CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for July 12, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for July 12, 2019:

  • Community Exchange Holdings Deploys Interconnection Platforms in QTS Miami, Atlanta and Suwanee, GA Data Centers: Community IX Holdings (CIX) has deployed its next-generation interconnection platform in QTS’ data centers in Miami, Atlanta and Suwanee, GA. CIX operates the Florida Internet Exchange (FL-IX) and the Community Internet Exchange Atlanta (CIX-ATL). CIX is dedicated to improving interconnectivity and reducing cost between networks throughout Florida and the southeast. They allow ISPs, content providers and enterprises to quickly, cost-effectively and easily exchange IP traffic via direct connectivity to a variety of network and cloud service providers, content delivery networks and enterprises. FL-IX features 110 peering participants across its Miami fabric and recently completed deployment of its connectivity hub within QTS’ Miami data center, a Category 5 hurricane rated facility designed to withstand flood damage which also carries a wind rating of 185 MPH.
  • Aqua Comms Expands Presence to Interxion’s Copenhagen Campus: Interxion has signed an agreement with Aqua Comms, the operator of subsea fibre-optic networks interconnecting the United States and Europe, enabling interconnection to the America Europe Connect-2 (AEC-2) subsea cable system from Interxion’s data centre in Copenhagen. AEC-2 is Aqua Comms’s portion of the Havfrue subsea cable project, connecting New Jersey, U.S.A., to Ireland, and Denmark. The America Europe Connect-2 cable is scheduled to land in Blaabjerg, near Esbjerg in September 2019 and will be the first new cable connecting Denmark to the U.S. in nearly two decades. Aqua Comms supplies fibre pairs, spectrum and capacity networking solutions to the global media, content and carrier markets.
  • CyArk and Iron Mountain Preserve New York’s Historic Stonewall Inn: Iron Mountain Incorporated and CyArk, a heritage preservation non-profit, have completed a 3D scan of the historic Stonewall National Monument in New York, site of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. This project, the latest through Iron Mountain and CyArk’s ongoing partnership, continues the shared mission to digitally capture, share and archive the world’s cultural and historical heritage, uses data to create a photorealistic digital record of Christopher Park and the Stonewall Inn. The Stonewall National Monument project will be available online on CyArk’s website and downloadable through the Open Heritage 3D platform, a joint project between CyArk, Historic Environment Scotland and the University of South Florida Libraries to provide free access to high resolution 3D data of cultural heritage sites across the world.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Releases 4th Annual ESG Report: Hewlett Packard Enterprise has released its annual Living Progress Report for 2018, demonstrating that leveraging technology to tackle our world’s major human and environmental challenges drives business value and can open new long-term economic opportunities. In 2018, HPE launched its new Circular Economy Report, which helps IT organizations measure their contributions to corporate sustainability goals while returning value to their business when retiring end-of-use assets. Other 2018 accomplishments include reducing customer energy use by as much as 60% using memory-driven computing, HPE’s ProLiant Gen10 servers remaining the most secure and energy efficient on the market, achieving an 89% refurbishment rate on the 4 million IT assets returned to HPE’s Technology Renewal Centers, and setting a new goal to reduce its operational emissions by 55% by 2025 compared to 2016 levels.