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CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for January 31

Jan 31, 2019
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for January 31, 2019:

  • Digital Realty Announces Third Singapore Data Center: Digital Realty has acquired land on a long-term ground lease to develop the multi-story Digital Loyang II data center in Singapore. This will be the company’s third facility in the high-growth market. The acquired land parcel totals 12,800 square meters and is adjacent to Digital Realty’s second Singapore facility – Digital Loyang I, located at Loyang Drive on the east side of Singapore. The new Digital Loyang II data center is expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2020. Digital Realty hopes that the facility will ultimately broaden opportunities for more international companies to expand their core digital assets into the key Singapore market. Both the existing and planned facilities are strategically located close to the Changi North Cable landing station, a key sub-sea internet landing station for the region.
  • New SquareEthernity Networks Releases All-Programmable 100G ENET vRouter: Ethernity Networks, a leading innovator of software-defined network processing and security solutions on programmable hardware, has introduced the ENET vRouter network appliance. This new platform will enable 100 Gbps routing functionality in inexpensive commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers. The ENET vRouter network appliance, leverages low-cost commercial off-the-shelf servers and optimizes CPU utilization to make 100 Gbps routing affordable and highly efficient for communications providers, ISPs, and enterprise data centers, is ideal for communications service providers, internet service providers, and enterprise data center administrators designing next-generation programmable networks.
  • NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center Program Kicks Off in North America with Nine Colocation Partners: Nvidia is making deploying state-of-the-art AI data centers easier than ever with the new NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program, announced today via a blog post, and the help of a growing lineup of NVIDIA partners. The program offers a qualified network of AI-ready data center solutions for NVIDIA customers running GPU-accelerated products, NVIDIA DGX-1 and DGX-2. The DGX-Ready Data Center program debuted with nine North American data center operators — Aligned Energy, Colovore, Core Scientific, CyrusOne, Digital Reality, EdgeConneX, Flexential, Scale Matrix and Switch Data Centers. NVIDIA continues to evaluate additional program partners for North America and plans to extend the program globally later this year.
  • Cumulus and Nutanix to Unite Compute, Storage, Virtualization & Networking: Cumulus and Nutanix are partnering to build and operate modern data centers with open networking software. This joint integration that will solve one of the most pressing enterprise infrastructure problems — by unlocking the power of hyperconverged systems with open networking. Together, Cumulus and Nutanix will unite compute, storage, virtualization and now networking in an open, scalable, and efficient way for today’s modern data center. Cumulus Linux and NetQ with Nutanix will deliver tangible business value by increasing operational efficiency shortening the time required to stand up Nutanix clusters, organizational agility by improving the user experience via a single interface using Nutanix Prism, streamlined procurement through common hardware partners such as Lenovo, Supermicro, Mellanox, Dell, among others.
  • Stateless Raises $11 Million: Stateless, Inc., the company reinventing network connectivity, raised $11.33 million in Series A funding, spurred by the rapid demand to extend connectivity beyond the data center and to connect workloads across data centers, hyperscale clouds and on-premises footprints. The over-subscribed Series A Round was led by Drive Capital with participation from existing investor Speedinvest. The Series A funding will be used to expand deployment and operations activities and to optimize the Stateless platform. The funding investment represents one of the largest Series A capital rounds raised in Colorado within the past 12 months. The company will release more details on its technology, platform and products at a future date.
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