CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for Aug 8, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for Aug 8, 2019:

  • Zayo Announces New Long Haul Fiber RouteZayo will construct a new long haul fiber network between Salt Lake City, UT and Denver, CO. Construction on the success-based route started last quarter and is anticipated to be completed in 2021. The build will span more than 500 route miles along Interstate 70, a key transportation and commerce corridor. The route, which will be primarily underground, offers unique connectivity and diversity between Salt Lake City and Denver. Zayo’s existing route connects the two cities through Wyoming and into Utah. The route will tie together two high-growth western markets and states. Zayo’s Denver fiber footprint consists of 1,600 route miles and the market is the primary intersection of owned long haul dark fiber connecting Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco. Utah, especially the Wasatch Front, has a strong technology presence, which includes cloud computing, big data, software development and booming aerospace and life sciences sectors. Zayo’s Salt Lake City fiber footprint spans 1,200 route miles
  • AWS Introduces End User Computing Competency for AWS Consulting Partners: CRN is first reporting that Amazon Web Services has announced a new End User Computing Competency for AWS Partner Network Consulting Partners. The competency is “tailored for Advanced and Premier Consulting Partners that can document their ability to support customers that need to provision, protect and glean intelligence from endpoint devices, end-user applications and data on AWS’ cloud computing platform, according to Renata Melnyk, an AWS senior partner program manager. The AWS EUC Competency is designed for Consulting Partners that provide solutions to assist customers with strategy, professional services, managing infrastructure, repeatable intellectual property and optimization of end-user computing technologies on AWS. They help customers deploy AWS EUC services on AWS, including Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkLink.”
  • Digital Realty Appoints Jeffrey Tapley As Managing Director, EMEA: Digital Realty has appointed Jeffrey Tapley as Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Tapley has served as interim Managing Director, EMEA since March 2019, with responsibility for Digital Realty’s operations in the region.  He will be based in London and will continue to report directly to Chief Financial Officer Andrew P. Power. Mr. Tapley brings extensive global operational experience in the data center and real estate sectors.  He previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Portfolio Management; Senior Vice President, Global Asset Management; and Vice President, Portfolio Management at Digital Realty.
  • EdgeConneX Officially Opens its Buenos Aires Edge Data Center:  EdgeConneXhas  announced that its newest facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is open and available for customers. As the only carrier-neutral edge data center in Buenos Aires and driven by robust global customer demand, the facility provides cloud, content, network, and other service providers with a high-quality, N+1 data center facility that can scale to 10 MWs, with anticipated  investments approaching $US 50 million.  This investment will support the global expansion plans of both current and prospective EdgeConneX customers aiming to serve the region with a local solution. As a result, global service providers and local organizations throughout the region will gain access to scalable data capacity with low-latency connectivity, critical content delivery solutions, and advanced cloud services previously unavailable in this region. Located in Parque Industrial Pilar, one of the largest industrial districts in South America, the newest EdgeConneX data center facilitates interconnection between multiple networks and other service provider customers.


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