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CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for October 31, 2019

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Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for October 31, 2019:

  • Digital Realty To Acquire Interxion in Largest DC Acquisition Ever: Digital Realty and Interxion will combine their businesses to create a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. Interxion shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.7067 Digital Realty shares per Interxion share. The transaction values Interxion at approximately $93.48 USD per ordinary share or approximately $8.4 Billion USD of total enterprise value, including assumed net debt. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by shareholders of Interxion and shareholders of Digital Realty. Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein will serve as CEO of the combined company.  Interxion Chief Executive Officer David Ruberg will serve as the Chief Executive of the combined company’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) business, which will be branded “Interxion, a Digital Realty company” at the close of the transaction.
  • Aligned Energy Breaks Ground on Second Salt Lake Metro Data Center: Aligned Energy, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers, announces the expansion of its Salt Lake Metro data center campus, breaking ground on a second facility in West Jordan, Utah.  The expansion is driven by the addition of a new anchor customer as well as demand for adaptable, scalable data center infrastructure in the Western technology hub. Aligned’s SLC data center campus will feature the Company’s patented Delta Cube (Delta) cooling technology, which allows customers to scale up to 50 kW per rack without having to reconfigure existing infrastructure, disperse equipment, or require large-scale CapEx investments — all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and utilizing up to 80% less energy and 85% less water. Combined with Aligned’s patented CACTUS unit, this cooling solution delivers efficiency at any load, in any climate, regardless of location to support customers’ sustainability goals.
  • Maincubes Expands Network in Germany with a New CO2-Neutral Data Center: maincubes is expanding its network of highly available data centers: In addition to the data centers in Amsterdam and Frankfurt, the data center operator is planning a further data center in the Rhine-Main area, which will focus on sustainability in particular. Approximately 8,500 square meters of white space are to be built on five floors – with CO2-neutral operation and specific offers providing customers with a secure and climate-friendly home for their infrastructure. More and more companies are opting for colocation and are thus looking for a strategically central region such as the Rhine-Main area. Here, they benefit from direct access to the world’s largest internet hub, DE-CIX. With FRA02, maincubes continues its expansion course and at the same time sets an example for sustainable customer orientation.
  • Zayo Announces Largest Capacity Wavelengths Deal: Zayo Group Holdings has signed a deal for the largest amount of capacity sold on any route in a single deal in the company’s history. The deal will provide the customer with approximately 5 terabits (Tb) of capacity to connect key data centers. “Our customers are no longer talking gigabits — they’re talking terabits on multiple diverse routes,” said Julia Robin, senior vice president of Transport at Zayo. “Zayo’s owned infrastructure, scalable capacity on unique routes and ability to turn up services quickly positions us to be the provider of choice for high-capacity infrastructure.”

  • Bitmain Selects DMG to Manage North American Facility: DMG Blockchain Solutions has entered into a preliminary agreement with Bitmain Technologies to provide hosting and management services for Bitmain’s Texas facility. 50 MW of power are currently available, with the potential to expand to 300 MW, making it one of, if not the largest bitcoin mining facilities in the world. Bitmain and DMG will work together to expand the capacity and to ensure efficient operations of Bitmain’s newest technology ASIC miners. DMG’s CEO, Dan Reitzik commented, “Being chosen by the world’s leading bitcoin mining company is a great testament to the capabilities of DMG’s mining team. Over the past several months, Bitmain visited many large facilities throughout North America including DMG’s flagship facility in British Columbia, Canada. We look forward to working together to build and manage North America’s largest and most efficient mining facility, running the world’s most advanced crypto mining technologies.”

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