CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for May 20

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for May 20, 2019:

  • DUG Opens 15 MW Data Center in Houston: DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) has opened the doors to its new data center located in Skybox Houston, in the municipality of Katy, Texas. The construction is notable for having the distinction of being named one of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet, highlighted in a blogpost titled “DUG McCloud goes live!” Houston joins DUG’s data centers to form the full DUG McCloud global network, the first global cloud purpose-built for HPC. The first DUG McCloud data hall at Skybox has 15 MW of power and will house Houston’s 250 Petaflop (single-precision) machine, Bubba. DUG has already a second, identical, data hall with plans in place to commence build out later this year. Joint capacity of the two data halls will be approximately 650 PF. Work is currently underway for DUG to expand the supercomputer facility at Skybox beyond an exaflop (double-precision) by 2021.
  • Equinix, EVA Group, More Join Alibaba Cloud’s EMEA Ecosytem Partner Program: Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing and data intelligence arm of Alibaba Group, today announced that nine partners have joined its EMEA Ecosystem Partner Program. Introduced last year, the program was developed to strengthen the collaboration between Alibaba Cloud’s customers and partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Alibaba Cloud has also furthered its commitment in nurturing young talents in cloud computing and big data by partnering with French local universities. The new partners on board of the program include Cloud Temple, Equinix, EVA Group, Groupe Cyllene, GTI Software & Networking, PROJIXI Europe, SKALE-5, SMILE, and Xebia.
  • Wave Business Expands Seattle Network with Deployment at H5 Data Centers: H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, today announced the network expansion of Wave Business, a leading provider of business-class broadband services, to its Seattle data center. Wave Business represents an important additional carrier now available at the carrier neutral data center, located at 1000 Denny Way in downtown Seattle. H5 Data Centers’ Seattle location is served by multiple metro and international carriers that complement the 293,000 square-foot data center. Wave will support H5 Data Centers’ growing customer base of Fortune 500 enterprises, content delivery networks (CDNs) and cloud service providers, that seek to improve their mission critical operations.
  • Sure Power Opens Data Center Alley Office: Sure Power, Inc., the leading provider of critical power products and services for businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region, recently opened a new office in Sterling, Virginia. The 16,000 square foot warehouse is located at 45095 Old Ox Road, Suite 110, Sterling, VA. in the Dulles Gateway Distribution Center. In addition to the corporate headquarters in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania and regional office in Halethorpe. Maryland, the new office supports the company’s growth strategy. Roughly 70% of the world’s internet traffic flows through the 10 million square feet of data centers situated in Loudoun County.
  • Atos Launches BullSequana Server for the Edge: Atos launched the BullSequana Edge, the highest-performing edge computing server on the market worldwide to manage data at the edge. The BullSequana Edge has been designed to be used securely for the Internet of Things (IoT), in environments in which fast response times are critical — such as manufacturing 4.0, autonomous vehicles, healthcare and retail/airport security – where data needs to be processed and analyzed at the edge in real-time. The BullSequana Edge server securely manages and processes IoT data, close to the source where it is generated, so that it is treated immediately. It analyzes and runs Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in real-time for instant insight, so that actions and decisions can be made swiftly to optimize operations.