CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Round Up for February 18, 2020: FirstLight to Acquire PrimeLink; American University of Bahrain Offering AWS Academy Cloud Computing Curriculum

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 18, 2020:

  • American University of Bahrain Offering AWS Academy Cloud Computing Curriculum: The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) has joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy to offer the AWS Academy Cloud Foundations course to students starting February 2020. The tech education program is designed to help students acquire the skills and credentials needed to succeed in the cloud IT industry. The course will prepare them to pursue careers in the rapidly growing cloud computing space and take globally-recognized AWS Certification exams. The AWS Academy curriculum is developed and maintained by AWS subject matter experts, ensuring that it reflects current services and up-to-date best practices. Courses are taught by AWS Academy accredited educators, who are trained by AWS Academy. AWS Academy strives to bring higher education institutions, students, and industry leaders together in order to address the skills gap and meet the need for thousands of new cloud computing professionals.
  • FirstLight to Acquire PrimeLink: FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud computing and unified communications services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PrimeLink. This transaction enhances FirstLight’s position in Upstate New York including Plattsburgh, Glens Falls, Queensbury, Albany & Lake Champlain Corridor with additional fiber capacity into Montréal, Canada. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP served as legal counsel to PrimeLink in connection with this transaction. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP served as legal counsel to FirstLight. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020, following the satisfaction of customary regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Round Up for February 18, 2020: FirstLight to Acquire PrimeLink; American University of Bahrain Offering AWS Academy Cloud Computing Curriculum 1GRC Provides Liquid Immersion-Cooling Systems for Serbia’s First Green Data Center: Green Revolution Cooling,, the leader in single-phase immersion cooling for data centers have announced a new business collaboration with HiTeam, a subsidiary of E-Smart Systems, at the new ZELENDATA CENTRE in Technology Park in Vršac, Serbia, the country’s first green data center.  ZELENDATA CENTRE provides colocation, infrastructure as a service, and software as a service, and its Supermicro® servers are being cooled by GRC’s ICEraQ liquid immersion cooling systems. One of the main motivators for using GRC liquid-immersion cooling was the need to protect the environment in a cost-effective way. Additionally, the data center will realize a lower initial cost, as well as a significant savings in the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), when compared to a traditional air-cooled data center. The main source of electricity for the data center is the MK Fintel Winds’ Košava wind farm in Izbiste. GRC’s immersion-cooling solution reduces electricity consumption of the cooling system at ZELENDATA CENTRE by 90%, or approximately 40% of the total consumption of the data center.
  • Three UK’s 5G will GoLive in 66 Locations by March: Three has announced the next iteration of its 5G roll out, which will see its 5G mobile available in locations across the UK including London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry and Nottingham by March. Three is set up to be the fastest 5G network in the country; Three’s customers will benefit from the vast 5G capacity and speeds that only Three can offer, enabling the best 5G experience possible. Three will provide peak mobile speeds of up to 2x faster than other telco operators due to its substantial 5G spectrum holding. All of Three’s new and existing customers will have access to 5G with no speed caps and at no extra cost on all contract, SIM only and PAYG mobile plans.

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