CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for Aug 5, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for Aug 5, 2019:

  • eStruxture Acquires Calgary Data Center from Shaw Communications: eStruxture Data Centers, a leading Canadian provider of carrier and cloud-neutral data center solutions, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire from Shaw Communications Inc. the assets of Shaw’s Calgary-1 data center. eStruxture acquired all contractual relationships residing in the facility and the existing operational and sales teams. The addition of Shaw’s Calgary facility complements eStruxture’s existing portfolio of five data centers in Vancouver and Montreal. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • Amazon Announces Pair of Renewable Power Projects: Amazon will move forward with funding two major renewable energy projects to power their data centers in Cork Ireland and Pittsylvania County, VA, USA. The Irish wind farm will boast 23.2 megawatts of capacity and the Virginia solar farm will feature 45. This announcement means that, by 2020, the 66 renewable energy projects funded by AWS will have the capacity to generate 1,342 megawatts of power.
  • CBRE Facilitates $73 Million USD Transaction for Lincoln Rackhouse and Principal Real Estate Investors: CBRE has announced that it represented Lincoln Rackhouse, the data center division of Lincoln Property Co., in partnership with Principal Real Estate Investors, in the sale of a Phoenix-area data center to CBRE Global Investors for $72.75 million. Kristina Metzger and James McCarthy of CBRE Data Center Capital Markets represented the seller in the transaction. Lincoln Rackhouse and Principal Real Estate Investors purchased the data center in 2018 as part of a three-property portfolio. Located at 2500 W. Frye Road in Chandler, Arizona, an eastern suburb of Phoenix, the 191,000-square-foot data center is 100 percent leased to a global data center services provider. 
  • DataGryd Completes First Phase of NYC Data Center: DataGryd has completed the first phase of MegaSuite 6 at 60 Hudson Street in Manhattan, New York City. Data Center Frontier is reporting that “the MegaSuite project will add up to 5 megawatts of new capacity on the sixth floor of 60 Hudson Street, the iconic carrier hotel that is a lynchpin of Manhattan’s global connectivity. The 72,000 square foot floor plate is being built out in 1 megawatt rooms, with the ability to customize suites starting at 100 kW and up.”
  • Fredericksburg Wants to Educate Residents About Data CentersFredericksburg Today is reporting that the city of Fredericksburg is hosting an information session at 7:00 pm on August 12 for the public to learn more about data centers, which are becoming an increasingly important part of life in the municipality. The meeting will take place at the Germanna Community College’s FredCAT facility at 1325 Central Park Blvd. Josh Levi, vice president of policy for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)The NVTC, the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia, will be a featured speaker.

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