HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, WINDOWS SYSTEMS AND NETWORK
prnewswire | April 28, 2023
EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure, a wholesale data center developer, owner and operator, announced the expansion of its data center campus in Mesa, AZ, located in the greater Phoenix area. Additionally, EdgeCore announced it has received the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes for Existing Buildings certification for its adoption of sustainable building best practices at the initial data center on the campus.
"Water scarcity is a growing concern in several states, including Arizona. EdgeCore endeavors to make decisions with the good of our environment as well as our customers in mind," said Jason Evans, Vice President Energy and Sustainability, EdgeCore. "As such, we implemented an air-cooled design in our data centers in Mesa, Arizona, that includes an ultra-efficient close-looped chilled water system, which carries a benchmark water usage effectiveness (WUE) rating below .01 L/kWh—a benefit to both the environment and our tenants' total cost of ownership."
At full build-out, EdgeCore's LEED and Energy Star designed campus in greater Phoenix will be capable of supporting a minimum of 200 MW of critical load and will be engineered to meet current and future customer requirements across 1.1+ million square feet of space. Low-cost utility power is already available at the site, as is access to multiple long-haul fiber routes operated by national and regional carriers, all of which enables reliable, low-latency connectivity to key cloud regions.
"We are pleased to see EdgeCore moving forward with the expansion of their air-cooled data center campus in Mesa," said Bill Jabjiniak, Mesa Economic Development Director. "EdgeCore's sustainable approach to providing critical data center service is important to the City of Mesa."
In part due to its sustainable facility design, EdgeCore's data centers in Mesa qualify for two separate tax incentives through the State of Arizona, resulting in 20 years of cost savings for customers. The first incentive includes a 10-year TPT, or sales tax, and use tax exemptions at the state, county and local levels on qualifying data center equipment purchases and labor services. The second 10-year tax incentive is unique to data center operators such as EdgeCore that construct facilities using green building standards.
Administered by the Green Building Initiative (GBI), Green Globes for Existing Buildings is a nationally recognized green rating assessment and certification system that ensures projects meet clearly defined criteria in six assessment areas: ESG Management, Site, Energy, Materials, and Indoor Environmental Quality. In addition to evaluating EdgeCore documentation in each of these performance areas, the Green Globes certification process included an onsite project walkthrough of EdgeCore's PH01 data center to verify implementation.
In November 2022, EdgeCore was acquired by Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, acting on behalf of its clients. Partners Group will invest up to USD $1.2 billion to fund the acquisition and buildout of existing and future data center sites. Today's expansion announcement in the greater Phoenix area is the third of several development projects EdgeCore has planned for 2023, the first of which was announced in January for Silicon Valley, and the second which was announced in March for Northern Virginia.
About EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure
EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure serves the world's largest cloud, internet, and technology companies with both ready-for-occupancy and build-to-suit data center capacity supported by best-in-class service-delivery capabilities. Privately held and supported by committed equity to fund an initial aggregate amount of over USD $4 billion in development, EdgeCore supports customer requirements by proactively investing in land, power, and vertical development in key data center locations, with building designs that meet key performance specifications, safety metrics, and sustainability objectives. EdgeCore has four markets with power and shovel ready campuses, operational data center buildings, and the ability to expand investment into new markets
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
businesswire | May 31, 2023
Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today that it has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) in NOCIX Kansas City. The new PoP is located at 201 East 16th Ave., North Kansas City, MO 64116.
The NOCIX Kansas City data center is just 15 miles from the Kansas City International Airport and is strategically located to serve customers throughout the Midwest. The 50,000 square-foot Tier 1 data center has dedicated power lines direct to NKC substation, a raised floor design with hot/cold aisles, N+1 HVAC and UPS, biometric access controls, and is located on a private, self-healing fiber ring connecting it to downtown. Public peering points include Kansas City Internet eXchange (KCIX), DE-CIX Dallas, and Minneapolis Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE).
Kansas City is a technology hub for the Midwest, with one in every ten workers employed in tech. In 2024 when construction is complete, Kansas City will be the location for the new one million-square-foot, $800 million hyperscale data center for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, which will be supplied 100% with renewable energy.
This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s fifth location in Missouri and twelfth in the West North Central Midwest. It will provide organizations in the region with improved fault tolerance, load balancing, and congestion management in the delivery of next-generation IP connectivity services.
“It’s exciting to build our third PoP in Kansas City to serve the important Midwest market and provide their customers with high-speed global IP Transit,” said Mike Leber, President, Hurricane Electric. “This PoP is another step in our goal to provide connectivity throughout the globe.”
Customers of NOCIX Kansas City and in and around the Midwest now have a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, customers at the facility can exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 30,000 BGP sessions with over 10,000 different networks via more than 280 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.
About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 280 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 10,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa and a ring through Australia and New Zealand. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection.
APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
globenewswire | April 17, 2023
Parsons Corporation announced today that it completed the previously announced acquisition of IPKeys Power Partners, Inc. for $43 million. The strategic acquisition enhances both Parsons’ Federal Solutions and Critical Infrastructure segments, specifically through comprehensive cloud-based cybersecurity, software solutions that operate at the intersection of information and operational technology (IT and OT), and technologies that will help accelerate the global clean energy transition.
Headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, IPKeys Power Partners is a trusted provider of enterprise software platform solutions that is actively delivering cyber and operational security to hundreds of electric, water, and gas utilities across North America. The acquisition brings IPKeys’ established customer base, expanding Parsons’ presence in two rapidly growing end markets: grid modernization and cyber resiliency for critical infrastructure.
The transaction is consistent with Parsons’ strategy of completing accretive acquisitions of companies with revenue growth and adjusted EBITDA margins of 10 percent or greater, while adding critical intellectual property that strengthens the company’s existing portfolio.
Parsons is a leading disruptive technology provider in the national security and global infrastructure markets, with capabilities across cyber and intelligence, space and missile defense, transportation, environmental remediation, urban development, and critical infrastructure protection. Please visit Parsons.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to learn how we’re making an impact.