CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Round Up for March 5, 2020: Digital Realty Expands PlatformDIGITAL for Enterprise Customers with New Land Purchase in Frankfurt

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 5, 2020:
  • Digital Realty Expands PlatformDIGITAL for Enterprise Customers with New Land Purchase in Frankfurt, Germany: Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, closed 28 February 2020 on a deal to purchase 1.35 acres of land in Sossenheim, Germany. The proposed expansion in Sossenheim is the result of increasing customer demand in the Frankfurt area and it is expected to open up new digital business opportunities for customers. The campus is purpose-built for enterprises who require PlatformDIGITAL™ solutions ranging from Network Hubs through to Data Hubs. Digital Realty will accelerate plans to develop its latest facility on this new land which is located directly opposite its main campus in Sossenheim. The proposed facility, which will add an additional 6MW of power to Digital Realty’s existing 28MW, will measure up to 87,000 square feet  according to master planning guidelines, and is expected to be open to customers in Q1 2022. The Sossenheim expansion is the latest in a series of European land purchases and data center openings made by Digital Realty, including a land parcel purchased in Paris in July 2019, as well as the opening of the latest facility – Cloud House – in its Digital Docklands campus in London.
  • New Equinix Data Center Opens in Melbourne, Australia: Equinix has announced the opening of its fourth International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Melbourne, Australia. Known as ME2, the new facility supports the growing demand for digital transformation globally, as well as Melbourne’s smart city development and the interconnection needs of local customers, including The Salvation Army. The ME2 IBX is located in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend region, Australia’s largest urban renewal project, which is forecast to be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 80,000 people by 2050.2 Companies operating at the ME2 IBX can leverage the ecosystem of approximately 10,000 businesses currently operating on Platform Equinix globally. The facility is expected to play a key role in supporting Melbourne’s smart city development.
  • Ori Industries partners with EdgeConneX to Extend its Federated Global Cloud Footprint in Europe: EdgeConneX and Ori Industries, the company behind edge cloud platform OGE (Ori Global Edge), are laying the foundations for the rise of a new generation of Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, gaming and other edge-dependent services in Europe. Ori will deploy its global edge platform at three EdgeConneX Edge Data Centers in Amsterdam, Munich and Warsaw. This partnership will help ease many of the common challenges that developers face when trying to access and orchestrate compute, storage and network resources that exist over distributed networks across different providers. Developers will be able to leverage Ori’s infrastructure-agnostic software platform, deployed in EdgeConneX data centers, to place workloads seamlessly along a spectrum that runs from the cloud to the network edge. By partnering with communication service providers (CSPs), enterprises, private and public clouds, and smart cities, Ori is bringing together multiple computing resources into a federated cloud that developers can use to deliver the applications of the future.
  • CyrusOne Brings IBM Public Cloud Connectivity to London I Data Center: CyrusOne has announced the introduction of IBM Cloud Direct Link to its London I data center facility in the U.K., near Slough. This news follows existing deployments in the US and Germany, where customers are already benefiting from dedicated, secure, reliable and low latency network connections to the IBM public cloud, often as part of hybrid strategies integrating seamlessly with their own IT infrastructure. Large enterprises are continuing to adopt an increasingly hybrid cloud approach and are realising the benefit of the right blend of computing services both on-premises and in the cloud. Making progress towards this goal relies on the rapid and reliable deployment of applications across multiple cloud environments. With dedicated connectivity to the IBM public cloud, customers are able to tap into services including AI, big data analytics and blockchain.
  • Microsoft to open new Data Center Region in Spain: Microsoft Corp. and Telefónica today announced plans to further expand their global strategic partnership to accelerate digital transformation for public and private entities of all sizes. Together, the two companies will help their mutual customers leverage the cloud to more quickly, securely and easily innovate and scale their operations to create new business opportunities and improve competitiveness. Microsoft will deliver intelligent Microsoft cloud services – including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform – from new datacenter regions in Spain. Additionally, Telefónica will accelerate its own internal digital transformation by choosing Microsoft as its strategic cloud partner.


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