CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for March 5

Mar 5, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for March 5, 2018:

  • Microsemi To Accept Microchip’s Acquistion Offer: Microchip Technology will acquire Microsemi Corporation after Microsemi agreed to their $10.15 Billion USD offer. Microsemi’s shares rallied to a 52-week high of $67.50, closing at just over $67.30 at the end of last week. The acquisition will significantly expand Microchip Technology’s total addressable markets, thanks to their success in the data center, communications, defense & aerospace markets.
  • Microsoft Enables Government Agencies to Run Azure in Their Own Servers: Microsoft will soon enable their government clients to run its Azure Stack cloud technology on their own servers. This long-awaited shift will be part of an effort to make their stack more appealing to local and federal agencies in need of cloud services but fend off the encroaching competition from Amazon. Specifically, the solution – available in mid-2018 – should appeal to agencies in need of on-premise solutions, such as military operations of embassies overseas.
  • Cisco Brings Tetration Analytics to Data Center & Cloud Security Arenas: Cisco will update its Tetration data center data center analytics platform. It will now be able to segment applications, identify vulnerabilities and exposure, as well as manage processes. Cisco plans to expand to more security vendors and providers of data center equipment in the near-future.
  • NeoPhotonics Announces 53 Gbaud Linear Optical Component Family for 400Gbps Data Center Applications: NeoPhotonics Corporation, manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated circuit based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced its 53 Gbaud Linear Optical Component family, which includes PAM4 capable optical components for 100G and 400G cloud data center and other client applications, including drivers and EML lasers in transmitters plus PIN photodetectors and TIAs in receivers.
  • GTT Communications Acquires Interoute: GTT Communications, a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, will acquire Interoute, operator of one of Europe’s largest independent fiber networks and cloud networking platforms, for approximately €1.9 billion ($2.3 billion) in cash. Interoute has received the strong support of its shareholders — the Sandoz Family Foundation, Aleph Capital and Crestview Partners — in its strategy of building and consolidating the European fiber, cloud and connectivity markets to create a player with significant scale and international presence.
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