CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for September 10

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for September 10, 2018:

  • Atlassian to Acquire OpsGenie: Atlassian Corp will pay $295 Million USD to acquire OpsGenie Inc., which boasts a platform with the ability to alert engineers about software and website outages, and its 3,000 customers, which include the likes of 7-Eleven and Expedia Group Inc. Atlassian Corp will now vie to be an even bigger competitor with ServiceNow, who leads the software-development coordination tools market. Atlassian’s new information technology service management platform, Jira Ops, will now benefit from the expertise that comes with OpsGenie Inc.
  • data center summitSanta Fe PRC Expedites Approval for 2 Solar Plants to Power Facebook Expansion: The Public Regulation Commission (PRC) of Santa Fe has to expedite approval of two new solar plants which will supply 100 megawatts of renewable energy to Facebook’s headline-grabbing data center expansion in Los Lunas, New Mexico. With the vote, intervening protests will only have twenty days to make their case. This also means that a final order could be approved by September 26, though mid-October is more likely. One solar farm will be located northwest of Rio Rancho while the other will reside Moriarty.
  • T-Systems Brazil Wants to Acquire Atento Brazil Data Center SA: Media groups around the world are reporting that T-Systems Brazil wants to acquire Atento Brazil Data Center SA, and then create a new contract for the provision of requisite IT services. T-Systems Brazil, who is a part of the Deutsche Telekom Group, notified Brazil’s Administrative Council of Economic Defense (CADE), and by law the request was published in the Official Gazette of the Union. However the proposed terms of the deal will be kept under wraps for the time being. T-Systems Brazil hopes to retain 100% of Atento’s staff for the benefit of its telemarketing customers.
  • Datacenter Group to Acquire 2 Dutch Data Centers: The Datacenter Group, a Dutch firm, will acquire a pair of data centers from Rao Bouwfounds Communications facilities. The Datacenter Group claims that the two acquisitions, located in Nieuwegein and Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will result in their becoming the largest 100% Dutch data center provider on the continent. The deal will be financed solely through debt and cash. The rest of the Datacenter Group’s 20,000 square meters of server space and 30 megawatts are spread across the Netherlands in Amsterdam, Delft, Utrect, and Rotterdam.
  • T-Systems Completes German Data Center: T-Systems has also announced the completion of a project in Europe. They have expanded their data center in Biere, Germany, located in the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg, which primarily serves enterprise and government firms. The data center, whose expansion began back in 2016, is comprised of 11,000 square meters for technical space, and includes the expansion capacity for 40,000 additional square meters of white space.