WINDOWS SYSTEMS AND NETWORK,DATA STORAGE,WINDOWS SERVER OS
QTS | January 02, 2023
In an industry first, QTS Data Centers, a leading data Center solutions provider, recently announced its commitment to supply residual heat to a large-scale district heating project in partnership. Headquartered in Netherlands, QTS in collaboration with WarmteStad, a sustainable utility company of the municipality of Groningen, will supply the heat out of its Groningen data Center as part of its sustainability initiative.
WarmteStad recently unveiled an innovative heating plant that will utilize 100% residual heat from the QTS Groningen data Center. Heat pumps powered by renewable energy distribute hot water via an existing underground heating network installed in Zernike, Paddepoel, and Selwerd. By 2026, WarmteStad expects to produce sustainable and affordable heat for over 10,000 households, buildings, and knowledge institutions in Groningen's northern districts.
Buildings can operate without a natural gas connection when heated with water, significantly reducing CO2 emissions and supporting Groningen's environmental goal of being completely CO2 neutral by 2035.
QTS has committed to minimizing its data center carbon footprint through innovative solutions including the utilization of renewable energy, reclaimed water, and recycled materials to support both QTS and our customers' sustainability initiatives."
Travis Wright, VP of Energy and Sustainability, QTS.
About QTS Data Centers
QTS Realty Trust, LLC, a Blackstone backed company, is a leading provider of data Center solutions in North America and Europe. With over 9 million square feet of owned mega-scale data Center space, QTS delivers leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities with secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity, and premium customer service.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
NetApp | February 10, 2023
On February 09, 2023, NetApp, a global cloud-led, datacentric software announced the upcoming availability of the NetApp AFF C-Series, a new line of capacity flash storage options that provides low-cost all-flash storage, and NetApp AFF A150 is a new entry-level storage system in the family of all-flash systems of AFF A-Series which is ideal for Mid-size business and Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO).
The new NetApp AFF C-Series has flash performance while being cost-effective and efficient. This signifies that the total cost of ownership (TCO) is lower, and there is less space needed for storage. This family of capacity flash arrays is also available with ONTAP One, an all-in-one license that includes all NetApp software. ONTAP One is one of the most complete software suites on the market. Customers can modernize their data center by choosing the right storage (capacity flash, performance flash, or hybrid) for their VMware, database, and file workloads. This storage runs on NetApp ONTAP, and for a seamless hybrid cloud, the experience is managed centrally by NetApp BlueXP.
Additionally, NetApp announced its new portfolio storage program NetApp Advance, which assures best-in-class delivery for customer ownership experience and on-premises environments for future cost-effectiveness. This further gives customers flexibility and allows them to safeguard their storage investment from the C-Series, AFF A150, FAS systems, or other newly acquired AFFs. Furthermore, NetApp confirms that workload efficiency goals are fulfilled, or NetApp will fix this at no cost to the customer.
The NetApp AFF C-Series, comprised of the AFF C400, AFF C250, and AFF C800, provides guaranteed storage efficiency to improve an organization's storage, seamless scalability on-premises for performance, and best-in-class security with ransomware protection to keep critical data safe, protected, and available.
NetApp Advance is now available, and the NetApp AFF C-Series family and NetApp AFF A150 will be in March 2023. Additionally, in Q4 FY'23, NetApp, and Cisco plan to add these storage options to FlexPod, the best-integrated infrastructure solution on the market.
NetApp is a cloud-led and data-centric software company, it empower organizations to lead with data in the age of fast-tracked digital transformation. The company offers systems, software, and cloud services that help them run their applications well from the data center to the cloud, and if they are moving to the cloud, developing in the cloud, or making their own cloud-like experiences on the premises. In addition, NetApp helps organizations build their data fabric and securely send the correct data, services, and applications anytime, anywhere, to the right people and with solutions that work in many different environments.
CyrusOne | January 24, 2023
CyrusOne, a global leader in constructing and operating data centers, recently announced that it has bought a 57.6-acre extended piece of land in Loudoun County, Virginia. The intersection of the Dulles Greenway toll road and Belmont Ridge Road stands a future home to a cutting-edge data center complex catering to large companies and hyperscale cloud providers.
In the data center industry, CyrusOne is known for coming up with new ideas and promoting sustainability. Global Infrastructure Partners acquired it (GIP), an infrastructure investment firm and KKR, an investment firm, last year. Recently, the Company moved up its goal to become carbon neutral by 2030. Its annual Sustainability Report describes the Company's well-known efforts to be more sustainable. These efforts focus on energy efficiency, water conservation, biodiversity, and circular economy.
CyrusOne has been expanding globally under CEO Eric Schwartz since October 2022.
Eric Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer at CyrusOne, said, "CyrusOne is excited to expand its investment in Loudoun County where we successfully operate 10 data centers at five campus locations in one of the most important digital gateway markets in the United States." He added, "With strong demand in the Northern Virginia market, we are positioned to initiate development consistent with the existing zoning on this new site and deliver world-class digital infrastructure that meet the growing needs of our customers."
(Source- Business Wire)
CyrusOne is a prominent worldwide data center developer and operator that provides cutting-edge digital infrastructure solutions. The Company maintains digital infrastructure for roughly 800 customers, including 200 Fortune 1000 organizations, in over 50 high-performance mission-critical locations worldwide.
CyrusOne's leading worldwide platform of hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud deployments gives customers colocation, hyperscale, and build-to-suit environments to improve strategic data infrastructure linkages and meet sustainability goals. Clients can upgrade, simplify, and quickly adapt to the Company's data centers' world-class flexibility. The Company gives the world's leading organizations long-term stability and strategic advantage at scale by investing in major digital gateway markets, having a worldwide footprint, and having strong financials.