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CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for March 2

Mar 2, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for March 2, 2018:

  • Reykjavik to Welcome First Large-Scale Data Center: Opin Kerfi, Fjarskipti hf. (Vodafone Iceland), the IT Service Center for the Icelandic Financial Market (RB) and Korputorg Real Estate ltd. will build Reykjavik’s first large-scale data center this year. The data center will be a sustainable, free-cooling, Tier III state-of-the-art facility, and will become one of the most technologically advanced data centers in Iceland, covering up to 5.000 square meters. The construction will take place in stages, the first of which is scheduled to be complete in early 2019.
  • Switzerland Will Play Host to Smart City Trials: Swisscom and Huawei will build “NetCity” — a world-class, highly reliable, next-generation wireline network infrastructure to provide Swiss customers innovative products and services. NetCity will bring humanity a step closer to achieving a fully-connected, intelligent world by means of constructing a broadband, cloud-based and intelligent network architecture.
  • Cloud Providers Break Spending Records in 2017: Synergy Research Group has released new industry research which found that hyper-scale cloud and global providers significantly ramped up their infrastructure investments in 2017, largely a response to start-ups trying to break into the market. The fourth quarter saw $22 Billion USD of investment alone, and the entire year saw an infusion $75 Billion USD — a 19% increase over 2016.
  • D-Link to Adding SDN to Two Server Switches: Taiwanese networking specialist D-Link will add software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities to two of its server switches, at the same time launching a brand new device. Users who employ the DGS-3000 and DGS-3630 will be able to upgrade to the SDN functionality for free by the end of Q2 in 2018, and D-Link’s brand new DGS-5000 and DQS-5000 will ship with the new SDN software in the same timeframe.
  • Facebook Closes on Atlanta Data Center Campus: Facebook has closed on the sale of a 416 acreage to be used for a massive data center campus in Stanton Spring, outside of Atlanta that will enjoy an investment of $2.5 Billion USD in improvements and equipment in four stages through 2029. Morning Hornet LLC represented Facebook in the land sale of $26 Million USD. The data center campus is expected to be a major part of Facebook’s strategy to challenge Apple and Amazon in the voice assistant wars.
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