CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for March 6

Mar 6, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for March 6, 2018:

  • Customs and Border Protection Aims for Cloud Migration by 2022: The Homeland Security Department’s Customs and Border Protection agency has announced that they are formulating a strategy for migrating all of their services into the Cloud and away from the Office of Information Technology National Data Center complex over the next four years. Officials with CMB have announced that they seek proposals from cloud service providers who for a five-year contract.
  • Facebook Data Centers Add Almost $6 Billlion USD to GDP: RTI International has found that since 2010, Facebook’s four U.S. data centers—located in Fort Worth, Texas; Altoona, Iowa; and Forest City, North Carolina—have combined to contribute $5.8 billion to the U.S. GDP since 2010. The study, titled “The Impact of Facebook’s U.S. Data Center Fleet,” also found that from 2010 to 2016, these four data centers spent over $4 Billion USD on construction, wholesale trade and real estate. The report also honed in on Facebook’s contribution to national employment — for every data center job, five jobs are supported in the economy. Furthermore, for every $1 million spent by Facebook on operations, 13 jobs are supported in the economy.
  • Expereo to Expand Across Africa: Expereo will launch numerous strategically located, carrier-neutral data centers across a handful of pan-African locations in 2018. This comes on the heels of Expereo’s building a Johannesburg, South Africa hub. Dubbed “Africa Cloud Acceleration Hubs,” the data centers will connect more customers across the Internet on an enhanced global scale, with improved infrastructure and optimized Internet connectivity.
  • Equinix Expands Tampa Property: Equinix will expand its Tampa office space located at Two Harbour Place, 302 Knights Run Ave. The space will grow from 30,164 square feet to 48,818 square-feet and will now occupy both the seventh and eighth floors of Two Harbour Place. Caleb Lewis and John Heald of JLL represented Equinix, while their colleagues at JLL, Jim Moler and Deana Beer, represented the landlord.
  • IDC Releases Enterprise Storage Systems Report: According to IDC Research, revenue for enterprise storage systems is rising due to strong hardware sales to hyperscale data centers. Furthermore, HPE and Dell tied for the largest enterprise storage provider market share. Coming in third in another tie are IBM and NetApp. Finally, Huawei and Hitachi take fifth place. Original design manufacturers saw a 34.3% increase in revenue over the previous year, while server-based storage sales rose 23.8%.
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