CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for December 11, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for December 11, 2019:

  • Iron Mountain to Expand Manassas Data Center:  Inside Nova is first reporting that Iron Mountain is expanding the Manassas-area data center it first opened in 2017. “A new $225 million building will be built in phases. Added to the existing $100 million building, Iron Mountain expects its Prince William County site to have nearly 50 employees when completed, according to a news release. Iron Mountain currently expects to complete the first phase of the new building in early 2020,” writes Inside NoVa. “Nearly 100 of Iron Mountain’s customers and vendors work out of the current building daily, and the company anticipates this trend to continue with more than double the amount of office and storage space available to its customers at the new building.”
  • CyrusOne Breaks Ground on New Data Center Campus in Council Bluffs, Iowa: CyrusOne has celebrated breaking ground for its data center site in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Located at 4700 Gifford Rd, the first phase of the facility will be ready for occupation in the Fall of 2020. Upon completion, the site will have 24 MW of total power available across roughly 60,000 square feet of data hall space for cloud customers. The new data center campus is strategically located on the 41st parallel, with the majority of data traffic in the United States passing through Council Bluffs via a large collection of fiber optic cables from the nation’s telecommunication companies. Upon completion, the new data center will provide CyrusOne customers with unparalleled access to high bandwidth with close proximity to some of the world’s largest cloud companies empowering enterprise customers in their hybrid cloud journey with low latency cloud connectivity.

  • DataGryd Now an Approved CenturyLink Vendor for Data Center Solutions: DataGryd is now an approved vendor of CenturyLink. As a result, DataGryd can now provide CenturyLink customers industry-leading data center and colocation solutions within the iconic 60 Hudson Street carrier hotel. DataGryd is the largest available data center provider in Lower Manhattan, serving customers with a minimum commitment of 100kW up to 5MW. Most recently, DataGryd unveiled the completion of MegaSuite 6, a purpose-built, high-density and high-performance data center suite designed to meet clients’ expanding requirements for data processing and storage. Customers of both CenturyLink and DataGryd are now able to expeditiously order services and solutions enhancing complementary service offerings and capabilities across each company.

  • Supermicro Second Annual Green Data Center Report Finds Opportunity for Saving Millions in Energy Costs, and Reductions in E-Waste: Super Micro Computer has released its second annual Data Centers and the Environment report based on an industry survey of over 5,000 IT professionals. Results demonstrated again this year, the majority of data center leaders do not fully consider green initiatives for the growing build-out of data center infrastructures, increasing data center costs, and impacting the environment.Across the board, responses from IT experts from SMBs, large enterprises, and recognized companies showed that most businesses (86%) don’t consider the environmental impact of their facilities as an important factor for their data centers. Almost 9 out of 10 data centers are not designed for optimal Power Effectiveness, potentially costing each data center more than $1.4 Million USD annually based on national averages. Data center leaders primarily noted Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment as their primary measures of success, with less than 15% responding that energy efficiency, corporate social responsibility, or environmental impact were key considerations for their facilities.

  • TNS Expands EMEA Managed Hosting Coverage to More Key Data Centers: Transaction Networks Services is strengthening its European network by expanding its Managed Hosting solution, TNSXpress, at four key data centers in London, Slough, Basildon and Frankfurt. TNS’ Managed Hosting solution utilizes the company’s ultra-low latency Layer 1 technology which offers trade executions 10 times faster than traditional Layer 3 architectures. Today’s announcement confirms its availability at the Interxion London data center, the ICE European Liquidity Center in Basildon, the Equinix LD4 data center in Slough and the Equinix FR2 data center in Frankfurt. TNS Managed Hosting solution enables traders to benefit from TNS’ global point-of-presence footprint and extensive existing on-net connections, which include more than 60 exchanges. TNS Layer 1 is an ultra-low latency solution which uses a simple, single hop architecture to deliver connectivity in as little as 5 to 85 nanoseconds.

 

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