CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for February 7

Feb 7, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for February 7, 2018

  • Samsung Opens Data center in South Korea: Samsung SDS, the information technology services subsidiary of Samsung, broke ground on new data center in Chuncheon, South Korea yesterday. The data center is 85 kilometers east of Seoul. The 39,780 square meter (428,000 sq ft) facility will be the 5th Samsung data center in South Korea and is expected to be up and running in 2019. “It will be an eco-friendly center that can bring about best performance and will allow the company to compete in the cloud computing market,” said CEO of Samsung Hong Won-pyo in a press release.
  • Dell EMC Unveils Three New Server Models: Three new servers — the PowerEdge R6415, the PowerEdge R7415 and the PowerEdge R742 — tailored for software-defined environments, edge and high performance computing are on offer from Dell EMC, the 14th generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio. The servers arrive just in time to address the relentless pace of scale and record adoption, according to a Dell statement. The new servers are designed to support the modern data center and scale-up as customers’ workloads increase.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s US Data Center Engineering Practice Sold to Private Investors:  Data Center Knowledge is first reporting that EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s design and engineering consulting practice for U.S. data centers, has been sold to a group of private investors which includes eight former senior EYP principals. The sum and other terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Rick Einhorn, previously EYP’s president is now a managing partner, while Brian Whelan, the former COO, is the company’s second managing partner.
  • Facebook Part of Consortium Financing New Pacific Submarine Cable: A new submarine cable, to be built by Nokia subsidiary Alcatel Submarine Networks and linking Hermosa Beach, CA to Hong Kong will be financed by a consortium of companies that includes Facebook. The 13,000 kilometer cable will also be financed by China Telecom, China Unicom, Tata Communications, and Telstra. The cable is expected to come online in 2020.
  • Google Coud Officially Operating in Canada: Google has launched its first Google Cloud Platform region in Canada, with its hub in Montreal. Dubbed northamerica-northeast1, the region consists of three different zones. Google Cloud other North American regions include Oregon, Iowa, South Carolina and Northern Virginia. According to Google, the data centre will improve latency by up to 90% for clients with applications hosted in Montréal (as opposed to being hosted in a nearby region).
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