CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for December 9, 2019

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Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for December 9, 2019: NoVa Data Center Operators Cry Fowl in Response to Dominion's Tariff Plan for sub 5-MW Development: Equinix, QTS, Salesforce, Adobe, and Microsoft are among the major data center operators in Northern Virginia who are taking issue with a plan by Dominion Energy to introduce a statewide green energy tariff for sub 5-MW developments. The aforementioned tech giants co-signed a letter to the Virginia State Corporation Commission late last week, urging the VSCC to disavow a tariff proposed by Dominion Energy, Virginia's largest energy provider, arguing that, rather than trying to provide renewable energy options for customers, Dominion is surreptitiously trying to box out competition while increasing profits on their own power generation assets. The signatories further argue that Dominion's proposed energy options for sub 5-MW projects isn't truly 100% percent renewable, as the provider claims. Managed Service Division of CyrusOne Addresses Ransomware Incident: CyrusOne Inc announced on Friday that its managed service division is working to restore availability issues to six managed service customers due to a ransomware program encrypting certain devices. The customers are primarily serviced by CyrusOne’s New York Data Center. CyrusOne’s data center colocation services, including IX and IP Network Services, are not involved in this incident. Upon discovery of the incident, CyrusOne initiated its response and continuity protocols to determine what occurred, restore systems and notify the…