CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for July 31, 2019

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

  • Interxion Ireland appoints Séamus Dunne as Managing Director: Interxion has appointed Séamus Dunne as Managing Director of Interxion Ireland. Before joining Interxion Séamus held various roles during a successful career with Hewlett-Packard, where his last position was Vice President and General Manager with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise based in both Texas and Ireland. He led the data centre services business which served customers in 170 countries across diverse vertical’s such as financial services, Government , Digital Media etc. His business unit’s focus was supporting customers’ transitions from traditional IT infrastructure to hybrid cloud solutions.  
  • Colony Capital Acquires Digital Bridge Holdings for $325 Million USD: Colony Capital, a leading global investment management firm, has acquired Digital Bridge for $325 million USD as part of Colony’s strategic evolution into the leading owner and investment manager of assets, businesses, and investment management products in which the digital and real estate frontiers intersect. The Digital Bridge acquisition follows the May 2019 final closing of Digital Colony Partners, a $4.05 billion fund sponsored by Colony and Digital Bridge. Digital Colony Partners is dedicated to global opportunities in digital infrastructure and is the largest first-time institutional fund of this type. Marc C. Ganzi, a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Bridge, and a Managing Partner and an Investment Committee Member at Digital Colony, will become the CEO of Colony, succeeding Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., who will return to the position of Executive Chairman.
  • INAP Launches First-of-Its-Kind Managed Cloud and Monitoring Service: Internap has announced the general availability of Intelligent Monitoring, a premium managed cloud and infrastructure monitoring service. Optimized now for Bare Metal customers, Intelligent Monitoring is delivered via INAP INblue, the company’s new infrastructure management and support platform for cloud products. Intelligent Monitoring was designed to combine the best elements of advanced monitoring software with a proactive and transparent support experience. The technology comprehensively tracks and measures the health of the customer’s server environment, including hardware, resources, applications, and OS services for Linux and Windows.
  • Nordic Enterprises Seek Digital Transformation from Data Center and Cloud Vendors:  The 2019 ISG Provider Lens Private/Hybrid Cloud — Data Center Services & Solutions Report for the Nordics finds many Nordic enterprises turning to IT outsourcing as a way to cut costs, expand their businesses globally and gain access to technology experts with niche skills. In some cases, however, Nordic businesses are struggling to see quick returns on investment when they move to a cloud computing model, the report says. While cloud computing can eliminate or minimize hardware infrastructure, some enterprises need outside expertise to help them plan and capitalize their cloud investments.

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