CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for June 11, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for June 11, 2019:

  • Zayo to Expand Fiber Network in Ohio: Zayo Group Holdings is expanding its fiber infrastructure in Ohio, making significant investments in metro network to support enterprise and mobile carrier customers driven by an anchor customer deal. The network expansion will further strengthen Zayo’s dense Ohio metro networks and add nearly 300 new route miles in the Youngstown and Akron area. Zayo’s existing network provides long haul connectivity throughout the state, including the Cleveland/Akron/Pittsburgh corridor. This build will also enable additional diverse options through Youngstown. The expansion illustrates a trend toward densification of Tier 2 and 3 markets and diverse connectivity between them.
  • Rahi Systems Acquires Serro & PiTek: Rahi Systems has completed two new acquisitions that augment its Integrated Environment strategy, a holistic approach that encompasses all the devices and applications users interact with and the supporting technology behind the scenes. The acquisitions also expand Rahi’s ability to deliver highly efficient data center infrastructure solutions to customers worldwide. Rahi’s acquisition of Serro LLC brings additional expertise in network design, automation, orchestration and cloud infrastructure. The Serro team provides consulting and implementation services and 24×7 managed services through its Network Operations Center in Fremont, California. Its bill-of-materials creation and validation, order management, staging, integration and delivery services complement and enhance Rahi’s global distribution and logistics capabilities.
  • Green Mountain’s 3 MW Extension goes live at Telemark Data Center with Schneider Electric’s Modular Data Centers: Green Mountain and Schneider Electric have announced that 3 MW of data center capacity at the DC2-Telemark site has gone live in readiness for customer occupation. In order to achieve rapid deployment at the brown field development and meet customer requirements, Green Mountain deployed Schneider Electric’s prefabricated EcoStruxure Modular Data Center- reducing time to market by 50%. The new capacity has been enabled by a Schneider Electric turnkey solution comprising 15 state-of-the-art EcoStruxure Modular Data Center Power and Cooling modules, together with MV & LV switchgear and EcoStruxure management software. The equipment was factory assembled and tested at Schneider Electric’s new Barcelona facility, and delivered to site via road transportation.
  • Microsoft and Oracle to Interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud: Microsoft and Oracle on Wednesday announced a cloud interoperability partnership enabling customers to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. Enterprises can now seamlessly connect Azure services, like Analytics and AI, to Oracle Cloud services, like Autonomous Database. By enabling customers to run one part of a workload within Azure and another part of the same workload within the Oracle Cloud, the partnership delivers a highly optimized, best-of-both-clouds experience. Together, Azure and Oracle Cloud offer customers a one-stop shop for all the cloud services and applications they need to run their entire business. Connecting Azure and Oracle Cloud through network and identity interoperability makes lift-and-improve migrations seamless. This partnership delivers direct, fast and highly reliable network connectivity between two clouds, while continuing to provide first-class customer service and support that enterprises have come to expect from the two companies.
  • Pluribus Networks Unveils First White Box Multi-Tenant Data Center Gateway Router: Pluribus Networks, a leader in open networking and next generation software defined networking (SDN), has introduced the industry’s first white box, multi-tenant data center gateway router. Optimized for public cloud interconnect, Pluribus is delivering a high-performance, multi-tenant solution at approximately one-fifth the cost of traditional data center gateway routers. Located at the edge of the data center, this platform connects tenants and their workloads running on regional cloud infrastructure to public cloud and SaaS providers via high speed direct connections. With the Pluribus solution, each tenant receives a dedicated, containerized, and hardware accelerated virtual router running Linux Foundation open source FRRouting providing full isolation across the data, control, and management planes.