CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for November 28

Nov 28, 2017
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for November 28, 2017:

  • Fauquier County, VA To Consider New Zone for Data Centers: Staff of Fauquier County, Virginia will develop an amendment for the County Commissioners to consider creating a new data center district. At this time, data centers may only be constructed in planned commercial industrial districts in Fauquier County. This development comes after the Commission recently voted down an amendment to allow data center construction in business park districts. The County Board of Supervisors will ultimately decided to endorse the Commission’s recommendations.
  • Vertiv Launches Liebert EXS: Vertiv has launched an uninterruptible power supply with the smallest footprint in its class, the Liebert EXS. This transformerless UPS in a small form-factor that can house up to four battery strings. can support 10, 15 or 20kVA of equipment and promises double conversion efficiency of up to 96.2 percent. When compared to comparable products, the new device promises to reduce the footage required for power backup by up to 50 percent.
  • 1Link & PTLC Enter Data Center Hosting Agreement: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has inked a three-year Data Center Hosting agreement with the largest national payment network in Pakistan for ATM and POS networks, 1LINK Guarantee Limited. This initiative will be deployed at PTCL’s Data Center facility in Karachi. “The synergy of PTCL with 1LINK is an ideal alliance to achieve 1LINK’s goal to deliver exceptional client experience and inclusion of next-generation applications by virtue of PTCLs’ huge and resilient infrastructure,” said Najeeb Agrawalla, CEO of 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited in a statement. “This agreement portrays 1LINK’s full confidence on PTCL’s network infrastructure and expertise in the field of ICT & Data Center Facility and opens the doors for further collaboration with PTCL on exciting customer centric products.”
  • Digital Reality Named Leader in the Light: In recognition of Digital Realty’s achievements in sustainability and efficiency, Nareit has named the firm its 2017 data center Leader in the Light. Digital Realty accepted the award in Dallas, noting that they utilize ~400,000 megwatt-hours of wind power each year and offset 100% of its energy usage for colocation and interconnection. These efforts are the equivalent of taking almost 60,000 cars off the roads every year, or taking almost 30,000 homes off the grid each year. “We are grateful to be recognized by our industry’s preeminent trade group for our sustainability achievements,” CEO of Digital Realty A. William Stein said in a statement. “As leaders in an energy-intensive industry, we view it as our duty to prioritize and champion environmental stewardship and responsible business practices.”
  • Quality Uptime Services to Recognize World’s Most Beautiful Data Center: Quality Uptime Services, a leading provider of UPS and battery preventative maintenance services will sponsor an upcoming award recognizing the World’s Most Beautiful Data Center. The award was conceived in part by a campaign to encourage the design of better-looking data center facilities. “Data center beauty and functionality can go hand in hand. As a loyal partner to mission critical facilities, we are proud to acknowledge an architecturally appropriate data center that embraces innovation, resilience, and environmental adaptation,” states Frank Monticelli, Vice President at Quality Uptime Services.
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