CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for May 11

May 11, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for May 11, 2018:

  • Google Obtains Velostrata to Expand Cloud Space: Google broadened its strength in the cloud space with the acquisition of an Israel-based startup called Velostrata for an undisclosed amount of money. Velostrata, which is based in Tel Aviv, helps companies shift their work from on-premise computer clusters to the cloud and permits them to “adopt the cloud at their own pace,” according to a released statement. After the acquisition, with Velostrata’s toolkit, Google Cloud customers will be able to migrate large databases and large batch processing to and from the cloud. People also can control and automate whether their data lives in the cloud or in data centers at any time.
  • TDK Acquires Faraday Semi LLC to Boost Data Center Power: TDK Corporation announced that today TDK acquired Faraday Semi LLC, a U.S. venture-backed company engaged in the design of advanced power semiconductor ICs. Faraday Semi is now an entirely owned subsidiary of TDK. Faraday Semi solutions incorporate high-performance semiconductors and passive components in advanced packaging technologies such as semiconductor embedded in substrate to achieve unique system integration in a smaller size and lower profile by 3D assembly. This integration allows TDK to deliver higher efficiency and ease of use at a lower total system cost to what is currently available today. This results in the world’s smallest class of high power density Point of Load solutions. The continued popularization of “big data” usage is driving the rapidly increasing global demand for high density and highly efficient data center and reliable data storage.
  • NetApp Completes Data Visionary Engineering Centredata center summit: With hopes for more business from the Indian government, BFSI and other sectors, storage management company NetApp unveiled its new Data Visionary Engineering Centre (DVEC). Located within the NetApp Global Center of Excellence in the Bengaluru campus in Hoodi, Whitefield, the new APAC DVEC offers an interactive experience to its customers and partners which help them to make a decision on buying NetApp’s products. DVEC joins three other centers in Sunnyvale, California; Triangle Park, North Carolina; and the European headquarters in Amsterdam. Anil Valluri, president, NetApp India and SAARC said that the DVEC will offer clarity to customers and partners looking to learn more about industry trends, flash storage, hybrid cloud, and other data center IT technologies.
  • Keysight Business Empowers VMware NSX Partners to Hasten Data Center Abilities: Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, has collaborated with VMware to develop a solution that accelerates partner certification of network products to interoperate with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform. The solution utilizes Ixia’s IxNetwork to enable network equipment manufacturer (NEM) partners to self-certify their products with VMware NSX in a range of network topologies, helping them save substantial costs while improving time-to-market. VMware NSX delivers a different operational model for networking that forms the foundation of the Software-Defined Data Center. The NSX platform supports any IP-based underlay hardware, and the VMware NSX Technology Partner Program provides support and certification for the integration of partners’ hardware switching and routing solutions with NSX.
  • Telehouse Publicizes London Data Center Expansion: Telehouse announced further development of its North Two data center in London, opening two more floors in the multi-story facility. Due to growing customer demand for high density infrastructure in London, additional space had to be added. Telehouse points to the demand of a range in technologies including hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Telehouse, established as Japanese telecom company KDDI’s data center arm in 1989, provides colocation, ICT and managed services; its London North facility was the first purpose-built carrier-neutral data center in Europe, and the company owns 48 colocation facilities in major cities around the world.
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