CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for May 24

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for May 24, 2019:

  • Microsoft Announces Wind Energy Agreement in the Netherlands: Microsoft has announced a new wind energy agreement in the Netherlands. Microsoft will purchase 90 megawatts from the massive 731.5 megawatt offshore wind project, Borssele III/IV, from Dutch sustainable energy company and wind farm developer Eneco. Eneco will provide Microsoft’s datacenters with green power for 15 years starting in 2022. This is Microsoft’s second purchase of wind energy in the Netherlands in a year, which brings its total wind energy purchases to 270 MW in the Netherlands — one of the largest corporate renewable energy portfolios in the country. The power purchase agreement is a next step in the ongoing partnership between Eneco and Microsoft.
  • QTS to Purchase 100% Renewable Power for Chicago and Piscataway Data Centers: QTS Realty Trust has announced that, together with Citigroup Energy Inc. and Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC, it has signed a 10-year agreement to purchase renewable energy equal to the expected electricity needs of the Company’s data centers in Chicago, Illinois and Piscataway, New Jersey. Companies in the commercial and industrial sector account for approximately two thirds of the world’s end-of-use of electricity. Switching this demand to renewables is transforming the global energy market and accelerating the transition to a clean economy.
  • Zayo Signs Major Retailer for Network Upgrade: A major global retail company has selected Zayo to upgrade its network. Zayo will provide the UK-based customer with a global network to support its business in over 150 countries. The solution will provide the customer with diverse wavelength connectivity and five 100G IP hubs across Western Europe and key locations in North America. The new network represents an upgrade to the customer’s infrastructure and will deliver increased reliability to enable future business expansion. In addition, the solution will improve optimization and provide greater control of the routing of key traffic. The network leverages Zayo’s dense fiber backbone across Europe and North America in addition to Zayo’s Global Reach partnerships.
  • Maya Virtual Selects H5 Data Centers for Cloud Computing: H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, today announced that Maya Virtual has deployed its IT architecture to the H5 Data Centers edge data center at 505 Marquette Avenue in Albuquerque. The expansion furthers the growth of Maya Virtual’s custom cloud platform operating in certified, top-rated colocation facilities. The relationship between Maya Virtual and H5 Data Centers facilitates growth and expands the product offerings for H5 Data Centers’ customers and prospects. Maya Virtual develops cloud software and infrastructure automation for ISPs, managed service providers, and IT organizations around the world.
  • AWS Announces General Availability of AWS Ground Station: Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of AWS Ground Station, a new service that makes it easy and cost-effective for customers to control satellites from AWS and download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a fully managed network of ground station antennas located around the world. AWS Ground Station allows customers to easily and cost-effectively control satellite operations, ingest satellite data, and integrate the data with applications and other cloud services running in AWS. Using AWS Ground Station, customers can save up to 80 percent of their ground station costs by paying for antenna access time on demand, and they can rely on AWS Ground Station’s growing global footprint of ground stations to downlink data when and where they need it.