CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for Aug 13, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for Aug 13, 2019:

  • GI Partners Announces Appointment of John Sheputis as Managing Director: GI Partners, a leading private investment firm, announced today that John Sheputis, former President of Infomart Data Centers and co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fortune Data Centers, has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Mr. Sheputis will lead GI Partners’ technology real estate acquisition and development activities, adding considerable experience to GI Partners’ extensive footprint in technology advantaged real estate assets and operating businesses. In 2007, Mr. Sheputis helped establish the wholesale data center segment in Silicon Valley with the founding of Fortune Data Centers. Prior to Fortune, Mr. Sheputis founded and managed several Silicon Valley ventures, including roles as co-founder and COO of Totality, EVP of Operations at Solidcore, and SVP of Sales for BeVocal.
  • Lincoln Rackhouse + Principal Real Estate Investors Sell Chandler, AZ Data Center for $72 Million USD: Lincoln Rackhouse and Principal Real Estate Investors have sold the 191,000 square foot data center at 2500 W. Frye Road in Chandler, Arizona for to a client represented by CBRE Global Investors for $72.75 Million USD. The data center, which is fully leased by Internap, was purchased by Lincoln Rackhouse and Principal Real Estate Investors in 2018 along with two other data centers. “There are more diverse buyers of data center assets today than ever before,” said Kristina Metzger  of CBRE. “The Phoenix Flagship data center was attractive to foreign capital, institutional investors, and infrastructure funds, in addition to the historical, targeted data center investors.”
  • In Blow to Intel, AMD Inks Google’s Data Center Business: AMD has secured the trifecta of hyperscalers — Amazon, Microsoft, and now Google — alongside Twitter — to use its EPYC processors. AMD made the Google announcement when introducing the 2nd Generation AMD EPYC family of processors last week. The processors are specifically designed for modern data center workloads, providing customers an ideal combination of features to help unlock performance and redefine economics in virtualization, cloud, HPC and enterprise applications. For the enterprise datacenter, AMD’s EPYC processors offer up to 83% better Java application performance, up to 43% better SAP SD 2 Tier performance than the competition, and provide world record performance on Real Time Analytics with Hadoop.
  • Iron Mountain And The Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation Announce New Project To Preserve Rare Spanish-American War Collection:  Iron Mountain has announced its support of the preservation of the Spanish-American War collection at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial, the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America since the American Revolution. The announcement marked the anniversary of the end of the war between Spain and America with the signing of a peace protocol in Washington, D.C. on August 12, 1898. Iron Mountain’s financial support will enable the Women’s Memorial Foundation to digitize its significant Spanish-American War collection, which documents the superior service of the more than 1,500 contract nurses who served in the Army and Navy general hospitals, aboard the hospital ship Relief, in stateside camps, the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico and Hawaii during the conflict. The collection includes hundreds of photographs, service documents, letters, news clippings, and irreplaceable artifacts from 1898.
  • AWS Announces General Availability of AWS Lake Formation: Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of AWS Lake Formation, a fully managed service that makes it much easier for customers to build, secure, and manage data lakes. AWS Lake Formation simplifies and automates many of the complex manual steps usually required to create a data lake, including collecting, cleaning, and cataloging data, and securely making that data available for analytics. Customers can easily bring their data into a data lake from a variety of sources using pre-defined templates, automatically classify and prepare the data, and centrally define granular data access policies to govern access by the different groups within an organization. Customers can then analyze this data using their choice of AWS analytics and machine learning services.
  • Two Data Centers from K2 Coming to Dublin: K2 Data Centres has received the green light from the Fingal County Council to invest hundreds of millions of euros into a pair of three-story, 312,000 square foot data centers at Ballycoolin, in Dublin, Ireland.  K2 Data Centres is an international developer, owner and operator of hyper-scale digital infrastructure assets from Malaysia. K2 provides critical data center environments to world-leading technology companies, laying the physical foundation of the internet, cloud services and the future of digital technology to come. K2 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kuok Group.

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