CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for July 19, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for July 19, 2019:

  • T5 Data Centers Expands T5 Construction Services with Commercial Solar Power Capabilities: T5 Construction Services (T5CS), a subsidiary of T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing secure, customizable, hyperscale and enterprise computing environments, today announced a strategic partnership with Cherry Street Energy to provide construction services for Cherry Street’s commercial solar array portfolio. With this partnership, T5CS continues to expand its green energy service-line and renewable energy expertise, attributes that will crossover to T5’s core data center development business. Since the division was established in 2014, T5CS has performed construction services for mission critical facilities throughout North America, including turnkey data hall construction, facility upgrades, equipment procurement, project management and consulting, and green energy projects. T5CS currently operates in 39 states and has completed 200+ mission-critical projects across the US.
  • RF Code to Deliver Enhanced Visibility, Security, and Monitoring Capabilities for Edge Data Centers: RF Code, the leading provider of critical asset tracking and protection solutions for data centers, announces its newest product, RF Code for Edge, a complete solution for edge data centers, featuring real-time visibility and analytics for these vital facilities. RF Code’s edge data center offering addresses the needs of the growing edge data center market, which is driven by cloud applications, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the need to reduce latency and speed delivery of services and data, providing value beyond hub data centers and into edge deployments, retail locations, server closets and more.
  • DC BLOX Opens Birmingham Data Center: DC BLOX has opened its fourth center facility in Birmingham, Alabama. The first phase of the facility, now customer ready, delivers up to 5MW of power, 18,000 square feet of white space and 13,000 square feet of office space, featuring conference rooms, demo space, hoteling cubes and workstations. This location is DC BLOX’s flagship facility and is capable of expanding to over 200,000 square feet with over 60MW of critical IT load to serve as a technology and innovation hub for the surrounding area.
  • Amazon to Upskill 100,000 U.S. Employees for In-Demand Jobs by 2025: Amazon has pledged to upskill 100,000 of its employees across the United States, dedicating over $700 million to provide people across its corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores, and transportation network with access to training programs that will help them move into more highly skilled roles within or outside of Amazon. Programs include Amazon Technical Academy, which equips non-technical Amazon employees with the essential skills to transition into, and thrive in, software engineering careers; Associate2Tech, which trains fulfillment center associates to move into technical roles regardless of their previous IT experience; Machine Learning University, offering employees with technical backgrounds the opportunity to access machine learning skills via an on-site training program; and AWS Training and Certification, which provide employees with courses to build practical AWS Cloud knowledge that is essential to operating in a technical field.