CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for January 29

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for January 29, 2019:

  • Schurz Communications Sells Publishing Division to Focus on Cloud & Managed IT: Schurz Communications, a privately held communications company formed in 1872, has sold its publishing division to GateHouse Media and will now continue full-steam ahead with its previously stated new direction of investing in Cloud and managed IT services and broadband operations. GateHouse Media is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States. It has assumed ownership of 20 regional papers and several special publications in Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. The Petoskey News-Review, Gaylord Herald Times and Charlevoix Courier are among the publishing properties included in the sale. Moorgate Securities, LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Schurz Communications in connection with this transaction.
  • Cloudalize Chooses QTS Piscataway Data Center for Global Expansion: QTS Realty Trust has inked a five-year agreement with Cloudalize, a provider of GPU-accelerated Desktop-as-a-Service for architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) firms. Headquartered in Belgium, Cloudalize is expanding globally and chose the QTS data center in Piscataway, New Jersey and its new Service Delivery Platform (SDP) for a high-density hosting environment required for graphics processing unit (GPU) intensive applications. Cloudalize’s service enables its customers to run and distribute any GPU intensive application and 3D visualization on any device and at any time. According to the official press release, QTS collaborated with Cloudalize engineers to deploy a secure high-density colocation environment supporting 31 Kw/rack with containment and computational fluid dynamics (CFDs) for cooling in the span of 18 days. The solution features highly resilient blended network connectivity required for GPU powered Desktop-as-a-Service uptime and availabilty.
  • BroadBand Tower Selects Juniper Networks to Build New 5G-Ready Data Center in Japan: Juniper Networks has announced that BroadBand Tower, one of Japan’s largest data center providers, has selected Juniper Network’s high-performing solutions to power its ‘Next-Gen 5G data center’ situated in the central Tokyo district of Otemachi. This deployment which will support the rapidly accelerating 5G mobile and next-generation ICT infrastructure demands of the densely-populated urban capital of Tokyo. With this in place, BroadBand Tower will be able to offer data center services that accommodate the emerging 5G needs of their customers, including the demands for high-volume traffic and speed from major telcos, enterprises and OTTs, all while ensuring consistent high-speed connectivity to the end-user.
  • nuPSYS Inks Deal with Cisco: nuPSYS, a leader in data center & 5G / cell site automation & visual tools, has signed a Global Reseller Agreement with Cisco. The agreement enables Cisco to market & sell nuPSYS’s best-in-class automation & visualization solutions worldwide. nuPSYS & Cisco are already engaged with multiple prospective Tier-1 customers for this platform. nuPSYS’ solutions can be ordered now through Cisco & Cisco-resellers worldwide, using the following Cisco SKU part numbers. Cisco teaming up with nuPSYS will enhance the value proposition that Cisco can offer its global customers with disruptive innovation to help accelerate data center customer understanding, & decisions for Existing & New deployments.
  • Kaspersky and DNIF Announce Technology Partnership: Kaspersky, a global leader in deep threat intelligence, and DNIF, a product of NETMONASTERY, a next gen SIEM platform that leverages big data analytics and machine learning to provide end-to-end visibility, will join hands to offer comprehensive network security solutions. This integration will provide a powerful threat-hunting platform to capture real-time data from network infrastructure. DNIF will parse, store and run real-time analytics on log data which is validated by the Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal. The new platform will automatically detect anomalous and malicious behavior as well as validate and effectively respond to cyber-threats.