CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for November 22, 2019

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Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for November 22, 2019: Bluebird Announces Its Midwest Data Center Expansion: Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, is excited to announce a major expansion of its Bluebird Underground Data Center in Springfield, Missouri. This expansion is to serve the rapidly growing enterprise and cloud service customer base. Over 11,500 square feet of additional white space is being added, increasing the data center to over 29,000 square feet of white space. In addition, significant mechanical, electrical and generation capabilities are included, bringing the 85-ft-deep underground data center to full Tier 3 capabilities. This effort is part of Bluebird’s broader ongoing commitment to increase value, reliability, and capabilities for its customers and their needs. Major elements of this expansion include an additional on-site/underground generating capabilities totaling 6MW; a 3rd primary metered electrical grid connection; dual UPS systems employing the latest lithium-ion battery technology; full implementation of its Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) platform to continuously monitor all operations; 100% diverse critical power path and components from generation to customer power tails; fuel storage capacity by over a factor of 4; and an individual underground concrete building structures to house the UPS, switchgear and paralleling switchgear functions. Enconnex Acquires Active Energy Solutions Division of Methode Electronics: Enconnex announced today that it has acquired assets of Active Energy Solutions (AES), a division of Methode Electronics, Inc., solidifying the long-term…