CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for May 17, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for May 17, 2019:

  • Floating Irish Data Center Faces New Scrutiny from Neighboring Businesses: A group of 16 companies that do business in the Shannon Foynes Port of Limerick, Ireland hope to upend plans for a €35 million floating data center at the Ted Russell Dock which was approved by the port in March. The data center would be developed by Nautilus, a California data center company, and would be backed by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund. Liam Woulfe, Chairman of the Limerick Port Users Group, stressed in a statement on behalf of the group that though they support the project, they were not consulted in advance of the application, released in November.
  • Green House Data Acquires Deliveron: Green House Data, a leading provider of digital transformation services including managed cloud hosting, data center modernization, and enterprise advisory services, today announced the acquisition of Deliveron, an agile-focused DevOps development firm. By deepening staff and company capabilities around refactoring applications for modern cloud-based architectures—in particular, within Azure—DevOps enablement and consulting, and analytics-driven software development, Green House Data is now uniquely suited to deliver comprehensive IT modernization and IT management.
  • Advanced Energy to Acquire Artesyn Embedded Power: Advanced Energy Industries, a global leader in highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions for hyperscale data centers, will acquire the Embedded Power business of Artesyn Embedded Technologies, Inc. from Platinum Equity. The total consideration for this transaction will be approximately $400 million USD. Artesyn EP is one of the world’s largest providers of highly engineered, application-specific power supplies for demanding applications. Advanced Energy serves multiple attractive growth markets, including hyperscale data centers, telecom infrastructure in next generation 5G networks, embedded industrial power applications and medical power for diagnostic and treatment applications.
  • Schneider Electric White Paper Seeks to Solve Edge Computing Challenges: In an increasingly digitized and data-driven world, the challenge of providing high levels of compute power, connectivity and availability to where it is needed most, requires a hybrid architecture of edge data centers. To support IT professionals in developing a strategy to deploy IT at the edge, Schneider Electric has released a new White Paper entitled “Solving Edge Computing Infrastructure Challenges.” The paper creates a structure for anticipating potential issues at the edge and details how to identify an ecosystem of partners with which to collaborate, integrate and deliver all of the essential infrastructure components required.
  • SAIC Becomes First Company to Achieve VMware’s Version 5.0 Validated Design Certification: Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is the first company worldwide to achieve VMware Certified Partner Architecture for the latest Validated Design, version 5.0, demonstrating its commitment to deliver advanced software-defined data center (SDDC) solutions. SAIC is a VMware Enterprise Solution Provider, delivering on-premises private and hybrid cloud-based IT environments to federal and commercial customers. SAIC can architect, build, migrate, and operate tailored solutions using VMware technologies and services. SAIC’s solution provides a private cloud that can be quickly scaled up (or down) and allows existing VMware virtualized data center clients to extend or move their workloads.