CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for November 30

Nov 30, 2017
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for November 29, 2017:

  • Expedient Completed $4.5 Million Expansion in Indiana: Expedient, a cloud computing and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider, today announced the completion of a $4.5 million expansion and upgrade of its data center in Carmel, Indiana. The expansion added 3,500 square feet of computer room space, increasing raised floor space to 26,000 square feet, in addition to 12,500 square feet of electrical/mechanical rooms and more than 15,000 square feet of office, common area, and convenience spaces. Additional upgrades included the replacement of two Flywheel UPS systems, the installation of new computer room air conditioning units and power distribution units, and design improvements and additional cooling capacity for the HVAC system, resulting in a higher level of redundancy for Expedient customers. “With our second expansion in Indianapolis, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to providing our customers with leading IaaS and cloud solutions in a premier data center facility,” said Jim Kothe, Regional Vice President for Expedient.
  • H5 Installs Solar Array in Denver: H5 Data Centers has installed of a solar array at its Denver data center campus. The photovoltaic system will be completed by the end of November will deliver up to 478 kilowatts of renewable power to its data center customers. H5 expects that approximately 23 million kilowatt hours of energy will be generated over the course of the system’s lifetime – the equivalent of powering nearly 2,650 homes. This is the latest infusion of over $10 million in energy efficiency improvements that H5 has made at its Denver data center campus. “H5 Data Centers continues to make investments across our national footprint to improve the reliability and efficiency of our data centers,” Josh Simms, founder and CEO of H5 Data Centers said in a statement. “We are committed to providing reliable, long-term data center solutions for our customers. Not only will our customers realize a much higher percentage of solar power in their energy mix, but also we expect overall power costs at the Denver data center to be more economical in the future.”
  • com Opens Flagship Data Center in Amsterdam: Newly established co-location provider has announced the completion of the first phase of its flagship data centre in Amsterdam. AMS1,as the facility is named, will use indirect adiabatic cooling technologies, with a pPUE number of 1.04. The final project will comprise 5,000 square meters of floor space (the first phase includes 1800 square meters). “Our highly secure, highly reliable colocation data center in Amsterdam generated serious interest from multiple customers prior to go-live,” said CEO Jochem Steman.. “Our company management and engineering team gained trust and commitment from a significant part of those prospects. Among them quite a lot of cloud providers, also large ones, planning to reduce the cost of their global network access and improve their business performance. Our highly efficient data center infrastructure with high-density power levels and multiple low-latency connectivity options to choose from will cater to the needs of HPC, finance and gaming customers as well.”
  • Microsoft and SAP Enhance Partnership to Deploy Each Other’s Cloud Solutions Internally: MSPowerUser is reporting that Microsoft and SAP will deploy each other’s cloud solutions internally. They will also co-engineer, go to market together, and provide joint support services for their customers. SAP and Microsoft will help their customers make the most of running SAP applications in the Azure cloud, while SAP’s Azure-based private managed cloud service will allow customers to run SAP S/4HANA in a secure, managed cloud. Microsoft will deploy SAP S/4HANA on Azure to help run its own internal finance processes, and SAP will move its key internal business critical systems to Azure. “Building on our longtime partnership, Microsoft and SAP are harnessing each other’s products to not only power our own organizations, but to empower our enterprise customers to run their most mission-critical applications and workloads with SAP S/4HANA on Azure,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement.
  • Aecero Choose Ciena for Packet Networking: Aecero, a Southern California-based data center provider, has selected Ciena for packet networking and converged packet optical platforms to support the launch of the Aecero’s Cloud Exchange service, helping to tackle the “last mile” challenge of cloud computing — reaching the cloud. Businesses using Aecero as their data center now have direct high-speed connectivity to major cloud computing providers, including Microsoft and Google, with dedicated connections at speeds of up to 80 Gbps per interconnect. “Aecero has established itself as a leading provider of power and cooling infrastructure,” Ciena’s Vice President of Sales for Global Cloud Networking Garrett Mckey said. “We are pleased to support Aecero as they enter an exciting new phase of network growth and reach their goal of becoming the top data center provider in Southern California with the Aecero Cloud Exchange.”


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