Check out the latest in deals, new development and innovative strategies in hyperscale, colocation, 5G, cloud migration, cloud services, edge compute, Hybrid IT, power, cooling and energy efficiency for February 13, 2020:
- Beanfield Technologies Expands Fiber Footprint into Montréal with Acquisition of Openface: Beanfield Technologies, an independent telecommunications infrastructure provider in Canada serving the enterprise, carrier and multi-dwelling units markets, today announced its acquisition of Openface, a leading provider of fiber-based telecom services primarily to small and medium-sized businesses as well as enterprise customers. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. Openface serves a well-diversified customer base spread across Montréal through a portfolio of 100 kilometers of owned fiber, more than 200 on-net buildings, and over 3,000 near-net buildings. The company maintains its own construction and installation team, which has given Openface a well-earned reputation for expertise in fiber construction and experienced domain knowledge of Montreal and the city’s buildings. As part of the transition, Openface’s employees will join Beanfield and the company will maintain its current location in Montreal providing Beanfield with an additional presence in the city.
- DataBank Closes Sale of Telecom Assets to Everstream: DataBank has announced the closing of the sale of its LightBound fiber/telecom assets to Everstream, a business-only fiber network provider. The divestment follows DataBank’s October acquisition of LightBound, a colocation, Internet, voice, network and cloud services provider, which expanded DataBank’s portfolio of edge data centers with the addition of two enterprise-class facilities in the downtown Indy Telcom Center, the most densely interconnected location in the Indianapolis metro area. The sale of the LightBound fiber/telecom assets to Everstream will allow DataBank to focus on its core data center and managed services offerings while simultaneously enabling Everstream to enter the Indianapolis market, serving the needs of existing LightBound fiber/telecom customers as well as new enterprises in the region. The transaction accelerates Everstream’s planned entry into the Indianapolis market and provides Everstream with a lit fiber network extending across the metro area.
- Global Modular Construction Heavyweights BLOX and XSite Modular Announce Powerful Strategic Alliance: BLOX and XSite Modular have entered into a strategic alliance that will continue to drive the modular construction industry forward. BLOX pioneered the Design Manufacture Construct (DMC) building delivery system which replaces traditional design and construction methods with a 21st century approach focused on quality, cost and speed. Their alliance with XSite Modular, a leading global design-builder of critical infrastructure buildings (CIB) and a recognized authority in prefabrication consulting, enhances BLOX’s ability to serve its existing customers while expanding its footprint into modular datacenter and cable-landing station markets. This alliance will roll out over the next 90 days, allowing for transition of XSite Modular staff to BLOX’s team. Once complete, XSite Modular’s customers will have the benefit of BLOX’s one million square feet of manufacturing space and their in-house, world-class design and engineering capabilities.
- New Tripp Lite Solutions Take Full Advantage of Thunderbolt 3 Speed, Power and Video: Tripp Lite, a global manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has made it easy for users of Thunderbolt™ 3 computers to take full advantage of Thunderbolt functionality. Found on many of the latest laptop and notebook computers, Thunderbolt 3 ports have a physical USB‑C™ connector, but have greater capabilities than a standard USB‑C port. Thunderbolt 3 technology offers bidirectional data transfer at speeds up to 40 Gbps, which is four times faster than USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) and eight times faster than USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps). USB‑C power delivery is supported up to 100 watts for device charging. Thunderbolt 3 also has the ability to provide 4K video resolutions on dual DisplayPort displays.
- Ehave and BurstIQ Enter Into a Partnership Expanding Ehave Dash Bringing HIPAA & GDPR Compliant Data Storage to Healthcare: Ehave, a provider of digital therapeutics delivering evidence-based therapeutic interventions to patients, has expanded its partnership with BurstIQ to bring Ehave’s dashboard compliant with both HIPAA and GDPR standards using BlockChain technology. Last month Burst IQ announced it had successfully passed its 2019 independent SSAE 18, SOC 2 Type 2 audit. This is the second annual SOC audit that the company has undergone. In both years, the company’s blockchain-based data platform has passed the audit with zero exceptions – the highest level possible. BurstIQ remains the only blockchain platform to receive compliance certification under SOC 2 Type 2 audit requirements.
- TierPoint Announces Cloud to Cloud Recovery Powered by Nutanix: TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, today launched Cloud to Cloud Recovery powered by Nutanix. The new service offers a cost-effective way to leverage Nutanix technologies for replication and disaster recovery (DR) orchestration, with a TierPoint-managed Hosted Private Cloud in the recovery environment. “Developing a DR strategy can be costly and time consuming for many businesses but it’s a key requirement for all organizations, especially as the number of ransomware attacks increase,” said Jason Langone, GM of Service Providers at Nutanix. “This innovative solution allows TierPoint customers to leverage Nutanix technologies to simplify, secure, and scale replication and DR orchestration without needing to manage the infrastructure.”