CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for October 3, 2019

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Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for October 3, 2019: Databank Closes Acquisition of Lightbound: DataBank has closed on its acquisition of Indianapolis-based LightBound, a colocation, Internet, voice, network and cloud services provider. This transaction expands DataBank’s growing portfolio of edge data centers in secondary markets with the addition of two enterprise-class facilities with over 56,000 gross square feet of colocation space and 9.5MW of installed UPS. The data centers are located in the downtown Indy Telcom Center, the most densely interconnected location in the Indianapolis metro area and provide the highest quality Tier III capacity in the market. DataBank has divested the LightBound fiber/CLEC assets to Everstream, a business-only fiber network provider. The divestment will allow DataBank to focus on its core data center and managed services offering and allow Everstream to enter the Indianapolis market, serving the needs of existing LightBound fiber/CLEC customers as well as new enterprises in the area. Schneider Electric Launches Climate Positive Data Centre Portfolio: Schneider Electric has calculated that 50% of global CO2 emissions could be eliminated by 2040 if digitally enabled energy saving measures were implemented in just half of existing buildings, in tandem with existing global electrification and decarbonization initiatives. At the company's Innovation Summit, taking place today and tomorrow, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, called on the more than 3,500+ customers, partners, suppliers and…