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CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for October 31

 
Oct 31, 2017
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development, and disruptive technology in the data center arena for October 31, 2017:

  • vXchnge Expanding Austin Footprint: Florida-based data center operator vXchange Inc. will expand is Austin, TX presence, after having previously bought a 61,000 square foot property located at 8025 North I-35. In order to provide more room for servers as well as power infrastructure and other capacity support, vXchnge will enlarge that facility to 100,000 square feet. BURR Engineering has signed on as the general contractor while Gensler will serve as the architecture firm for the project, which will be wrapped up sometime in late 2018.
  • Extreme Finalizes Acquisition of Brocade: Extreme Networks, whose data center are popular choices among end-users in the education, hospitality, healthcare, retail, transportation and logistics, government, and manufacturing industries, has announced that its acquisition of Brocade Data Center Networking has been completed. The deal, brokered in March 2017, came with a $55 million pricetag.
  • Canadian Root Data Centers Secures $90 million in Financing: Montreal’s next-gen colocation company, Root Data Centers, has secured $90 million in new financing from Goldman Sachs, which they plan to use to expand into new geographical areas. Root currently operates a pair of carrier-neutral data centers in the greater Montreal area, both of which exceed Tier 3 standards.
  • Equinix’s DC12 Open for Business: Equinix’s 14th International Business Exchange Data Center in the Washington, D.C. metro area — dubbed DC12 – has opened its doors for business after the first phase of construction has reached completion. This $98.5 million project has added 1500 server cabinets and almost 60,000 gross square feet of data center capacity to their DC campus. And will offer both enterprise and government agency clientele the ability to access a mix of global networks, cloud service providers, social media platforms, and digital content companies.
  • Google’s Cloud Services Improving Access to Dedicated Interconnect Service with Equinix: Google’s dedicated interconnect service will now be routed into more data centers around the world thanks to a new partnership with Equinix. The dedicated interconnect platform will now support Cloud Router global routing, and will reach to Mumbai, Munich, Montreal, and Atlanta. Furthermore, Equinix will now bring Google Cloud Platform direct connection to areas where it otherwise has no physical presence.

 

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