CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for July 8, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for July 8, 2019:

  • Equinix and GIC Form Joint Venture to Develop and Operate Hyperscale Data Centers in Europe: Equinix has announced the signing of a greater than $1 Billion USD initial joint venture in the form of a limited liability partnership with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, to develop and operate xScale data centers in Europe. The initial facilities in the joint venture will serve the unique core workload deployment needs of a targeted group of hyperscale companies, including the world’s largest cloud service providers. The facilities, on or proximate to some of Equinix’s existing IBX campuses, will allow these key enablers of digital transformation to streamline their continued growth, while strengthening Equinix’s leadership position in the cloud ecosystem, as enterprises increasingly embrace hybrid multicloud as the IT architecture of choice.

  • Digital Realty Appoints Senior Sales Executive for Western Europe: Digital Realty has announced the appointment of Christian Zipp as Vice President, Sales, with responsibility for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.  Mr. Zipp brings more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT sectors, most recently serving as Regional Vice President, Sales at Equinix, and having previously led regional sales at Verizon Deutschland GmbH.  He will be based in Frankfurt, and his appointment is effective immediately. Digital Realty has invested over €530 million to meet new and existing customers’ digital infrastructure needs across the region. According to research recently conducted by Digital Realty, the combined data economy for Germany and the Netherlands totals more than €130 billion, with Germany leading the way with the largest data economy in Europe and the third largest among G7 countries.
  • DediPath Selects EdgePresence for Bare Metal Solutions at Edge of Network: EdgePresence, a low latency, high bandwidth colocation provider at the edge of the network, today announces it has been selected by DediPath, a provider of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions, for a multi-year partnership to provide bare metal colocation solutions within EdgePresence facilities. EdgePresence recently announced it would be deploying twenty edge colocation facilities in the next 12 months with 10 set to be live by the end of 2019. The company’s Jacksonville, FL location is currently available with bare metal solution capabilities.

  • Oracle Eliminates Roadblocks to Moving Enterprise Workloads to Autonomous Cloud: Oracle has expanded its Autonomous Database capabilities to help meet the needs of enterprise customers who want to move their most mission-critical workloads to the cloud, announcing the availability of the Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated service, which provides customers with the highest levels of security, reliability, and control for any class of database workload. Oracle has also announced the availability of a rich set of built-in Autonomous Database developer capabilities, including Oracle Application Express (APEX), Oracle SQL Developer Web, and Oracle REST Data Services so developers can quickly develop and deploy new data-driven applications.