The cloud is extending to the stars. On the DCF Show Podcast, Rich Miller talks with satellite expert Doug Mohney about how Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are using satellites to extend their cloud platforms beyond the atmosphere.
Vantage Data Centers has acquired the hyperscale data center business from Hypertec in Montreal, expanding its footprint in the Quebec market to 81 megawatts of IT capacity across three campuses.
Microsoft is finalizing plans for a data center campus near Atlanta, according to local economic development officials, who this week authorized tax incentives and a $420 million bond resolution to support the project.
365 Data Centers is acquiring Atlantic Metro Communications, which provides network and cloud services to enterprise customers, continuing to build 365’s presence in the data-intensive Northeast corridor.
Vantage Data Centers has raised $1.25 billion in equity funding from its current investors, led by Digital Colony. The funding reinforces the value proposition of building wholesale data center space for hyperscale customers, including the leading players in cloud computing and online commerce.
Targeting a broader set of edge computing use cases, Schneider Electric has launched a new line of micro data centers for more rugged “industrial edge” use cases, along with expanded on-site support services.
Equinix is expanding in Northern Virginia’s Data Center Alley, opening a new campus in Ashburn featuring an innovation lab and new design for a series of four-story data centers.
More than 373 megawatts of new wholesale data center construction is underway across major markets in the United States, according to a newly-published 2021 market outlook from CBRE.
The steady stream of new about the data center industry continues. This week: third-party maintenance specialist Park Place Technologies acquires Curvature, Hivelocity expands its bare metal edge with Vapor IO, and Flexential adds capacity in its Atlanta data center.
Switch is teaming with FedEx and Dell Technologies to create an edge computing network for enterprise customers, deployed Switch modular data centers on FedEx real estate, with Dell providing hardware and managed services.