CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Round Up for February 7, 2020: Cologix Opens Third HUB in Dallas, QTS to Plant a Tree for Every Customer Agreement

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 7, 2020:

  • Cologix Opens Third Interconnection HUB in Dallas: Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection, ecosystem and hyperscale edge data center company, today announced that its third 13,200 SQF data center is ready-for-service in the renowned INFOMART Dallas building. DAL3 offers 2.25 MW of power, direct onramps to Amazon Web Services Direct Connect, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, IBM Cloud and Oracle FastConnect and on-demand, virtual cloud access through Cologix Access Marketplace. Located in region’s preeminent carrier hotel in one of the most vigorous communications markets in the United States, DAL3 at the Infomart hosts the largest number of carriers out of any single building in a 900-mile radius with more than 8,700 strands of fiber running into the facility. The combination of geographic location, available carriers, abundant fiber and MMR availability makes Cologix Dallas data centers the perfect site to colocate proximity-reliant or latency-sensitive applications.
  • QTS Expands Commitment to Environmental Sustainability with American Forests Partnership: Responding to increasing demand for corporate support in reducing carbon emissions and its collective impact on the environment, QTS Realty Trust has announced a long-term partnership with American Forests who will plant trees as part of every QTS customer agreement for data center services at no cost to the customer. The tree planting program is a new addition to QTS’ expanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program initiatives documented here. American Forests is a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forests. Under the new initiative, QTS pledges to plant one tree per month for every 100 kilowatt (kW) customer agreement throughout the term of the agreement.
  • Cyxtera Announces CXD Federal Edition, Achieves FedRAMP Ready Status at High Impact Level: Cyxtera has the availability of its innovative on-demand data center services platform, CXD, as CXD Federal Edition, a version tailored for federal government workloads and designated as FedRAMP Ready at the High Impact level. CXD, Cyxtera’s Extensible Data Center platform, combines the control, cost-savings, and security of dedicated colocation infrastructure with the provisioning speed, financial advantages, and agility of cloud. Organizations leverage CXD’s rich interconnection ecosystem, software-programmable network, and on-demand infrastructure options to deploy secure private clouds, rapidly extend capacity, and expand into new markets. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The program establishes a core set of processes to ensure effective, repeatable cloud security for the government.
  • RENTELECOM and EllaLink close agreement for dark fibers to foster Data Center connectivity between Europe and Latin America: The EllaLink Group has closed an agreement with RENTELECOM, a Portuguese public telecommunications network operator, to use dark fibers in Portugal and Spain for data center interconnection. RENTELECOM offers the largest neutral backbone in Portugal with more than 8,100km of fiber optic cables within their electricity and gas transport domains. EllaLink will integrate RENTELECOM’s fibers in its optical platform to enhance its services from Sines to Madrid and Lisbon. The protected fiber ring will connect all the major data centers of both capital cities allowing EllaLink to serve PoPs with low latency capacity, open spectrum and managed spectrum services directly towards Fortaleza, São Paulo and Rio in Brazil. In Sines, fibers will be used to connect the Sines Tech – Innovation & Data Center Hub, which is strategically positioned for the joint development of subsea cable systems and data center infrastructure, both at the core of today’s Internet.
  • Digital Realty Finds Budget, Complexity and Connectivity Key Challenges for Australian Data Strategies: Digital Realty has announced the results of a new study revealing how and why Australian businesses are struggling to implement successful data management and storage strategies. The survey of more than 200 IT leaders across Australia revealed that rapid data creation, lack of investment, security challenges, storage complexity, and sustainability are all factors in data neglect and strategy failure. The volume of data being generated is a key challenge for organizations – it’s estimated that the Internet of Things (IoT) alone will generate more than 500 zettabytes of data per year, according to Cisco’s Global Cloud Index. With this in mind, 90% of IT leaders reported concerns about how they will deal with their increasing quantities of data, and the corresponding data gravity effect. Similarly, 87% of Australian IT leaders surveyed are wondering how they will manage and integrate related data services across multiple external providers.  Despite continued data growth, 81% of organizations feel their data strategies are being hindered by senior executives choosing to invest in other areas of the business. As a result, 88% of IT leaders admitted struggling to manage and secure budget to implement their data strategies.

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