CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for November 2

Nov 2, 2017
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development, and disruptive technology in the data center arena for November 2, 2017:

  • Google Catches Up to Azure and AWS in India with Cloud Data Centers: Google has opened its first cloud region and accompanying data centers in India, all of which center around the Mumbai metropolitan area. This now puts Google on par with competitors Azure and AWS, who have had similar deployment in India for a few years.  This move is expected to improve the performance of Google Cloud’s platform in cities across the sub-continent such as Hyderabad. Chennai, and Bangalore and latency performance by anywhere from 20-90%
  • Lefdal Mine data center lands 4MW in new leases: iNNOVO Cloud GmbH and Fortuitus AG have signed onto the Lefdal Mine data center in Norway. As first reported by Data Economy, “iNNOVO Cloud are using a BCC IT Container from Rittal designed for applications requiring high energy density per rack including HPC applications such as Hashing as a Service” and Fortuitus AG will use the facility to support FinTech applications for European clientele.
  • Vattenfall will power Microsoft with Wind in Sweden: Vattenfall, a Swedish energy firm, will power Microsoft’s Dutch international data center operations in with wind power for ten years. The data center will start receiving 100% of the energy from a wind farm (operated by Vattenfall subsidiary Nuon) to be located less than 50 km from Amsterdam in 2019. “Investing in local clean energy to power our local data center is a win-win for our business and the Netherlands,” said Brian Janous, Microsoft’s general manager of energy.
  • Carter Validus Grabs 2 More U.S. Data Centers: Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II has acquired the 50,000 square foot King of Prussia data center in Philadephia as well as the 58,000 square foot Tempe Data Center II in Arizona for a combined sum of $34 million USD. Both data centers are already full leased. This comes on the heels of Carter Validus purchasing data centers across the country, including markets from Atlanta to Massachusetts and Chicago.
  • Bureau Veritas acquires Primary Integration Solutions: Bureau Veritas will expand their building and infrastructure service offering to include data centers with the acquisition of Primary Integration Solutions, the leading provider of data center building commissioning and operational risk management services in the United States. This is the third acquisitions by Bureau Veritas in the U.S. in 2017.
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