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 January 23, 2020:
- STACK INFRASTRUCTURE’s Strategic Growth Continues with New Development in Silicon Valley: STACK INFRASTRUCTURE has announced plans to expand its data center campus in Silicon Valley. STACK has deep roots and a history of market leadership in Silicon Valley, and the project has been named an Economic Development priority by both PG&E and the State of California. STACK’s Silicon Valley development is the fourth expansion project to take place since the Company’s launch in 2019. Capitalizing on the momentum of recent leasing success in Silicon Valley, STACK intends to break ground on a new building within its existing Silicon Valley data center campus. The planned 32MW, 240,000-square-foot data center will be adjacent to STACK’s existing San Jose facility. The new building is expected to be served through PG&E’s Direct Access program, which enables STACK to procure energy from renewable sources on behalf of its clients, effectively reducing their energy costs.
- Aligned Energy Partners with PacketFabric to Expand On-Demand Cloud and Network Connectivity Across Its Data Centers: , a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers, announces a partnership with , the leading Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, to expand connectivity options at its , , , and data centers. Now part of the , PacketFabric will provide Aligned customers with private, direct access to major cloud service providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud; connectivity to 160-plus Points of Presence (PoPs) in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific; and inter-connectivity to internet exchanges, network and XaaS providers.
- T5 Data Centers Announces New Presence in Metro Chicago’s Elk Grove Technology Park: T5 Data Centers, a leading provider of mission-critical development, facilities management and construction services, announced the purchase of a 164,000-square-foot data center shell in the Elk Grove Technology Park. The facility will provide 103,000 square feet of white space and 15.4 critical megawatts of power capacity, purposefully designed to serve enterprise and hyperscale cloud computing customers. Located in the center of a national fiber optic system, Elk Grove Technology Park caters to technology-driven tenants with unique tax exemptions following the state’s recent passing of a $45 Billion USD capital bill providing benefits to data center construction projects. Elk Grove Technology Park, formerly known as Busse Farm, was purchased in early 2018 as part of a $1 billion development project led by Brennan Investment Group. Today, as the nation’s largest industrial park, the Park offers 1.2 million-square-feet of premium leasing and build-to-suit opportunities across 85-contiguous acres in the O’Hare marketplace.
- Flexential Helps Take VeriDaaS to a New Level to Build History’s Most Comprehensive U.S. Geospatial Library: Flexential will partner with geospatial solutions provider VeriDaaS as it builds the richest national geospatial library ever created. The use cases for VeriDaaS are groundbreaking, spanning markets from 5G network optimization to autonomous vehicle navigation assistance. The company’s high-density data is setting new standards in accuracy, enabling rich applications to be built across industries that use geospatial data in innovative ways. VeriDaaS’ High-Definition Geiger-Mode LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology used to examine and measure the surface of the Earth in extraordinarily high detail. VeriDaaS’ acquisition airplane fleet can collect more than 5,000 square kilometers of data daily, at resolutions up to 100 points per square meter, creating a staggering amount of data of up to 100 terabytes per day. Flexential helps solve VeriDaaS’ data challenges by not only storing all of its data in a Flexential colocation facility, but also giving VeriDaaS high-capacity, low-latency network connectivity to easily access and parse out the data so that it can be understood and used.
- Zayo Enables Denver Public Schools to Increase School Bandwidth by 500%: Denver Public Schools in partnership with Zayo Group has completed implementation of a dark fiber private network across its district. The high-capacity fiber network spans more than 600 route miles of fiber, which included more than 50 route miles of new build to reach 132 schools. The dark fiber network provides DPS with increased capacity, improved reliability and a more cost-effective solution. The dark fiber network has increased the capacity for each DPS school location by approximately 500%. The additional bandwidth enables DPS to leverage digital resources in K-12 classrooms, including electronic textbooks, online standardized testing, streaming media, educational resources and cloud-based applications. The increased capacity has also eliminated congestion issues caused by the district’s largest bandwidth requirement and key security initiative, video surveillance. The solution architecture provides DPS with greater reliability. The design includes multiple rings to each of the districts data centers so that impact from fiber cuts and other network interruptions are minimized. This ensures that the network remains up 99.9% of the time.