CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Round Up for March 12, 2020: Digital Realty Opens New Dublin Data Centre to Prepare for Multibillion Euro Tech Boom

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 March 12, 2020:

  • Digital Realty Opens New Dublin Data Centre to Prepare for Multibillion Euro Tech Boom: Digital Realty has announced the official opening of its Clonshaugh data centre, the latest facility in its portfolio of data centres in Dublin, Ireland. The data centre, which represents a €70 million investment, follows the company’s previous €200 million investment in the Dublin data centre market, culminating in the opening of its Profile Park campus last May. The new Clonshaugh facility supports the growth of Dublin’s technology ecosystem, which is predicted to experience a multibillion euro technology boom over the next decade, according to a new study commissioned by Digital Realty and conducted by Development Economics. Digital Realty’s investment in its new Clonshaugh facility is designed to underpin the growing importance of these data-led technologies to Dublin’s economy, by ensuring the city’s businesses have a digital-ready infrastructure to adopt and deliver on complex technology.

  • CRN Announces Data Center 50 List: CRN, a Channel Company brand, has released its list of the “50 hottest data center companies” and many CAPRE partners and collaborators are included. Top 50 teams include Flexential, Scale Computing, Wasabi, and more. “On behalf of our team, I want to congratulate the elite technology suppliers named to CRN’s 2020 Data Center 50 list,” said Bob Skelley, Chief Executive Officer of The Channel Company. “These companies consistently drive efficiencies and innovative solutions for their partners. Their commitment to ongoing R&D, customization and security for data center infrastructure is driving significant technology advancements for solution providers to leverage with their customers.”

  • Leonovus to Acquire Colocation Company: Leonovus has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to purchase PureColo Inc, a Canadian colocation company with headquarters at 390 March Road, Ottawa, Ontario. As of fiscal year-end, December 31, 2019, PureColo generated unaudited revenues of $265,439 and net losses of $241,298 with total net assets of $412.972. PureColo customers are typically on three-year agreements. February 2020 monthly recurring revenues were $32,000, and the Company expects a year over year growth rate of 45% and MRR to exceed $50,000 per month by the end of 2020 along with positive EBITDA.  “We believe that with transformative technological advancements growing the need for Edge Computing, there is a compelling opportunity for small, nimble colocation centres with value-added services such as Leonovus Vault and Smart Filer technology,” said Michael Gaffney, Leonovus Chair and CEO. “We have started discussions with potential lead/strategic investors to finance this transaction and provide additional working capital for the Company. The Company expects that it will offer current shareholders a Rights Offering, which is then followed by a Private Placement.”

  • Google Cloud and T-Systems Announce Strategic Partnership for Cloud Innovation: Google Cloud and T-Systems have announced a partnership to deliver solutions and managed services to help enterprise customers digitally transform with the cloud. Under the new partnership, T-Systems will provide consulting services, migration support and managed services to enterprise customers leveraging Google Cloud capabilities. “Our joint goal is to support organizations in their digitalization and to improve business processes with the cloud,” said Adel Al-Saleh, CEO of T-Systems. “This partnership is a core element of our strategy, generating value-add for our clients with managed cloud services.” T-Systems will create a new Google Cloud competence center, dedicated to helping enterprise customers evaluate their business needs and build and implement custom cloud solutions to help address them. The new competence center will be staffed by business transformation experts at T-Systems, and will focus on solutions in areas including large-scale workload migrations to the cloud, SAP application modernization, development of new AI and ML solutions as well as solutions for data warehouse and data analytics in the cloud.

  • Western Digital Announces Appointment Of David Goeckeler As CEO: David Goeckeler has been appointed chief executive officer and a member of the Western Digital Board of Directors, effective March 9, 2020. Mr. Goeckeler currently serves as executive vice president and general manager of Cisco’s $34 billion Networking and Security Business. Mr. Goeckeler succeeds Steve Milligan, who previously announced his intended retirement. “David is a transformative leader with an exceptional track record of driving highly profitable, core businesses at scale while innovating successful business strategies that expanded into new markets and generated new revenue sources,” said Matthew Massengill, chairman of the board. “With experience as a software engineer as well as running large semiconductor development projects, his breadth of technology expertise, business acumen and history of building and operating world-class organizations make him the right person to lead Western Digital in a world increasingly driven by applications and data.”

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