CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for September 17, 2019
Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for September 17, 2019:

  • Amazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub and Announces Plans to Create 400 New Tech Jobs: Amazon has announced an expansion of its Chicago Tech Hub and plans to create 400 new tech jobs in fields including cloud computing, advertising, and business development. To accommodate this job creation, Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet, allowing the company to double its tech workforce in the city. Job seekers interested in learning more about Amazon’s new positions in Chicago and across Illinois can attend the Amazon Career Day event on September 17th. Amazon’s Chicago Tech Hub is one of the company’s 18 North American Tech Hubs – a network of development centers in addition to Amazon’s Seattle and Arlington, Virginia headquarters. Together, these Hubs have more than 20,000 employees innovating for Amazon customers around the world. Chicago-based Amazon teams currently build and support products and services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Advertising, and the company’s Transportation and Operations units. Together with its customer fulfillment and retail facilities, Amazon has created more than 11,000 full-time jobs in Illinois and invested over $4.4 billion in the state since 2010, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees.
  • DigiPlex Invests in Two New Green Data Centers in Oslo: DigiPlex has broken ground on the construction of two new data centers near Oslo, Norway. The two centers will have a combined facility size of 8,500 square meters and represent an investment of NOK 600 million. The centers are set to be operational in just 12 months, before the end of 2020. International customers are increasingly attracted to Norway because of its cool climate, low cost 100% renewable energy and proximity to large European markets. DigiPlex has been building on these natural advantages for nearly two decades by securing premium land and bringing in the engineering and deployment capability to meet the specific requirements of these global businesses.The two new state-of-the art and environmentally friendly data centers will follow DigiPlex’s modular design principles and will be equipped with the company’s award-winning air-to-air cooling system. The high-efficiency system is uniquely suited to the Nordic climate where DigiPlex operates, yielding efficiencies and cost savings up to 25% beyond the industry average. The majority of the capacity across both centers is already reserved for global customers.
  • DataBank Enhances Data Protection Services with Turn-key Disaster Recovery as a Service Offering: DataBank has announced the enhancement of its data protection services portfolio with the addition of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). This turn-key service, leverages best in class services from Zerto and Veeam and provides organizations of all types with resilient and comprehensive data and network protection. DataBank DRaaS offers organizations the ability to protect their systems and data against man-made and natural catastrophes through real-time replication and fail-over recovery for server workloads to select DataBank data centers. Natural disasters aren’t the only threat to an organization’s data and systems, cyber-crimes, denial of service attacks, and other events are just as much, if not more, of a threat. With security exposures increasing by the day, it’s not a matter of if organizations need a disaster recovery plan, but when. DataBank DRaaS provides the quick and affordable recovery needed to get an organization back up and running.
  • Mercury Systems’ Fanless Rugged Rackmount Servers Tackle High-Performance Computing Challenges on Airborne Platforms: Mercury Systems, Inc. has announced the EnterpriseSeries RES Aero rugged rackmount server product line that delivers enterprise-class data center-caliber processing to compute-intensive airborne applications. A completely fanless design enables optimal performance at high altitudes, while a specialized power supply is tailored to aircraft requirements. The new RES Aero product offering addresses key challenges for aircraft systems engineers and offers a wide variety of benefits, including improved reliability & tailor-made high-speed processing.
  • Research and Markets releases North America All-in-One Modular Data Center Markets Report, predicts 23.1% CAGR Growth through 2027: The North America all-in-one modular data center market accounted for $724.7 Million USD in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.1% over the forecast period 2018-2027, to account for  $4,634.1 Million USD in 2027. According to Research and Markets, With the increasing concern for green factor, the market is witnessing a significant demand for green data centers. The cost of power consumption of data centers during its lifecycle comprises the largest percentage in the total cost of ownership. Planning infrastructure based on the current IT requirement and adding new modules as per the need of growing IT requirement enables users to provide modules only for the required equipment and the power cost saved during the service life of the data center is extremely high. The all-in-one modular data center enables a good match in the workload and capacity of power and cooling system to improve work efficiency and reduce over-configuration. Thus, the growing popularity of green data centers is expected to create opportunities for all-in-one modular data center market.

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