CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for January 31

Jan 31, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for January 31, 2018:

  • NTT Acquires 100% Ownership of RagingWire: Tokyo-based NTT Com has exercised its option to purchase the remaining shares of RagingWire and acquire 100% ownership of the company. As part of this investment, NTT Com named RagingWire its Americas data center platform responsible for NTT Com’s data center business in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and South America under the global Nexcenter brand. In January 2014, NTT Com acquired an 80% equity stake in RagingWire. By joining the NTT Com family of companies, RagingWire became part of one of the largest data center companies in the world with more than 140 facilities in over 20 countries and regions. Since this time and with the financial backing of NTT Com, RagingWire has more than doubled in size bringing online 60 megawatts of capacity at its Ashburn VA2 and VA3 data centers, the Dallas TX1 Data Center, and the Sacramento CA3 Data Center.
  • Kaminario Unveils Cloud Fabric: In its first move since going all-software, Kaminario is re-positioning its software stack for large service providers by unveiling a revamped software-defined storage platform. The offering is largely the same software used to power Kaminario’s existing  software operating platform, but has notable improvements, including a 100% usage-based payment model. However, in order to run the cloud fabric, Data center operators must procure hardware components from the company’s partner, Tech Data first. Kaminario looks to provide their platform to large CSPs that compete with industry titans such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
  • Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS: Open source solution provider Red Hat has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CoreOS, Inc., an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions for $250 million USD. The acquisition will enable Red Hat customers to build any application and deploy them in any environment with the flexibility afforded by open source. By combining CoreOS’s complementary capabilities with Red Hat’s already broad Kubernetes and container-based portfolio, Red Hat aims to further accelerate adoption and development of their hybrid cloud platform for modern application workloads.
  • African telecom firm Liquid Telecom Enhances Two Data Centers in South Africa: Econet subsidiary Liquid Telecom has increased the capacity and doubled the size of a pair of carrier-neutral data centers South Africa, one in Johannesburg and another in Cape Town. The $110 Million USD investment took place over the last twelve months and will help Liquid Telecom address the growing demand of local and international cloud providers. The Johannesburg data center now boasts 32,300 square feet (and increase of 9,000 square feet) and offers 7 megawatts of capacity. The Cape Town facility now boasts over 19,000 square feet of white space and 5.5 megawatts of power capacity. Liquid Telecom hopes to continue expansion by 500% in the next five years.
  • New Market Report Predicts Hyperscale Market to Expand to $80 Billion By 2022: ReportLinker has released a market report with big predictions for the hyperscale data center arena. They predict that the arena will grow from its current level of $25.08 Billion USD to $80.65 Billion USD by 2022, which translates to a 26.32% compound annual growth rate. Citing a growing need for reduction in CapEx and OpEx spent on commissioning mission-critical data center facilities, the Report expects North America to enjoy the largest market share, despite exponential growth in the Asia Pacific Region.
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