CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for July 22, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for July 22, 2019:

  • TDCG and NLDC to Merge, Create Largest Dutch Data Center Provider: DWS has announced plans to merge The Datacenter Group (TDCG) and NLDC, to become the largest independent data center provider in the Netherlands. Global asset manager DWS’s infrastructure business announced its acquisition of NLDC from KPN earlier this year and has now also taken a majority stake in TDCG. Both acquisitions are on behalf of DWS’ European infrastructure fund. The merger will create a leading national player in the Dutch market, serving corporates, government, cloud and IT-providers and enterprises through a substantial footprint in Amsterdam, but also via growing regional hubs. DWS is a long-term investor in infrastructure and has the resources to accelerate the merged company’s national and international growth ambitions.
  • Pegasus Group Holdings Acquires Solar Innovator Plus Minus Power, Plans $3 Billion “Solar” Data Center in AZ: Pegasus Group Holdings, a technology infrastructure company specializing in renewable energy projects, today announced the acquisition of Plus Minus Power, a leader in renewable energy operations. Plus Minus Power provides a range of services that create, manage, maintain and monetize products that focus on reducing grid dependency and maximizing renewable energy self-consumption. The acquisition of Plus Minus Power will allow Pegasus Group Holdings to increase their operational capabilities as they endeavor to build the largest solar powered data center in the United States. The new $3 billion dollar off-grid, renewable energy data center, which will be operational in the fall of 2019, sits on 717 acres in Kingman, Arizona. The facility will produce approximately 340 megawatts and will consume nearly all of the power onsite in its data center functionality. Pegasus is currently expanding its operations with plans to provide clean, renewable energy for a myriad of new and creative projects around the globe.
  • TierPoint + Compass Data Centers Partner on $20 Million Expansion of RTP Data Center: TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, today announced plans to expand its state-of-the-art data center in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), in partnership with Compass Datacenters. TierPoint expects the expansion to be completed and available to clients early next year. The $20 million expansion plan calls for approximately 9,000 sq. feet of added office and support space; 24,000 sq. ft. of new raised floor, more than tripling the production space of the original facility; fully redundant and generator-backed power, with initial, critical load capacity of 1.2 megawatts (expandable to 3.6 megawatts); high-efficiency cooling; diverse high-speed network connectivity; and multi-layer physical security, meeting stringent regulatory compliance standards.
  • DataBank Deploys Significant Expansion of Its Pittsburgh Edge Data Center: DataBank has announced the expansion of its Pittsburgh (PIT1) edge data center, helping to accelerate growth of the region’s tech ecosystem. The PIT1 expansion is designed to further address demand for enterprise grade infrastructure combined with robust interconnection options. As the most connected data center in Pittsburgh, the PIT1 expansion includes an additional 10,500 sq. ft for a total of 25,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space and is now ready for service. PIT1 offers customers access to hybrid, public, private, managed cloud options, along with 2MW of critical power.