CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for November 29

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for November 29, 2018:

  • E8 Storage Partners with Clustar Technology to Break Into APAC: E8 Storage has launched into the Asia-Pacific region by partnering with Clustar Technology, an AI cloud service provider. With this partnership, E8 Storage continues to grow its global partner base and expand its international presence in high performance computing with its shared NVMe storage platform for customers who need high performance and low latency for data intensive applications. Clustar Technology will offer the integrated high-performance AI solution either as a Platform-as-a-Service or deployed as an on-prem private cloud cluster. With the Clustar high-performance AI compute cluster, customers benefit from increased performance and accelerated application development to accelerate data analytics.
  • HPE Broadcasts New Edge and AI Products: Hewlett Packard Enterprise has unveiled a slew of updates to its suite of intelligent storage and Edge offerings in Madrid, as well as a new AI-driven resource planner for IT departments to test new workloads with minimal disturbance for IT teams. HPE will also extend the capabilities of Infosight, the predictive analytics tools designed by HPE Nimble, so that it will now analyze HPE 3PAR storage. HPE will furthermore extend Peer Persistence from 3PAR to HPE Nimble. “The addition of cross-stack recommendations enhances InfoSight’s ability to watch over our virtualized environments so we don’t have to,” said Stefan Floyhar, senior IT director for Ferrara Candy Company in the press release by HPE, who also highlighted that Infosights saves his team from “constantly dealing with infrastructure issues.”
  • data center summitAWS Unveils On-Premises “OutPosts” Hardware: AWS Cloud hardware is now on-premise with the arrival of AWS OutPosts, and it includes the ability to seamlessly connect all of the Cloud services in the AWS suite. AWS OutPosts will be available in the second half of 2019, though AWS did not yet reveal how they will sell them. “Our new offerings, VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts and VMware Cloud Foundation for EC2, further extend VMware’s vision for consistent infrastructure and consistent operations from the data center to the cloud to the edge,” said VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger in a statement.
  • PayPal Wins Tax Rebate Approval for Utah Data Center: PayPal will move forward with a data center in West Jordan, UT after the Jordan School District Board of Education voted in favor of a tax rebate for the fin-tech giant. Up until now the proposal has been dubbed the “Pepper River Project.” The proposal will next go to the local Taxing Entity Committee, including representatives from the Jordan School District, the city of West Jordan, Salt Lake County, and the Utah State Board of Education. The data center is expected to supply 20 jobs to the community and PayPal will receive up to $6.8 Million USD in tax benefits.
  • Edge Data Center Market Will Reach $13 Billion USD by 2024: Global Market Insights has released a report predicting that the global Edge data center market will grow from its current level of $4 Billion USD to $13 Billlion USD by 2024. Global Market Insights attributes the growth of the market to the increased adoption of Edge facilities in hard environmental conditions like bad weather. Edge facilities offer servers protection from elements such as fire, heat, humidity, and rain.