Showing posts with label Data Centers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Data Centers. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Credo's Active Electrical Cables carry 400G over 7m

Credo announced its second generation HiWire LP SPAN AEC (Low Power SPAN Active Electrical Cable) family, promising a reduction in power of nearly 50% and while increasing reach 40% compared to first generation.

The hot-swappable LP SPAN AEC is positioned as a reliable, plug and play replacement of Active Optical Cables (AOC) for high-speed interconnects up to 400Gbps at approximately half the power and lower cost. 

Credo says its LP SPAN AECs are easier to deploy than DACs due to their longer reach, lighter weight, and tighter bend radius.  It’s designed for rack-to-rack connectivity, especially in Distributed Disaggregated Chassis (DDC) implementations.


400G LP SPAN AECs are terminated with QSFP-DD modules and support 8x56G lanes while 200G LP SPAN AECs are terminated with QSFP65 modules and support 4x56G lanes. The cables use PAM4 modulation at both ends and have integrated retimers.

https://www.credosemi.com/releases/2021/9/7/credo-expands-aec-active-electrical-cable-family-with-second-generation-hiwire-low-power-span-aec

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Mitsubishi to supply electricity to AWS in Japan

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) will supply electricity to data centers owned and operated by Amazon Web Services in Japan.

Under the long-term Corporate Power Purchase Agreement, West Holdings Corporation will build and maintain roughly 450 solar power stations (with a total installed capacity of approximately 22 megawatts) for Amazon and supply the online retailer with wholesale electricity. MC subsidiaries Mitsubishi Corporation Energy Solutions Ltd. and ElectroRoute will also be involved. The former will manage construction of the solar power facilities and provide tech support, while the latter will forecast the facilities’ outputs and hedge power generation imbalances. The term of this Corporate PPA is approximately ten years, with commercial operations slated to commence in April 2023.  

 MC is aiming to double its 2019 renewable energy output by 2030 and completely eliminate fossil fuels and CO2 emissions from its power-generation portfolio by 2050. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Digital Realty opens its 12th data center in the Paris region

Interxion: A Digital Realty Company has inaugurated its latest European data center in Ferrières-en-Brie (30 km east of Paris) -- its 12th data center in the Ile-de-France capital region. 

The new facility is expected to provide up to 12 megawatts of IT load capacity and eight data halls providing over 690m2 of new colocation facilities. The new development is the third hub in the Paris region designed to meet the growing needs of cloud service providers seeking to improve the resilience of their services.  It complements the two existing data centre hubs in the north and south of Paris.  In addition, the new data center will allow enterprise customers to deploy disaster recovery scenarios from Paris and the east of France using the available low latency networks deployed along the A4 motorway. 


"This new strategic location meets the strong demand from content and cloud providers, who are interested in a third hub in the Paris region," said Fabrice Coquio, Managing Director, Interxion France.  "It will also allow companies in the east of France to improve the resilience of their infrastructure by being located close to Paris while being connected to a high-performance low latency network.  It marks a new chapter in Interxion's development in France to continue to meet customers' demand."  

http://www.interxion.com

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Sparkle opens green data center in Athens

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, inaugurated its Metamorfosis II data center in Athens, Greece.

The new facility, which is located in the industrial area of Metamorfosis and just next to the other proprietary facility Metamorfosis I, encompasses an area of about 6,000 sq.m., with a maximum capacity of 700 racks and 7.7 MW of total power. The facility was built following the most stringent anti-seismic criteria and designed to guarantee the maximum levels of reliability and security. In addition, Metamorfosis II adopts the latest energy-efficient power and cooling systems available in the market resulting in a carbon footprint reduction of around 28,000 tons per year. The quality and energy excellence of the new data center is confirmed by the Uptime Institute Tier III, the LEED Gold and the ISO 14001 certifications.

Sparkle now operates four open data centers in Greece:  three in Athens - where the proprietary metropolitan fiber optic network is originated, running through the city business district and directly interconnecting corporate customers and institutional entities - and one in Chania, with a total area of 14,000 sq. m. and 13.7 MW of power. 

All data centers are fully integrated with Nibble, Sparkle’s pan-Mediterranean optical network, and with Sparkle's Tier-1 global backbone Seabone, to deliver high speed connectivity services as well as access to major cloud providers. Moreover, thanks to their open and resilient configuration, Sparkle data centers offer a rich ecosystem of interconnected players for domestic and international connectivity.

"We have created an exemplary open hub to offer an advanced experience to the most sophisticated customers, also guaranteeing a strong commitment on environmental sustainability," says Elisabetta Romano, CEO of Sparkle. “With this new opening, Sparkle enriches its infrastructural offer for national and international enterprises while confirming the attention for the Greek market in which we have been active for twenty years with an increasing presence.”

Equinix completes acquisition of two data centers in Mumbai

Equinix completed its acquisition of two data centers on a fiber-connected campus in Mumbai from GPX Global Systems for US$161 million in cash.

Equinix also announced the appointment of Manoh Paul as Managing Director of Equinix India. Prior to Equinix, he led the India operation of GPX India, helping it to emerge as India's most prominent carrier-neutral and cloud-dense data center. Before joining GPX India, Paul spent 11 years with Bharti Airtel Ltd, where his last role was Chief Operating Officer (Enterprises) for the Western region.


The two new data centers in Mumbai, dubbed Equinix MB1 and MB2, form a network-dense data center campus with more than 350 international brands and local companies, including the world's leading cloud service providers (CSPs), global networks, content delivery network (CDN) providers, all local carriers, 170 internet service providers (ISPs) and five internet exchanges. The two data centers in Mumbai provide an initial 1,350 cabinets, with an additional 500 cabinets to buildout. The facilities will add more than 90,000 square feet of colocation space to Platform Equinix when fully built.

Equinix's Mumbai campus offers a cloud-dense environment and direct access to major cloud services, including AWS Direct Connect, Google Cloud Dedicated Interconnect and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect. It also hosts key internet exchanges such as AMS-IX India, Extreme IX, Mumbai IX-DECIX, National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and Bharat IX, allowing ISPs, carriers, CDNs and large enterprises to exchange internet traffic.

Equinix plans to introduce a full range of interconnection and digital infrastructure services, including Equinix Connect, Equinix Internet Exchange, Metro Connect, Equinix Fabric and Network Edge, in the new data centers upon the completion of the business integration. 


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Semtech ships its 50G PAM4 CDR chipset

Semtech’s newest Tri-Edge clock and data recovery (CDR) chipset, which targets data center interconnectivity over multi-mode fiber, has entered into full production status.

The Semtech GN2538 is a dual-channel 50G PAM4 CDR with integrated VCSEL drivers and the GN2539 is a dual-channel 50G PAM4 CDR with integrated linear transimpedence amplifiers (TIAs). This chipset is the latest addition to the proven Tri-Edge CDR platform, and the low power and ease of implementation of the GN2538 and GN2539 will allow major data centers to upgrade their intra-data center interconnects and enhance overall performance.

The laser driver integrated in the GN2538 includes proprietary VCSEL compensation to enable a wide range of VCSEL options with fully adaptive input equalization and easy startup to streamline system bring up. The integrated linear TIA in the GN2559 provides superior receiver performance with reliable adaptation and includes configurable output de-emphasis enabling robust and compliant electrical interfaces.

“Our customers have fully tested the solutions confirming interoperability with 100G ports of commercial Ethernet switches used in major data centers. The integration offered by the analog PAM4 GN2538 and GN2539 chipset enables reduced cost, and delivers the highly desired low power and low latency performance that meets the needs of high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and Cloud data center networks. This chipset is also fully compliant to the 50G per lane multi-mode fiber Open Eye MSA specification,” said Julius Yam, market manager, Data Center Products in Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group.

http://www.semtech.com/optical

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Telia Carrier adds PoP in Flexential data center in Hillsboro, OR

Telia Carrier activated a new Point of Presence (PoP) in the Flexential Hillsboro 2 data center in Oregon. 

Telia Carrier notes that the Portland/Hillsboro area has the second-highest growth rate for data center development in North America, according to real estate services and investment firm CBRE Group, due to terabit traffic demands in the region and the abundance of sustainable, low cost hydro power, as well as tax incentives and green power sources.

The Flexential data center cluster in Hillsboro, OR is one of the fastest growing in the market, with a third building opening this fall to increase the campus to 700,000 square feet. Telia Carrier is entering Hillsboro 2 with a fully diverse Terabit Scale IP PoP deployment providing diverse connectivity to Flexential’s subsea cable system operators with multiple cables landing in the facility, serving the Pacific Northwest and Asia Pacific destinations including Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

“Adding a new PoP in the Hillsboro 2 data center is part of Telia Carrier’s overall growth initiative helping to expand our reach to support new cloud regions, applications and content on the West Coast,” said Stephen Hartman, Head of North America Sales, Telia Carrier. “Fulfilling demand from the subsea cables coming into the Flexential facility in Hillsboro from Asia Pacific regions, we support the needs of current and future customers, and enhance the ecosystem as one of the strategic sites servicing the region.”

“With our Portland-Hillsboro data center campus expanding this fall to include a third facility, we are reinforcing our 20-year commitment to building and operating a highly-connected data center footprint in the Pacific Northwest,” said Ryan Mallory, Chief Operating Officer, Colocation Services, Flexential, “With the addition of the Telia Carrier PoP at this location we are better able to support our growing customer base by offering them additional carrier choice and connectivity to one of the worlds largest global IP backbones.”

http://www.Teliacarrier.com

Telia Carrier opens PoP in Denver

Telia Carrier launched a a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Flexential’s data center in Aurora, Colorado. The partnership will allow Flexential’s customers to take advantage of Telia Carrier’s fiber backbone and connectivity providing cloud, application, content providers and Enterprise customers with new diverse routes and capacity at Terabit scale.   The partnership and expansion allow existing Flexential customers in the region access...

Telia Carrier launched a new PoP at MDC Data Centers' (Formerly McAllen Data Center) El Paso facility. The new PoP in El Paso provides scalable multi-terabit capacity and connectivity, enhancing the local availability of high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, Ethernet and IPX services for operators, content providers and enterprises alike.With data centers in McAllen, Laredo, Nogales and El Paso; MDC focuses on interconnecting the world with Mexico...

Telia Carrier opens POP near MAREA’s cable landing station in Bilbao

Telia Carrier launched a new Point-of-Presence at Telxius’ interconnection rich Derio Communications Hub located near Bilbao, Spain, only a few kilometers from MAREA’s submarine cable landing station.The Derio Communications Hub is a  combination of an expanded cable landing station and a fully-fledged PoP, the first of its kind in EMEA.  The 2,000 sqm carrier-neutral TIER III facility offers up to 4 MW of power and is specially designed...


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Juniper offer Zero Trust Cloud Workload Protection

Juniper Networks introduced a Zero Trust Data Center architecture to automatically defend application workloads in any cloud or on-premises data center environment against application exploits as they happen, including the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 and memory-based attacks.

Juniper Cloud Workload Protection is a lightweight software agent that controls application execution and monitors the application’s behavior and context, with vulnerability remediation is done automatically without admin intervention. 

The company says its new product provides the following critical capabilities:

  • Signatureless Run-Time Application Self-Protection (RASP) provides real-time protection against attacks. It protects the application from malicious actions, such as exploitation and data theft, without any manual intervention, catching sophisticated attacks that endpoint detection (EDR) and web application firewall (WAF) solutions cannot.
  • Memory-Based Attack Prevention provides real-time protection against advanced memory-based attacks, including fileless, return-oriented programming (ROP) and buffer overflow attacks.
  • Vulnerability Detection continuously assesses vulnerabilities in applications and containers to detect serious and critical exploit attempts as they happen. Juniper Cloud Workload Protection delivers information on the exploit attempt to DevSecOps teams to better understand where the vulnerability exists, so they can remediate.
  • Comprehensive Telemetry provides rich application-level security event generation and reporting, including application connectivity, topology and detailed information about the attempted attack.
  • Optimized Control Flow Integrity (OCFI) technology minimizes false alerts by validating the execution of applications and detecting attacks without using behavior or signatures.
  • Zero Trust Microsegmentation shields application resources from lateral threat propagation and integrates with Juniper vSRX Virtualized Firewalls to restrict access based on risk, even as workloads and virtual environments change. Automated threat response with built-in, real-time telemetry helps security teams detect threats once and block them across the entire network.

https://blogs.juniper.net/en-us/security/connecting-and-protecting-applications-within-a-zero-trust-data-center-architecture-with-juniper-cloud-workload-protection

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Prime plans new 9MW data center in Santa Clara

Prime Data Centers is expanding its presence across Silicon Valley with a new 9MW data center on Martin Avenue in Santa Clara, California.

The new facility will be the second Silicon Valley data center for Prime. Construction on this three-story data center campus is set to begin this year, and completion is targeted for Q2 of 2022. The finished project will include:

  • Approximately 80,000 square feet of purpose-built data center space
  • 9MW of critical capacity with N+1 redundancy
  • World-class connectivity options

"Santa Clara is one of the most desired data center locations globally due to its proximity to the vibrant and structurally important San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, the relatively affordable power rates from Silicon Valley Power (SVP) are very advantageous," says Jeff Barber, EVP Sales and Business Development at Prime. "Yet, it is difficult to find wholesale data center space in this area because of the scarcity and expense of available real estate, and the difficulty of obtaining guarantees that the power is available to service the new capacity. Prime has such assurances from SVP in hand today."

https://primedatacenters.com/


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Iron Mountain to acquire Frankfurt data center

Iron Mountain agreed to acquire a data center in Frankfurt from Calcium DC Pte. for EUR 76 million, 

The data center is a two-story, 20,000 square meter colocation data center site on freehold land in the Am Martinszehnten Industrial Park, which is in close proximity to the city center and Frankfurt Airport. The facility currently has 2.6 megawatts of leased capacity and 8 megawatts of capacity available for retail colocation customers with the option to expand in the future to add Edge computing at the premises. The data center has robust network connectivity, including access to DE-CIX.

Iron Mountain said the acquisition expands its presence in the Frankfurt market, which includes a 27 megawatt pre-leased facility in Frankfurt (FRA-1), and enables the company to add immediate capacity and to build out a team in a market with strong long-term demand.


“This latest investment in one of the most sought-after European markets further solidifies our commitment to invest in the global markets where our customers need us,” stated Mark Kidd, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Data Centers at Iron Mountain. “As a leading global data center provider, we are pleased to continue to meet the key growth milestones that this acquisition, and the recently announced expansion in London, represent.”

In addition to the agreement to acquire the Frankfurt data center, Iron Mountain recently announced further expansion in Europe with a 27 megawatt data center build in London (LON-2), in addition to 9 megawatts of leasable capacity at its LON-1 data center. The Company also announced a recent joint venture with Web Werks, one of the top data center providers in India, adding three Tier 3, carrier-neutral data centers in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi to their global footprint.

https://www.ironmountain.com/data-centers

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

NTT Ltd. launches a Global Data Center Interconnect service

NTT Ltd. announced the launch of Global Data Center Interconnect (GDCI), an integrated global network fabric service that delivers private and secure connections between NTT’s global data centers and major cloud service providers with a single physical port supporting multiple virtual network services. 

The SDN-based service lets clients connect to an ecosystem of cloud service providers in different geographic regions, addressing hybrid and multi-cloud interconnection challenges. 

Executive Vice President of NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers division, Matsuo Ryuichi said, “NTT is the only global service and infrastructure provider delivering a one-stop shop by bringing both our network and data center investments and expertise together. Using our Tier-1 global IP network we will connect between all regions, while providing carrier-neutral solutions to our clients to deliver a truly connected global data center platform. Business leaders around the world can get to flexible infrastructure services that can adapt to any change. We are proud to introduce GDCI as an integration of the strengths of NTT Ltd.”

GDCI will be available first at NTT’s Serangoon Data Center in Singapore, Financial Data Centers 1 and 2 in Hong Kong, Bangkok Data Centers 1 and 2 in Bangkok, followed by EMEA, US and Japan soon.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Dark Fiber & Infrastructure links to Sabey Data Centers in Ashburn

Sabey Data Centers' Ashburn campus will serve as a terminus for a high-capacity dark fiber connectivity conduit linking Northern Virginia’s “Data Center Alley” to major Northeast U.S. telecom corridors. The conduit is owned and operated by Dark Fiber & Infrastructure.

DF&I’s unique Potomac River Crossing bypasses Washington, DC, thereby providing its customers with a diverse, all underground, lowest-latency option within the largest U.S. data center market. The installation is complete and the system is currently operational.

Robert Rockwood, President of Sabey Data Centers, said, “This development is a milestone for Sabey’s East Coast expansion. In a region experiencing unbridled bandwidth growth, especially with hyperscale customers who demand for leased dark fiber and new conduits, we are pleased to be a solution provider in partnership with DF&I.”

DF&I's Co-founder John Schmitt said, “Our infrastructure hub at Intergate.Ashburn reinforces our position as the largest open access network currently available for lease in the region. It provides diversity, latency improvement, and scale that is required but until now, had not been available in the market today."

http://www.fiberandconduit.com

Sunday, June 13, 2021

DT expands its Open Telekom Cloud with Amsterdam data center

Deutsche Telekom is expanding the reach of its Open Telekom Cloud with the opening of a huge data center campus in Amsterdam.  The facility covers a total area of 21,000 square meters.  DT said its servers and storage will operate under the highest security standards, with electricity exclusively from renewable energy sources. The two facilities in Amsterdam target PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) values of 1.32 and 1.25, which is approximately 30 percent lower consumption than conventional data centers.

"The opening of our cloud data center in Amsterdam strengthens Europe’s data sovereignty," said Adel al Saleh, member of the Telekom Board of Management and CEO T-Systems. "And companies improve their security, because European data protection rules apply.“ 

The new Amsterdam site "mirrors" the two core data centers of the Open Telekom Cloud in Biere and Magdeburg. The distance of around 500 kilometers is well above the critical infrastructure (KRITIS) recommendation of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Computing and storage power are still available even if there are outages - due to natural disasters, for example - at the various sites.

https://www.telekom.com/en/media/media-information/archive/open-telekom-cloud-grows-new-amsterdam-location-616958

Capgemini and Orange to build "Cloud de Confiance" in France

Capgemini and Orange will establish a joint venture company called “Bleu” to provide a "Cloud de Confiance" to address the security requirements of the French State, public administrations and critical infrastructure companies across France. The idea is to build a French hyperscale cloud, fully under French and European jurisdictions.Bleu will provide its customers with an independent, trusted cloud platform with a broad catalog of digital solutions...

Planning begins for a European quantum communication network

The European Commission has selected Airbus to lead a consortium of companies and research institutes to study the design of the future European quantum communication network, EuroQCI, to enable ultra-secure communication between critical infrastructures and government institutions across the European Union. The 15-month study will set out the details of the end-to-end system and design. The European Commission's ambition is to run a EuroQCI demonstrator...


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Blackstone Funds to acquire QTS for $10 billion


Investment funds managed by Blackstone will all outstanding shares of common stock of QTS Realty Trust for $78.00 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $10 billion. The deal includes a 40-day "go-shop period" during which QTS may solicit other proposals.

Upon completion of the transaction, the parties expect that QTS will continue to be led by its senior management team and maintain its corporate headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas.

“We are pleased to enter into this transaction with Blackstone, as it will deliver compelling, immediate and certain value to stockholders while positioning QTS to continue supporting customers’ expanding data center infrastructure needs,” said Philip Trahanas, Lead Director of the QTS Board of Directors. “The QTS Board regularly reviews the Company’s strategy and market opportunities to maximize stockholder value, and we are confident this transaction achieves that objective.”

QTS is a leading provider of data center solutions with a footprint spanning more than 7 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space within North America and Europe.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Equinix to open $142M data center in Silicon Valley powered by fuel cells

Equinix is preparing to open its fourteenth Silicon Valley data center site on June 30, 2021.

The $142 million facility, named SV11,  is located at the Equinix Great Oaks campus in south San Jose.

The initial phase of SV11 will add more than 61,000 square feet (5,667+ square meters) of colocation space—and provides campus cross-connectivity into SV1, SV5 and SV10, making it an ideal home for customers looking to interconnect to key network and cloud service providers. Initially, it will include space for 1,450 cabinets, with space for additional cabinets in future phases. At full build, the facility will provide capacity for 2,950 cabinets.  

SV11 is targeting LEED Silver certification with an ultra-low design average annual Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.17. Additionally, with expansion of the current Bloom Energy fuel cells, the campus is planned for 20 megawatt (MW) of capacity. This will be the first time Equinix will use the Bloom Energy fuel cell system as primary generation with utility electrical grid and generators as backup sources. 

"Digital transformation continues to accelerate at an unprecedented rate," said Jon Lin, President, Americas, Equinix. "In fact, 47% of respondents in a recent Equinix survey of enterprise IT decision-makers said they have accelerated their digital transformation plans. SV11 is another example of our commitment to provide our customers with the right places, partners and possibilities for their digital transformations now and in the future."

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

AWS to open data centers in UAE

Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to open an infrastructure region in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first half of 2022. 

The new AWS Middle East (UAE) Region will consist of three Availability Zones and become AWS’s second region in the Middle East with the existing AWS Region in Bahrain

AWS Regions are comprised of Availability Zones, which place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event mpacting customers’ business continuity, yet near enough to provide low latency for high availability applications that leverage multiple Availability Zones. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected through redundant, ultra-low-latency networks.

.“We are excited to build on the great momentum of cloud adoption in the Middle East by providing more choice for customers in the UAE to run applications and store data locally,” said Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure, AWS. “The new AWS Region supports the UAE’s focus on promoting technology innovation that has made it a thriving global hub for entrepreneurs, e-governments, and multi-national businesses. With the new region, organizations of all sizes will be able to innovate faster and serve end-users with even lower latency across the region.”


His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, said, “AWS's expansion into the UAE is a testament to our rapidly growing innovation ecosystem that will benefit from access to the world's leading cloud platform and its advanced technologies and solutions. Building on Abu Dhabi's smart infrastructure and digital transformation, AWS’s investment will further enable innovators and companies with globally-relevant solutions to realize new opportunities in the UAE and beyond.”

Globally, AWS has 80 Availability Zones across 25 geographic regions, with plans to launch 18 more Availability Zones and six more AWS Regions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates.

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

NTT DATA to acquire Nexient, a software developer

NTT DATA Services agreed to acquire Nexient, a developer of cloud-native applications based in Silicon Valley with offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The companies said Nexient will serve as a scalable anchor for NTT DATA’s Application Development & Modernization practice, adding user-centric full stack product development capabilities and speeding the ability to offer sophisticated digital transformation services to clients, including digital product strategy, product design and development, and platform transformation.

“Application Development and Modernization is a critical and fast-growing piece of the digital transformation value chain. With Nexient’s agile, product-minded development disciplines, we’re better equipped to help our clients quickly take advantage of digital innovations,” said Eric Clark, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer, NTT DATA Services. “NTT DATA is investing to grow our business and our digital expertise through hiring, training and R&D, as well as targeted acquisitions of best-in-class, digital companies. Nexient is the next step in this strategy and a great addition to our team.”

“Nexient’s product-minded agile development approach has earned our clients’ trust to solve their complex business problems,” said Mark Orttung, Nexient CEO. “Building on our commitment to operate within our core values, leadership competencies, and team-based approach, we are excited to join NTT DATA and expand the scope and value of the services we deliver to our clients.”

http://www.nttdataservices.com

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Nokia supplies data center switching for OpenColo

OpenColo, which operates a 71,000 square foot state-of-the-art data center in Santa Clara, California, is deploying Nokia's data center switching solution, including its 7220 Interconnect Router (IXR). OpenColo services include bare metal and managed servers, cloud streaming and data center connectivity.

The Nokia data center switching solution comprises SR Linux, an open Linux based NOS and a NetOps development toolkit that helps automate data center network operations.  OpenColo is also using the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) to interconnect its data centers using dual optical fiber connections running at 100Gbps. OpenColo has also installed the Nokia 7750 Service Router (SR), based on Nokia FP4 silicon, to provide IP routing within and between its data centers, including peering and interconnection to multiple service providers.


SR Linux and the 7750 SR share the same proven routing protocols from the Nokia Service Router Operating System (SR OS). This enables OpenColo to offer its customers more reliable and stable data center switching and internet connectivity, as well as the ability to handle future data center and peering traffic needs.

Scott Brookshire, CTO of Energy Group Networks, parent company of OpenColo, said: “Nokia and its SR Linux was an easy choice. We wanted a solution that was extensible, open, supported telemetry and gNMI, and was provided by a company that transforms networking both on the hardware and software side. Even more, we needed a partner that understands our needs and can work very closely with us to reimagine our architecture and solve some of our biggest problems. We also appreciated that Nokia builds and supports its hardware, so we have a single vendor to manage and work with should we ever run into problems.”


Monday, May 10, 2021

Telefónica acquires 20% stake in Nabiax in exchange for 4 data centers

Telefónica will acquire a 20% in Nabiax, a colocation and hosting partner owned y Asterion Industrial Partners, in exchange for four data centers (two in Spain and two in Chile). Asterion and its coinvestors, who retain the remaining 80% of the share capital in Nabiax.

Nabiax operates eleven data centers that it acquired from Telefónica in 2019.

The transaction includes an agreement for housing services in the four DC’s under equivalent terms and conditions as those established in the prior transaction (initial term of ten years). The transaction does not include the sale of servers owned by Telefónica, nor the management and access to customers hosted on them. Telefónica will therefore continue to provide and manage the services that it has been offering to its customers from these DCs and will maintain the direct relationship with such customers.


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Switch expands data center fleet to 16 with Data Foundry acquisition

Switch agreed to acquire Data Foundry, a carrier-neutral colocation provider with data centers in Austin and Houston, for $420 million in an all cash transaction. The acquisition is expected to close by mid-2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. The purchase price of $420 million represents approximately 19x estimated 2021 Adjusted EBITDA, including $2 million of projected run-rate cost synergies. 

Data Foundry’s Austin campus includes three current facilities with expansion capabilities up to 44 MW at full buildout. The Houston campus has one existing data center with the ability to support 18 MW of customer power at full buildout. Switch intends to commence development on new data centers in both Austin and Houston at the end of 2021, with the first sectors available for customer deployments in 2023.

The acquisition of Data Foundry expands the Switch portfolio to 16 operational data centers across six locations and will anchor the company’s Fifth Prime data center campus. The acquisition will also add over 400 customer logos, offering robust cross-selling opportunities and the potential for significant customer expansion.

“We are extremely pleased to reach an agreement with Data Foundry and to announce the launch of our Fifth Prime Data Center Campus in Texas,” said Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy. “The Data Foundry acquisition extends Switch’s national reach and enhances our ability to serve Texas and the Central U.S. region with low latency connectivity, while also providing critical geographic and revenue diversification with robust expansion potential to accelerate long-term growth and value creation.”

“Data Foundry is proud to partner with Rob Roy and the Switch team in this transaction that we believe will carry forward our company’s rich history of innovation in Texas, and will result in tremendous long-term benefits to our customers and all stakeholders of the combined business,” said Carolyn and Ron Yokubaitis, Co-Founders of Data Foundry. “Both companies share a set of core values that emphasize technology leadership, operational excellence, community involvement, and a relentless focus on customer service that will enable a seamless transition of leadership and continued success for years to come,” added Jonah Yokubaitis, also a Co-Founder of Data Foundry.

Switch expands its Reno Data Centers

Switch signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with an existing global e-commerce client to significantly grow its footprint at Switch's Citadel Campus in Northern Nevada. This transaction follows the previously announced multi-megawatt expansion from a leading developer of advanced semiconductor technologies. Switch says over 80% of its TAHOE RENO 1 facility is committed to clients, including space and power currently sold and future...

Switch to deploy Tesla Megapack energy storage systems

Switch, which operates hyper-scale co-location data centers in Las Vegas, Reno, and Grand Rapids (Michigan), will use thousands of solar panels made by First Solar and energy storage systems made be Tesla as part of its Gigawatt Nevada solar energy and battery vision. The project is one of the largest solar footprint and battery storage projects in the technology industry. “With today’s announcement Rob Roy’s Gigawatt Nevada now has four solar with...