CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Round Up for March 9, 2020: Crown Castle to deploy 10,000 Small Cell Nodes This Year

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 9, 2020:
  • Crown Castle to deploy 10,000 Small Cell Nodes This Year: RCR Wireless is reporting that Crown Castle expects to deploy approximately 10,000 small cell nodes in 2020. This according to remarks by the company’s CEO Jay Brown during a conference call with investors. “The executive also noted that it currently takes between 18 and 36 months to get these small cell nodes on air, chiefly due to negotiations with municipalities and utilities. Brown also highlighted that the company sees growing business opportunities in the 5G field.”
  • Google Cloud Unveils Strategy for Telecommunications Industry, Announces New Solutions, Customers, and Partners: Google Cloud has announced a comprehensive new strategy to help telecommunications companies digitally transform. Google Cloud’s strategy focuses on three key business outcomes for telecommunications companies: monetizing 5G as a business services platform, engaging customers with data-driven experiences, and improving operational efficiency across telecom core systems. Google Cloud is partnering with telecommunications companies to harness 5G as a business services platform. For example, Google Cloud has unveiled its Global Mobile Edge Cloud strategy, which will deliver a portfolio and marketplace of 5G solutions built jointly with telecommunications companies; an open cloud platform for developing these network-centric applications; and a global distributed edge for optimally deploying these solutions.
  • Hydro66 Announces New AI Cloud Customer: Hydro66 Holdings has announced a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) cloud computing customer, offering services from their award-winning Boden data center. Puzl, an Estonia-based AI company brings a new technical and economic proposition to the AI community – container as a service cloud computing at a market beating price. Estonia is rapidly emerging as the AI centre of Europe with strategic government support and funding for numerous public and private sector initiatives. These include prediction modelling for road traffic, job seekers, healthcare needs and many more.
  • BitLaunch Launches 3 Data Centers to Support Fast-Growing Developer Ecosystems: BitLaunch, the anonymous VPS and Bitcoin VPS provider, announced today the launch of 3 new datacenter locations in Los Angeles, US, Amsterdam, NL, and London, UK. BitLaunch has been growing rapidly — with thousands of registered customers globally — by offering straight-forward on-demand cloud computing in exchange for cryptocurrency. By accepting cryptocurrency as payment, BitLaunch allows people worldwide to utilize cloud computing, funded via cryptocurrency, eliminating barriers associated with traditional fiat payment systems. As well as the benefit of enhanced privacy, this facilitates access to best-in-class cloud computing resources to a large number of large developing ecosystems where traditional payment systems do not work. The new data center locations feature fast KVM, SSD-enabled Windows and Linux cloud servers that are billed on-demand on an hourly basis.
  • Insight Partners Completes Acquisition of  Veeam for $5 Billion USD: Veeam Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management, has announced that Insight Partners has completed its acquisition of the company, which was announced on January 9, 2020, at a valuation of approximately $5 billion. Following an investment from Insight Partners at the beginning of 2019, the acquisition of Veeam, the clear market leader with over $1 billion in annual sales and more than 365,000 customers worldwide, will drive accelerated growth in the U.S market. In addition to enabling Veeam to accelerate its Act II, the company will move the company’s headquarters to the U.S. from Switzerland and add strength and experience to its executive team.
     

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