CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for July 11, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for July 11, 2019:

  • GIGA Data Centers’ NC Facility Becomes 1st North American Data Center To Achieve OCP Ready Status: GIGA Data Centers a new breed of data center provider creating affordable, hyper-scale performing facilities with unprecedented energy efficiency, announced today the Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation has granted its Mooresville, NC, data center the prestigious OCP-Ready status. An OCP Ready site complies with all site requirements for a colocation service provider to be able to serve OCP customers and their hardware in its facilities. OCP customers typically require greater flexibility in power to support higher rack-power densities that need to be delivered efficiently and cost-effectively. Such flexibility is becoming increasingly required to support the growing demands that Hyper-Converged and High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems have on today’s strained data center infrastructures.
  • CyrusOne Breaks Ground on Third Data Center in Frankfurt: CyrusOne a leading global real estate investment trust (REIT), announced it has broken ground on the first phase of its newest data center location in Frankfurt, Germany. The facility is CyrusOne’s third in the Sossenheim district of the city, offering cloud providers, systems integrators and multinational corporations customized, secure and resilient data center solutions within a key business hub. Upon completion, expected in Q2 2020, the site will comprise two adjoining, four-story buildings delivering 22 MW of IT power to 11,500 sq. m of world-class technical space. Indirect adiabatic air cooling in each data hall will ensure an extremely low Power Usage Efficiency (PUE). The rapid construction timeline for the Frankfurt III data center is made possible by CyrusOne’s extensive experience building more than 45 data centers worldwide. CyrusOne is using a modular construction method and will work closely with valued partners including Mercury and Klein Architekten.
  • Aligned Energy Announces Appointment of Billie Haggard as SVP of Operations: Aligned Energy has announced the appointment of Billie Haggard as Senior Vice President of Operations. Haggard is based in Dallas, Texas, and responsible for spearheading the Company’s data center performance optimization.  He also ensures operational and professional excellence through the management of mission-critical operations, personnel and vendor relationships as well as the anticipation of market direction to keep facilities up-to-date. Prior to joining Aligned, Haggard served as Operations Director for a global leader in facility and asset management, where he was responsible for all aspects of management, operations, maintenance, and training for over three million square feet of data center space and 200 personnel.  
  • DP Facilities Bringing Data Centers to Repurposed Aluminum Plant Site in Hannibal, Ohio: DP Facilities, Inc. has selected a site in Hannibal, Ohio for its next world-class data center campus. The facility will be constructed next to the 485 Megawatt natural gas-fired Long Ridge Energy Terminal being developed by Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC, offering hyperscale data center customers up to 125 Megawatts of that electricity at the extremely low cost of approximately 4.5 cents per kWh. The Long Ridge Energy Terminal, being built on the site of the Ormet Aluminum Plant which closed in 2013, broke ground in May 2019 and is slated for completion in November 2021. The combined cycle natural gas power plant is expected to be one of the most energy-efficient in the world.