CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for Aug 9, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for Aug 9, 2019:

  • Torch Technologies Chooses DC BLOX for Data Center Services: Torch Technologies has chosen DC BLOX to deliver colocation, network services, and cloud storage in its Huntsville and Birmingham, AL, data centers. Torch Technologies (Torch), headquartered in Huntsville, AL, with over $1.7 billion in active contracts, provides research, development, and engineering services to the Federal Government. Connected with DC BLOX’s high-speed private network fabric, the solution ensures business continuity in the event of a natural or systemic disaster. DC BLOX will also provide a private network connection from Torch’s site in Huntsville, AL. Cloud storage services in both locations will provide Torch Technologies with redundant off-site data storage.
  • EdgeConneX Officially Opens its Buenos Aires Edge Data Center: EdgeConneX has 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 $50 Million USD.  This investment in the Argentine market 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.
  • SignalWire Secures $11.5M Series A Financing Round Led by Storm Ventures: SignalWire, developers of FreeSWITCH, have announced the closing of an $11.5 million series A funding round. Storm Ventures led the round joined by institutional investors Samsung NEXT and Sequoia Capital (Sequoia Scouts) and by fellow Silicon Valley OGs Erik Yang (CEO, Zoom), Dean Drako (Founder, Barracuda Networks), Yahoo’s Jerry Yang (AME Cloud Ventures) and Ron Neuenberger (AngelFire). The funding will be used to accelerate the development of SignalWire’s Cloud communication platform, a new offering that allows developers to embed voice, messaging, and video capabilities into applications using advanced real-time APIs.
  • Oracle Launches 4 New Cloud Regions Across 4 Continents: Oracle has built a Generation 2 Cloud for the enterprise that helps organizations solve their most challenging business and technology problems. At Oracle OpenWorld last year, Oracle committed to making their cloud platform available in all of the major geographies where their customers operate. This month, they’’ve made big progress toward that goal with the general availability of four new cloud regions across four key geographies. Following on the launches that they already completed this year in Toronto, Tokyo, and Seoul, Oracle just launched a region in Mumbai, India and will shortly be going live in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; and Zurich, Switzerland.
  • iomart Approved for New Scottish Government Cloud Services Framework: iomart has been approved as a supplier to the Scottish Government’s newly announced Scottish Cloud Services Framework. The Glasgow-headquartered cloud computing company offers public sector bodies in Scotland the opportunity to work with a single supplier with the expertise to help them make the transition to the cloud as smoothly, securely and cost-effectively as possible. The services iomart has been approved to deliver to the public sector in Scotland are the public cloud, private cloud, colocation, hybrid cloud, community cloud, and cloud transition services.


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