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…