CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for February 8

Feb 8, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for February 8, 2018:

  • Navy Backtracks on Cloud Consolidation:  The U.S. Navy has decided to disperse its cloud migration and data center consolidation plans within its umbrella structure. The program executive office for enterprise information systems (PEO EIS) will retain overall authority for cloud governance and policy, as was announced two years ago to speed up the consolidation and migration process, but will no longer be the Navy’s sole broker for commercial cloud services. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, and Navy Installations Command have been designated as new cloud brokers, each of which will oversee migration of their relevant data, to avoid bottlenecks as well as ensure adequate attention to each division’s individual computing needs.
  • Switch and Capital Dynamics to Build Largest Solar Project in U.S.: Nevada will welcome the largest solar project portfolio in the country soon, thanks to Capital Dynamics, the second largest owner of solar projects in the U.S., and Switch. The development, called Nevada Gigawatt 1, will be owned and developed by Capital Dynamics, and anchor tenants will include Switch, and several of Switch’s clients for data center and telecommunication services. Customers will enjoy renewable energy for substantially less than the cost of receiving renewable energy from NV Energy. Nevada Gigawatt 1 is expected to create 1,250 construction jobs.
  • Power Distribution Announced “Quick Ship” Program: Power distribution and monitoring solutions supplier for data centers Power Distribution Inc, has announced their Quick Ship program for Modular Compact Remote Power Panel (MCRPP). The new program enables data center companies seeking to build new facilities or upgrade existing locations to receive limited number of critical power panels in half the industry-standard configuration and ship time. The Quick Ship offers data center facilities, engineers, contractors and business personnel a two-week shipping window for PDI’s industry proven MCRPP AC panelboard distribution unit. The industry-proven solution utilizes quality components to quickly assemble and deliver data center power distribution to server racks and to IT equipment (switches, routers, etc.).
  • Iceland to Welcome Major 100% Renewable Crypto-Currency Mine: A 100% renewable energy-powered data center will be constructed in Iceland this April, under operation by the Moonlite Project. The facility will be used to mine Bitcoin Cash, Dash and Litecoin on an industrial scale. The data center, with a capacity of 15 megawatts, is expected to begin operation in August. It should produce roughly $8 Million USD per month in crypto-currency. Its energy mix will include hydro-power, wind, and geothermal sources.
  • CBRE Will Use LitBit AI Technology to Automate Data Centers: LitBit, a San Jose-based startup offering AI agents that absorb subject matter expertise and train algorithms to manage tasks in data centers is on a roll. After working with ROOT Data Centers to monitor emergency back-up generators, they have signed on to a partnership with CBRE to revolutionize facilities maintenance within data centers and critical environments. CBRE will utilize a LitBit agent named “REMI” (Risk Exposure Mitigation Intelligence) for predictive maintenance and rapid problem diagnosis. CBRE plans to deploy REMI within six months.
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