Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for November 7, 2019:
- Hypertec Secures Two New Facilities in Quebec Region for Wholesale Colocation Services: Hypertec, an end-to-end global provider of wholesale colocation services, technology products and value-added services, announced it has secured two additional properties in Montreal and the Montreal-Quebec City corridor to further expand and support the rapid growth of its wholesale colocation business. This latest expansion advances Hypertec’s strategy by providing the necessary capacity and site diversity to support the growth of its existing customers in the cloud and communication service, media and entertainment and financial services industries as well as providing future customers with greater capacity and access to all four of Hypertec’s highly versatile, application-optimized, data hall build types. The two facilities were strategically chosen for their white space capacity, power availability and fiber diversity as well as their security. The first property, YUL02, is located near the existing Hypertec Montréal West Island campus and the second property, YUL03, is situated in the Montréal-Quebec City corridor. YUL02 and YUL03 will have critical load capacities of 26 MW and 32 MW, respectively, increasing Hypertec’s fully developed critical load capacity to a total of 103 MW for the region of Quebec.
- Rackspace to Acquire Onica, a Cloud-Native Consulting and Managed Services Company: Rackspace has agreed to acquire Onica, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner and AWS Managed Service Provider. This acquisition brings Onica’s innovative professional services capabilities – including strategic advisory, architecture and engineering and application development – to the Rackspace portfolio, complementing its existing managed cloud services capabilities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Onica has rapidly grown to more than 350 highly-skilled consultants across North America. The company holds nine AWS competencies across Data and Analytics, DevOps, Education, Healthcare, Industrial Software, IoT, Microsoft Workloads, Migration and Storage. Onica has been a regular on Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list and ranked fifth on the CRN Fast Growth 150 list. As a cloud-native services company, Onica helps customers build new revenue streams, increase efficiency and deliver incredible experiences by bringing the innovative capabilities of the cloud to some of the most complex technology projects in the world.
- Shell Company for NE Hyperscale Data Center Makes Land Grab: The Lincoln Journal Star is first reporting that Agate, LLC, a shell-company likely serving as a placeholder for Google or a similar tech giant, has purchased a tract of land for more than $18 Million USD outside the capital of Nebraska. This is a major step following the announcement of the data center plans in July, which will eventually amount to over $600 Million USD in investment. “According to real estate transfers dated Oct. 30, Agate paid more than $18.6 million for about 600 acres of land to the north and west of the 56th Street exit on Interstate 80,” writes the Star. “According to a traffic study included with the application, construction could start next year, with the potential for 160 full-time employees to be working there by 2022, 480 by 2025 and 960 by full build-out in 2040. The data center could occupy as much as 2 million square feet, according to application documents. The City Council in September approved an annexation and zoning change to facilitate the development.”
- New Rugged Supercomputing Servers Enable AI, HPC and Sensor Fusion Applications at the Edge: Mercury Systems has unveiled the EnterpriseSeries RES AI rugged rackmount server line, bringing High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities to aerospace, defense and other mission-critical applications at the Edge. Mercury’s rugged HPC servers leverage the latest data center processing and co-processing technologies to accelerate the most demanding workloads. Customer benefits include the ability to scale supercomputing applications from the cloud to the edge with rugged subsystems that adhere to open standards and integrate the latest commercial technologies; maximized throughput through contemporary NVIDIA graphics processing units, Intel server-class processors, field-programmable gate array, accelerators, and high-speed networking; optimized performance for almost any mission-critical platform with multiple form-factors that withstand a broad range of field environments; advanced security options that deliver trusted performance and safeguard critical data; as well as extended system longevity and product lifecycles to support the needs of aerospace, defense and other mission critical operations.
- Apple alum Scott Noteboom Joins Submer Technologies as CTO: Silicon Valley luminary Scott Noteboom, who has spoken at CAPRE’s International Data Center Summit Series in Montréal, joins Submer Technologies as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to help build next generation data infrastructures. Scott Noteboom has been a fixture of leading technology companies for more than twenty years – including serving as Head of Infrastructure Strategy, Design, and Development for Apple and VP of Engineering & Operations at Yahoo!. He will bring his experience to help drive strategic innovation across Submer’s line of immersion cooling systems and autonomous infrastructure platform. Mr. Noteboom started his position on November 1st, 2019, and will operate from San José, California.
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