CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for November 1

Nov 1, 2017
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development, and disruptive technology in the data center arena for November 1, 2017:

  • Apple Free to Proceed in Ireland: The High Court of Ireland rejected the appeal against Apple and their plans to build an data center worth at the cost of 850 million euro ($1 billion USD). The project is now clear to proceed, as a judge decided the appeal had no grounds, despite the environmental bent of the complaint (the facility will go up in a rural location in Western Ireland, in a push to take advantage of nearby rich green energy sources).
  • Alibaba Cloud on the Ground in Malaysia: Alibaba Cloud opened the doors to its Malaysian data center today. The facility is expected to help meet surging demand for scalable, cost-effective cloud computing services among Southeast Asian enterprises as far away as Hong Kong, Thailand, but as nearby as Singapore, as well as those enterprises with low-latency requirements. Alibaba’s data center will offer a comprehensive suite of cloud products and services, including big data, analytics, middleware, security, networking, database services, and elastic computing, all of which cover the broad range of Alibaba’s solutions for cloud computing.
  • Microsemi releases Smart Storage SAS/SATA Adapters: Microsemi has released its new Smart Storage SAS/SATA Adapters, which will advance their offerings for server storage in data centers with full board-level solutions as well as silicon plus software for customly embedded solutions. The portfolio includes the Adaptec HBA 110 family, SmartHBA2100 family, and the SmartRAID 3100 family, all of which deliver high performance, low power, reliability and feature-rich solutions for a plethora of server storage applications.
  • Colocation Northwest Inks Major Lease in Seattle: IsoFusion’s Puget Sound-based Colocation Northwest has announced a lease of up to seven Megawatts for mission critical IT capacity including scalability for the deployment of enterprise and high-density clientele at the Centeris South Hill data center campus in Seattle. “We look forward to providing the redundancy, robust security and hyper-scalability to support Colocation Northwest’s commitment to operational excellence and growth,” said Stephen Milton, co-founder and CEO of Colocation Northwest.
  • USAID Awards CGI $70 million for Disaster Recovery Hybrid Cloud Services: CGI has announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau of Management has awarded the firm almost $70 million in support of its enterprise data center and disaster recovery efforts. The project will utilize CGI’s software platform dubbed Unify360 to try to alleviate the increasing costs of maintaining data centers while migrating USAID’s data to a hybrid cloud architecture. “We are pleased to work with CGI to implement a hybrid cloud solution designed to reduce costs and gain efficiencies, while enabling continued implementation of new best practices,” said USAID Contracting Officer, Joseph Lentini.
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