CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for April 16

Apr 16, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for April 16, 2018:

  • CBRE Brokers Major Deal in NoVa Between Two Un-Named Parties: CBRE has facilitated a major transaction by an un-named entity to purchase a trio of data centers in Northern Virginia from an also un-named owner. Totaling 446,811 square feet, the three facilities are located in Sterling, and were built to its previous tenant’s exact specifications in 2017. The 36-acre campus, located within the TransDulles Plaza industrial park that boasts fiber optic routes, features windowless structures with 24-foot clear heights, reinforced floors, Early Suppression Fast Response fire sprinkler systems, as well as interior access to the roof, which contain HVAC systems. The industrial park is also adjacent to a new substation. The addresses of the facilities are 5900, 45930 and 45950 Pathfinder Plaza, and CyrusOne,
  • data center summitZayo Acquires Colocation Data Center in McLean, VA: Zayo is now the proud owner of a second colocation facility in Northern Virginia, welcoming a 62,000 square foot facility located at 1764 Old Meadown Lane to its portfolio. Zayo has big plans for the data center, including an upgrade to the capacity of critical power (three megawatts) as well as enhancing systems resiliency, security, audit certifications, and network connectivity. The data center will also directly tether to Zayo’s asset in Ashburn as well as its point of presence on M Street with Zayo fiber.
  • IEEE Approves World’s Only Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has officially recognized CNet Training’s technical education programs, which includes the world’s only Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management. The IEEE takes pride in being the world’s largest technical professional organization, consisting of over 400,000 members from the fields of engineering, computing, and technology information in 160 different countries. “Now, those who attend CNet’s programs can benefit from being awarded CEUs, which will be instantly recognizable by those in the industry. It also demonstrates a commitment to continuing education, demonstrating their efforts to ensure their skills remain professionally certified and current” said Andrew Stevens, CEO of CNet.
  • DHS Gives Nlyte Software Stamp of Approval for Government Data: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved the new data center infrastructure management suite offered by Nylte Software for it Phase 1 criteria, making it eligible for running devices and/or software on government networks. Nylte is the first firm to attain the distinction. Nlyte was also the first DCIM provider to meet all of the requirements of the U.S. Federal Data Center Optimization Initiative, which helps federal consolidate and modernize IT infrastructure.
  • Fujitsu Unveil New, Energy-Efficient Server Model: Fujitsu has launched its PRIMERTY CX1430 multi-node server model for data centers. While the platform is now only available in Japan, it will be available globally later this year. The new server model has a compact design which reduces energy expenses as well as space required for equipment, thereby lowering the cost of operations. It specifically designed for IoT and Edge applications. In preparation for the release, Fujitsu ran the server model on its Public Cloud service, and found that decreased costs by 60%.
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