CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for June 12, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for June 12, 2019:

  • INAP Data Centers Inks Managed Multicloud Services Deal with LGE Community Credit Union: Internap and LGE Community Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution serving communities in northwest Georgia, have announced a multi-year agreement for managed cloud services. INAP offered LGE a suite of flexible, full-spectrum solutions to support LGE’s data center and disaster recovery operational needs. LGE worked with Jason Jones of Cresa C3, the technology division of Cresa Global Inc., a real estate firm that helps clients identify and select the most appropriate buildings and technology, in selecting INAP as the service provider.
  • Salesforce to Acquire Tableau: Salesforce and Tableau Software have entered into a definitive agreement under which Salesforce will acquire Tableau in an all-stock transaction, pursuant to which each share of Tableau Class A and Class B common stock will be exchanged for 1.103 shares of Salesforce common stock, representing an enterprise value of $15.7 Billion USD (net of cash), based on the trailing 3-day volume weighted average price of Salesforce’s shares as of June 7, 2019. With Tableau, Salesforce will play an even greater role in driving digital transformation, enabling companies around the world to tap into data across their entire business and surface deeper insights to make smarter decisions, drive intelligent, connected customer experiences and accelerate innovation.
  • ECI to Overhaul Channel Islands Fiber Network, Prepare UK Islands for 5G: ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Networksolutions for global service providers, critical infrastructures and data center operators, has been chosen by JT to upgrade the Jersey-based telecommunications company’s optical network. The ECI solution features a range of products from its Apollo optical portfolio, including the Apollo 9904, 9603 and 9608, which will carry 100G traffic between JT’s 6 core sites on and between the Islands. The Apollo product line was designed for ultimate flexibility and scalability, with interchangeable cards, multi-port cards which offer additional capabilities and multi-service ports which can be provisioned for a wide variety of protocols and speeds.
  • CyrusOne to House Small Exchange in Aurora, IL: CyrusOne and the Small Exchange have announced that the exchange will reside within CyrusOne’s Aurora data center campus. The exchange is launching proprietary indices in equities, interest rates, metals, energy and foreign exchange designed to allow participants of all sizes to participate in the futures markets. The Small Exchange – backed by award-winning industry innovators and powered by a proprietary matching engine – recently filed to become a registered Designated Contract Market (DCM) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The Small Exchange’s mission is to become the world’s largest customer-centric futures exchange, bridging the futures product gap for investors of all sizes by providing appropriately sized futures products that are capital efficient, simple to use, and easy to understand for all participants.
  • NetActuate Announces Second Data Center Deployment in Paris: NetActuate has announced their deployment to a second data center in Paris, France. This deployment improves NetActuate’s network reach and performance across Middle East, Africa, and European markets, and increases the availability of bare metal and virtual compute resources. Located close to main business districts, NetActuate’s new Paris data center deployment brings customers closer to numerous international organizations participating in one of Europe’s largest markets. With direct access to France’s leading internet exchanges, France IX and Equinix IX, NetActuate’s new peering partnerships offer improved global network performance and reliability throughout diverse European markets.