelligent Control of Energy: Virtual Power Systems is working with SAP’s Multi-Cloud Computing team as well as the SAP Co-Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley in a new joint venture. They aim to validate the use of VPS’ Intelligent Control of Energy (ICE) platform for optimizing power delivery for data centers. With VPS ICE, SAP will evaluate the ability to track, monitor and manage power usage within data centers while automatically reallocating power distribution based on capacity and availability demands. ICE empowers data center and cloud providers to generate significant additional revenue within existing power and IT footprints. It also allows them to avoid losting millions of dollars in capital expenditures and operating expenses. To foster faster market adoption, VPS is developing a partner ecosystem that includes Artesyn Technologies, HP Enterprise, Intel, Lenovo, Schneider Electric and Vertiv.
  • TE Connectivity Debuts High Density Power Card Edge Solution: TE Connectivity, a connectivity and sensor leader, announced late last week the arrival of its new high density card edge power connector. The connector will deliver among the highest current density in the market to support high power supply applications. With a maximum operating temperature of 130 degrees Celsius, the connector provides reliable performance in harsh environments. In addition, the signal pitch is 1.27mm (compatible with common industry PCB footprint designs), and the elasticity of the power/signal pins provides low mating force.
  • GTT Established Point of Presence in Root Montréal Data Center:  In response to the growing need for colocation services in Montreal, GTT Communications has announced the establishment of a point-of-presence in MTL-R2, Canada’s largest wholesale data center. GTT will now be able to offer a greater selection of connectivity options to its cloud-based multinational clients.
  • JLL Releases Numbers on Northern Virginia for 2017: Data center developers in Northern Virginia leased a record 115 megawatts of data center space in 2017. This according to a new report from JLL presented at CapRE’s own 2018 Data Center Forecast East by JLL’s Managing Director, Allen Tucker. This total tops the 113 megawatts absorbed in 2016. Most importantly, this breathtaking pace leaves only 22 megawatts of available wholesale data center space in the region. “I think we’re going to see huge amounts of construction in 2018,” said Tucker. “In Northern Virginia, supply creates demand, and demand drives supply.”
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