Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for December 9, 2019:
- NoVa Data Center Operators Cry Fowl in Response to Dominion’s Tariff Plan for sub 5-MW Development: Equinix, QTS, Salesforce, Adobe, and Microsoft are among the major data center operators in Northern Virginia who are taking issue with a plan by Dominion Energy to introduce a statewide green energy tariff for sub 5-MW developments. The aforementioned tech giants co-signed a letter to the Virginia State Corporation Commission late last week, urging the VSCC to disavow a tariff proposed by Dominion Energy, Virginia’s largest energy provider, arguing that, rather than trying to provide renewable energy options for customers, Dominion is surreptitiously trying to box out competition while increasing profits on their own power generation assets. The signatories further argue that Dominion’s proposed energy options for sub 5-MW projects isn’t truly 100% percent renewable, as the provider claims.
- Managed Service Division of CyrusOne Addresses Ransomware Incident: CyrusOne Inc announced on Friday that its managed service division is working to restore availability issues to six managed service customers due to a ransomware program encrypting certain devices. The customers are primarily serviced by CyrusOne’s New York Data Center. CyrusOne’s data center colocation services, including IX and IP Network Services, are not involved in this incident. Upon discovery of the incident, CyrusOne initiated its response and continuity protocols to determine what occurred, restore systems and notify the appropriate legal authorities. As of Friday, the investigation was ongoing and CyrusOne is working closely with third-party experts to address this matter.
- EdgeConneX to Bring Private Cloud Connectivity Solutions to Munich: EdgeConneX, a pioneer in Edge Data Centers, has just made it easier for customers in Germany to connect to Microsoft cloud services by offering the Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute service in its Munich Edge Data Center. Azure ExpressRoute allows users to create private connections between their IT deployments and Microsoft’s global data centers. The carrier neutral EdgeConneX Munich facility now acts as a direct edge cloud on-ramp node from which customers can establish secure, scalable and affordable links to Microsoft services, including Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365. With the new Azure ExpressRoute site now available in Munich, customers already located in the local EdgeConneX data center can order a simple cross connect to privately access all Microsoft cloud services available through the global Azure platform. All other enterprises located in the greater Munich area can also connect to the local Azure ExpressRoute site by using the various metro ethernet solutions offered by their local carrier to connect back to the EdgeConneX data center or other ExpressRoute partners offering connectivity to the Munich site.
- Iron Mountain Appoints Lance Podell SVP, GM of Iron Mountain Entertainment Services Business: Iron Mountain Incorporated the storage and information management company, recently announced the appointment of Lance Podell to SVP and GM of Iron Mountain Entertainment Services. The digital media and entertainment executive will oversee the company’s media and entertainment-focused business by developing and delivering solutions that advance its global leadership position in the media preservation and archive management space. Iron Mountain’s Entertainment Services division serves the broadcast, film, music and sports sectors, as well as brand archives and individual artists’ collections and estates.
- Zadara Storage Deploys at Cologix’s Columbus Data Center: Zadara Storage, a pioneer in enterprise storage-as-a-service, recently deployed its enterprise cloud storage platform at Cologix’s Columbus data center campus and interconnection hub. The Columbus data center market has exploded in recent years due its geographic proximity to roughly half of the U.S. population, offering low latency connectivity options with strong tax incentives and low environmental risks. Cologix Columbus is one of the largest and most advanced data centers in the Midwest. A Tier III Certified facility, Cologix Columbus purpose-built for enterprises and large customers that need critical power with 100% uptime, robust connectivity through more than 50 onsite carriers and its rich ecosystem as well as direct access to major cloud providers.
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