Category: Data Centers

The Impact of Demand Drivers for the Edge: Part II of EdgeConneX’s Origin Story

Aug 3, 2017

Recently, CapRate caught up with Don MacNeil, Chief Technology Officer for EdgeConneX to learn more about the demand drivers for the Edge. This is the second part in a close-up on EdgeConneX’s origin story, continuing Part 1, published on July 24, 2017. Continuing after a conversation about bandwidth and latency, MacNeil says that, as EdgeConnex […] more

Recently, CapRate caught up with Don MacNeil, Chief Technology Officer for EdgeConneX to learn more about the demand drivers for the Edge. This is the second part in a close-up on EdgeConneX’s origin story, continuing Part 1, published on July 24, 2017. Continuing after a conversation about bandwidth and latency, MacNeil says that, as EdgeConnex […] more

Silicon Carbide More than Disruptive to the Data Center Industry

Aug 3, 2017

TORONTO, CANADA — A disruptive technology is one that ends the life of a technology in favor of a new life. Many in the industry remember 50-60 years ago, silicon disrupted the utility of vacuum tubes, which are gone from the market today. However, we’re now seeing silicon itself become disrupted with the advent of […] more

TORONTO, CANADA — A disruptive technology is one that ends the life of a technology in favor of a new life. Many in the industry remember 50-60 years ago, silicon disrupted the utility of vacuum tubes, which are gone from the market today. However, we’re now seeing silicon itself become disrupted with the advent of […] more

Iron Mountain to Acquire MAG Datacenters, Operators of Denver-based Fortrust

Aug 1, 2017

BOSTON, MA — Iron Mountain, a real estate investment trust as well as storage and information management firm, will acquire MAG Datacenters for $128 million USD in stocks and cash. Iron Mountain is the operator of Denver-based Fortrust, a colocation provider which holds 210,000 square feet of multi-tenant data center space. Based out of Boston […] more

BOSTON, MA — Iron Mountain, a real estate investment trust as well as storage and information management firm, will acquire MAG Datacenters for $128 million USD in stocks and cash. Iron Mountain is the operator of Denver-based Fortrust, a colocation provider which holds 210,000 square feet of multi-tenant data center space. Based out of Boston […] more

Vertiv sells ASCO to Schneider Electric for $1.25 Billion

Jul 31, 2017

PARIS, FRANCE — Schneider Electric has bought Vertiv’s ASCO business, for a whopping $1.25bn USD. This acquisition sends a strong signal that Schneider Electric plans to secure their position as the global leader in the switch technologies market, as well as puts Schneider in a prime location in the data center space. Vertiv will also […] more

PARIS, FRANCE — Schneider Electric has bought Vertiv’s ASCO business, for a whopping $1.25bn USD. This acquisition sends a strong signal that Schneider Electric plans to secure their position as the global leader in the switch technologies market, as well as puts Schneider in a prime location in the data center space. Vertiv will also […] more

The Impact of AI and Data Analytics on Hybrid Cloud Architecture

Jul 31, 2017

TORONTO, CANADA — Banks have been using data analytics longer than a most industries. It’s been a big part of their success and their growth strategy. As data capabilities continue to evolve, and the line between business analytics and artificial intelligence continues to blur, we have to wonder, what impact do analytics and AI trends […] more

TORONTO, CANADA — Banks have been using data analytics longer than a most industries. It’s been a big part of their success and their growth strategy. As data capabilities continue to evolve, and the line between business analytics and artificial intelligence continues to blur, we have to wonder, what impact do analytics and AI trends […] more