CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for October 24, 2019

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Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for October 24, 2019: Pensando Emerges From Stealth With Up To $145 Million Series C Funding To Drive Democratization Of The Cloud: Pensando Systems, the company pioneering the new edge services model of enterprise and cloud computing, today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lightspeed Venture Partners led a Series C round to raise up to $145 Million USD in funding. This will bring the total amount raised to $278 million after an earlier founder-led series A round of $71 Million USD, and a customer-led series B round of $62 Million USD. The company will use the new funding to accelerate engineering, operations, and go-to-market activities. Pensando also announced that Mark Potter, Chief Technology Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Barry Eggers, a partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners, joined the board of directors, with John Chambers, CEO of JC2 Ventures, leading as chairman. Equinix Appoints Michael Montoya as Chief Information Security Officer: Equinix has broadcast the appointment of Michael Montoya as Chief Information Security Officer, further bolstering the company's commitment to security. In this role, Montoya is responsible for leading Equinix's global cybersecurity risk program. His responsibilities will include evolving the company's information security program and defining the company's future cybersecurity roadmap, enterprise risk management and compliance programs. Montoya will work closely with Equinix's product development, Operations, IT, compliance and business continuity teams to help…