Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for August 23, 2019:
Zayo to Offer Connectivity to H5 Data Centers in San Antonio: Zayo can now provide connectivity to its San Antonio data center located at 100 Taylor Street in downtown San Antonio. The build and Point of Presence (PoP) will offer H5 customer access to Zayo’s growing metro fiber footprint throughout San Antonio and Austin to its international network. “Our San Antonio edge data center serves a combination of international carriers, content distribution networks, ISPs and cloud services providers,” said Josh Simms, founder and CEO of H5 Data Centers. “Zayo’s expansion to 100 Taylor St. will continue to build upon the established interconnection ecosystem.”
- New State Capital Partners Acquires Majority Stake In CDS: New State Capital Partners has announced a significant investment in CDS (Computer Data Source), a leading specialist provider of enterprise-level data center third-party maintenance, focused on high-end data storage. CDS operates in over 50 countries and partners with major technology service providers to deliver installation, implementation, support, training and data center administration services to end-users across a broad range of industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Jim McDivitt, Tom Vaisanen, John Hlinka and Michael McKee, all members of the senior management team, have invested in the company and will remain in their positions. Ron Wollner, CDS’ co-founder, has maintained an equity stake and will remain as a senior advisor to the board.
- Druva Unveils Industry’s First Multi-Tier Intelligent Data Storage in the Cloud: Druva, Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced the industry’s first intelligent, storage tiering system, with support across all layers of AWS storage, including S3, Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive. Druva intelligent storage tiering ensures end-to-end data protection driven by machine learning, policy management via one-click actions across all tiers, and easier management through a central dashboard to manage archiving, deletion and governance processes. Druva offers automatic tiering or user-driven tiering to best meet customer needs. For customers who want maximum savings with minimum investment, Druva will manage the process end-to-end via automatic tiering, blending warm and cold pricing across long term retention-eligible data.
- Hurricane Electric Expands Global Network to Second Location in Berlin: Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today that it has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) at e-shelter, a leading owner, operator and developer of data centers in Germany. The new PoP is located in the Spandau district of Berlin, Germany. e-shelter’s Berlin 1 Data Center offers 13,000 sq. m. of data center space and 2,000 sq. m. of office space, and is their second largest data center in Germany. The location can be easily reached from the city center. This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s second in Berlin and eleventh in Germany and will provide enterprises in Berlin with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.
- IBM Demonstrates Commitment to Open Hardware Movement: IBM is open sourcing the POWER Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), which is critical to how hardware and software work together on POWER. With the ISA and other technologies being contributed to the open community, developers will have the tools to build innovative new hardware that takes advantage of POWER’s enterprise-leading capabilities to process data-intensive workloads and create new software applications for AI and hybrid cloud built to take advantage of the hardware’s unique capabilities. IBM will also contribute other technologies including a softcore implementation of the POWER ISA, as well as reference designs for the architecture-agnostic Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (OpenCAPI) and the Open Memory Interface (OMI). The OpenCAPI and OMI technologies help maximize memory bandwidth between processors and attached devices, critical to overcoming performance bottlenecks for emerging workloads like AI.
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