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

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Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for October 9, 2019: Illinois Enacts Tax Breaks for In-State Data Center Builds: Illinois lawmakers and data center professionals are celebrating a $45 Biillion USD capital bill that features tax incentives for data centers. Under the new legislation, qualifying data centers must invest, or have invested, at least $250 Million USD, meet green building standards and employ 20 or more full-time employees. Additional incentives are also available for data centers located in economically disadvantaged areas. This legislation is expected to attract new data center customers to Illinois and will also benefit existing data center customers by incentivizing them to refresh their investments in high-value, high-tech equipment. With this new law, Illinois has further positioned itself as a nationally leading data center market, with competitive pricing, robust power infrastructure, a skilled workforce, extensive fiber infrastructure and a low risk of natural disasters. Digital Realty hosted Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, state legislators and local leaders at its  350 East Cermak Road facility in Chicago to hold a press conference and commemorate the legislation. VMware Completes Tender Offer for Carbon Black Common Stock: VMware and Carbon Black have successfully completed its previously announced tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Carbon Black for a price of $26 USD per share. The Tender Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City Time, on Monday, October…