CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for March 1

Mar 1, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for March 1, 2018:

  • Lenovo Unveils New High-Density Server Tray: Lenovo has introduced their new ThinkSystem SD650 high-density server tray for high-performance computing (HPC) environments with the latest water cooling technology, which will lower power consumption 30 to 40% compared to traditional air cooling methods. The technology was co-developed with an HPC firm from Germany. The new server tray will operate using warm water — up to 122°F – and can handle at least 70 KW of power.
  • Stanford University Data Center Recognized for Energy Savings: The Stanford Research Computing Center has been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification for superior energy performance, in recognition of its ability to consume 40 percent less energy per square foot than the national median, prevent over 1,300 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year and outperform 100 percent of similar buildings nationwide.
  • Google to Double-Down in Oklahoma: Google will open another four-story data center in Oklahoma. This investment will bring the company’s total investment in the Sooner State to $2.5 Billion USD. The $600 Million USD will be located on Google’s existing campus at the MidAmerica Industrial Park near Pryor. Officials in Pryor expect the expansion to result in $200,000 USD in tax revenue in the coming years.
  • Microsoft to Power Singapore Data Center with Solar Energy from Rooftops: Microsoft has signed a deal with Sunseap, a solar firm out of Singapore, to buy up solar energy from rooftops across Singapore to power its Southeast Asian data center. Microsoft will purchase 100% of the power generated over the next 20 years. Microsoft signed similar deals in Ireland and the Netherlands last years. The panels can produce up to 60 megawatts of solar power.
  • Cemig to Incorporate Cemig Telecom March 31, Bringing Ativas Data Center With It: Brazil’s Minas Gerais Energy Company (Cemig) will incorporate its telecommunications unit, Cemig Teleco at the end of the month. This incorporation will encompass Cemig Telecom’s 19.6 percent stake in the Brazilian Ativas Data Center. Capital stock shares will be cancelled at the same time as the merger.
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