CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for November 27, 2019

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Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for November 27, 2019:

  • Iron Mountain Announces CFO Transition: Iron Mountais has announced that Barry A. Hytinen has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Hytinen will succeed Stuart Brown, who will be stepping down from the CFO role on December 31, 2019 to pursue other interests. Mr. Brown will continue with Iron Mountain in a consulting role until February 20, 2020 to assist with the transition. Mr. Hytinen brings more than 20 years of corporate finance experience to Iron Mountain. He currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at HanesBrands, where he has helped diversify the company’s business model and offerings to achieve sustainable results in an evolving global retail environment. His efforts at HanesBrands have resulted in reduced leverage, increased levels of operating cash flow and strong international growth. Prior to HanesBrands, he has served in a range of finance, corporate development, and investor relations roles.
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods Selects TierPoint for Critical IT Infrastructure Services: TierPoint has been selected by Modell’s Sporting Goods to provide IBM infrastructure and other cloud services. Among the most trusted names in the business, Modell’s Sporting Goods is America’s oldest, family-owned and operated retailer of sporting goods, athletic footwear, active apparel and fan gear, with over 150 stores throughout the Northeastern U.S.
  • DataBank Completes FedRAMP Authorization for its Dallas and Minnesota Data Centers: DataBank has announced the completion of its reassessments and maintenance of existing authorizations of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). FedRAMP provides a standardized approach to security and risk assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring, essential for organizations in this digital age. In addition, DataBank added two new data center facilities to its FedRAMP portfolio, DFW3 in Dallas, Texas and MSP2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. DataBank’s Baltimore data center also meets the FedRAMP designation.
  • Tech London Advocates And Interxion Launch New 5g Working Group To Support Next-Gen Connectivity For UK Tech Companies: Tech London Advocates (TLA) and Interxion launch a dedicated Working Group of investors, leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and mobile operators to address challenges of and campaigning for the opportunities of 5G technology in Britain. This community of ecosystem stakeholders is independent of government and led by the private sector to help in delivering the potential of full 5G roll-out to consumers, businesses and wider society. 5G technology promises radically faster download speeds, increased network reliability and will enable advanced technologies including Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IOT) and driverless cars.
  • Cumulus Networks Unveils Its 4th-Generation of Open, Modern Network Software: Cumulus Networks has released Cumulus Linux 4.0 and NetQ 2.4 – the most stable, reliable, and feature-rich software stack yet. Included in the cutting-edge enhancements are support for the most diverse switch silicon, the industry’s best EVPN implementation for L2/L3 connectivity, increased visibility and troubleshooting with a cloud-based deployment model of NetQ, the most comprehensive end-to-end network automation, and a single fabric across data center and campus networking environments. With this fourth-generation release, Cumulus will continue to enable customers to meet modern network challenges with the best networking software designed to run and operate today’s data center and campus environments.