Saturday, January 23, 2021

Data Center

A data center is a network of (cloud) computing and storage resources enabling the delivery and processing of software applications and data storage. A datacenter consists of a network infrastructure including connectivity to external networks, a storage infrastructure to store applications and data and computing power infrastructure in the form of (virtual) CPU’s and memory. All these components are housed in a single location where hardware equipment is located in racks supported by power supplies. In this category you find our news articles about datacenters.

Bulk Infrastructure Attracts €140M Investment from BentallGreenOak

Nordic data center, fiber network developer and operator, Bulk Infrastructure, has committed NOK 1.5 billion (approximately €140 million) to support the future growth of Bulk Infrastructure’s data center and dark fiber business.

Nortek Data Center Cooling Hosts Job Fair in Oklahoma City

Nortek Data Center Cooling is adding 60, second-shift positions during the first quarter of 2021. To help fill these positions at Nortek Data Center Cooling, a job fair will be held on January 5, 2021.

AI Processor Maker Graphcore raises $222M in Series E Funding Round

Graphcore, maker of an Intelligence Processing Unit which is a new type of microprocessor specifically designed to support artificial intelligence workloads, has raised $222 million in a Series E funding round. Since its founding in 2016, Graphcore has raised over $710 million in funding. The company would be valued at $2.77 billion now.

Telehouse America NYIIX Internet Exchange Exceeds 1 Tbps Peak Traffic

Colocation provider Telehouse’s New York NYIIX International Peering Exchange has achieved a milestone by exceeding 1 tera bits per second (Tbps) in peak traffic. The peak occurred on November 23, 2020.

Connected2Fiber Helps US Signal Plan Midwest Fiber Builds

US Signal, a Midwest data center provider offering connectivity, cloud hosting, colocation, data protection, and disaster recovery services, is leveraging Connected2Fiber’s ‘The Connected World’ platform to strategically grow its 14,500+ mile network throughout the Midwest.

atNorth to Build $72M Climate-Positive Data Center in Stockholm, Sweden

atNorth, previously Advania Data Centers, has commenced construction work on a new $72 million climate-positive data center in Stockholm, Sweden. The complex will have an IT load of 11.2 MW and generate excess heat that Stockholm Exergi will use to heat local homes.

Keppel Launches 2nd Data Center Fund wit $1B Target Fund Size

Building on the “success” of its first data center fund, Keppel Capital Holdings has launched Keppel Data Centre Fund II (KDC Fund II). The new fund is focused on making strategic investments in the fast-growing data center sector in Asia Pacific and Europe.

5 Data Center Industry Predictions for 2021 by Vertiv Experts

Data centers have long been held to high availability standards, but the shift toward utility-like status will be noticeable in 2021. This is among the 5 emerging 2021 data center trends identified by experts from Vertiv (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions.

Synergy Research: 2020 Data Center M&A Deal Value Passes $30B Milestone

This has been a bumper year for data center M&A activity, despite COVID-19 inevitably slowing down some transactions. The value of data center-oriented M&A deals that closed in the first eleven months of 2020 blew past the $30 billion mark, far surpassing the previous annual record set in 2017, according to new data presented by Synergy Research Group.

FirstLight Completes Acquisition of BestWeb

FirstLight, a U.S. provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud computing and unified communications services, has completed its acquisition of BestWeb. This transaction would enhance FirstLight's capabilities in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess in counties and deepen its existing fiber network throughout the lower Hudson Valley.

Vantage on Schedule to Deliver 40MW Hyperscale Data Center in Switzerland

Vantage Data Centers, a global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, has reached a milestone with the completion of a concrete shell. The company is on schedule to deliver its first greenfield European hyperscale data center in 2021, near Zurich in Switzerland.