CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for March 8

Mar 8, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for March 8, 2018:

  • Upsite Unveils AisleLok Sliding Door: Upsite, the pioneering company in airflow management solutions, has announced the latest addition to their modular containment line, the AisleLok® Sliding Door. The new Door installs without tools and helps to reduce IT equipment intake temperatures in as low as a few minutes after opening the box. The Doors also feature revolutionary MagSwitch Technology, which improves thermal efficiency and saved operational costs.
  • Data Center Demand May Push DRAM Prices Higher in 2018: The Digitimes is reporting that industry sources are forecasting spikes in DRAM prices as high as 10% in 2018. This news conflicts with previous reports that predicted DRAM prices may actually plateau. However, rising demand for DRAM chips by smartphone manufacturers and especially data centers has changed the trajectory, saying “the sources said that the tight supply of memory chips for servers at data centers actively under installation by U.S. web giants since the second half of 2017 has eased slightly in the first quarter of 2018, but price quotes have lingered at high level.”
  • INET Infusing Third Round of Investment Into Saraburi Data Center: Internet Thailand (INET) will invest another $22.32 Million USD over the next year into its facility dubbed Data Center 3 in Saraburi province. This is a hallmark moment in INET’s effort to transform their firm’s status as a cloud provider into that of a “platform provider.” INET previously invested $26 Million USD on the first phase of the facility’s construction and $35 Million USD on the second.
  • Zenium To Build Third Data Center Near Frankfurt: Zenium will purchase 6.8 acres of land in Willhelm Fay Strasse, Frankfurt from DATA-Center Frankfurt West GmbH. Financial for the construction of their third data center facility in Europe’s second largest colocation market. Terms and prices of the cost have not been disclosed. Zenium will name the data center Frankfurt Three and will break ground on the 270,000 square feet, four-floor facility in Q4 2018.
  • Vapor IO and Packet Introduce World’s First 5G-as-a-Service: Vapor IO, the leader in edge computing and edge data centers, and Packet, the leading bare metal cloud for developers, today announced plans to deliver 5G-as-a-Service (5GaaS) deployed to Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge. This offering consists of 5G capable infrastructure and connectivity deployed to edge locations and packaged as a “pay as you go” service, launching first in Chicago later this year as part of Vapor IO’s Project Volutus, which will, in combination with this 5GaaS offering, use Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge micro data centers in regions optimized to deliver 5G-capable infrastructure as a service.
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