CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for April 4

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for April 4, 2019:

  • Mercury Systems Unveils OpenVPX Blade Server for AI: Mercury Systems has announced the EnsembleSeries HDS6605 blade server, the embedded computing industry’s most powerful, general-purpose processing 6U OpenVPX blade server with hardware-enabled support for AI applications. Powered by Second Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, HDS6605 blade servers feature the same cooling, packaging and 100 Gbps in-system switch fabric interconnect technologies found in earlier proven generations of Mercury blades based on Intel Xeon processors. These open systems-compliant technologies have a technology readiness level of nine, making HDS6605 blades well-suited to rugged defense applications and upgrades that require the utmost in processing capability.
  • Tetra Tech Acquires eGlobalTech: Tetra Tech has acquired eGlobalTech, a high-end information technology (IT) solutions, cloud migration, cybersecurity, and management consulting firm based in Arlington, VA. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. eGlobalTech is joining Tetra Tech’s Government Services Group. “The integration of emerging technology into our consulting practice continues to advance Tetra Tech’s ability to provide innovative solutions for our clients,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of eGlobalTech and their laboratory incubator will allow us to pilot and apply exciting new techniques that incorporate artificial intelligence, data analytics, and advanced cybersecurity solutions for our government and commercial customers. Further, eGlobalTech brings us a suite of new federal clients, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”
  • NewCloud Networks Expands to H5 Data Centers: NewCloud Networks has expanded its data center footprint to the H5 Data Center facility located in 1625 Rockwell Avenue in downtown Cleveland. NewCloud Networks is a growing global Cloud Services Provider that offers managed data center solutions and services including: private, public and hybrid cloud, cloud security services, and backup and disaster recovery services. Together, NewCloud Networks and H5 Data Centers can facilitate a world-class hybrid IT offering. The 351,000 square foot data center campus is a key peering and interconnection point for Cleveland. It offers 24×7 on-site engineering and security teams and is eligible for a 100% OH-state sales and use tax abatement. Furthermore, it boasts attractive wholesale power rates and private data center suites.
  • Huawei Launches FusionServer Pro Intelligent Servers: The Huawei Intelligent Computing Business Dept has unveiled the FusionServer Pro series of intelligent servers. These next-generation x86 servers accelerate the intelligent transformation of data centers thanks to an intelligent acceleration engine, intelligent management engine, and intelligent data center solutions for diverse scenarios. Featuring outstanding compute power and intelligence, Huawei’s x86 FusionServer Pro will harness the computing industry and enable transformation into an intelligent world.
  • Becker, MN Approves $6.2 Million USD Tax Break For Google: The Becker, MN City Council has unanimously approved a 20-year property tax abatement for Google, who plans to build a major data center in the municipality. Interestingly, Google will still owe property taxes to the Becker Community School District. The facility is likely to require $600 Million USD of investment from Google and will create 50 full-time jobs.. The meeting saw no dissensions. The abatement will be worth about  $390,000 USD each year. In February, Sherburne County Administrator Steve Taylor revealed to MPR News that county commissioners would commence with hearings on the request for tax abatement, for public input, sometime in March. Furthermore, state Sen. Andrew Mathews, R-Milaca, and Rep. Shane Mekeland, R-Clear Lake, jointly introduced a bill appropriating funds for $20.1 Million USD in lighting, road, sewer and water improvements to the Becker Business Park.
  • Vertiv Identifies Four Edge Archetypes for 5G: Data Center Frontier has published a white paper by Vertiv titled Turning on 5G: Using Edge Archetypes to Identify the Most Mature Use Cases. The paper outlines four edge computing archetypes for 5G, characterized by bandwidth and latency requirements: Machine-to-Machine Latency Sensitive; Human Latency Sensitive; Data Intensive; and Life Critical. “The deployment of 5G and the improvements it delivers in the areas of data throughput, edge computing, ultra-low latency, and efficiency is now imminent. While the investment case for 3G and 4G technologies were fueled by staggering cell phone adoption rates and corresponding demand for data capacity by net new users across the globe, the case for investment in 5G adds compelling opportunities and new value chain opportunities,” reads the white paper’s  introduction.