BCS Announces Data Center Operations Master Service Agreement with Landmark Dividend

Business Wire | March 03, 2020

BCS, the nation’s only independent, single-source data center operations provider, today announced signing a master service agreement to operate and manage critical infrastructure for Landmark Dividend LLC, a California-based high-growth real estate and infrastructure acquisition and development company. The agreement capitalizes on industry trends of outsourcing data center ownership to achieve greater operations and management efficiency. Dallas-based BCS is designated as Landmark's partner to perform data center operations and management for Landmark-owned critical infrastructure worldwide. Currently BCS operates and manages three Landmark data center facilities. BCS provides data center facility management, IT services and physical security using a single, fully integrated, self-performance model. BCS employees perform a minimum of 80% of all services, in contrast with industry common practice of contracting with multiple vendors and subcontractors.

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OTAVA Doubles Capacity in Indianapolis Data Center

Otava | November 29, 2022

OTAVA® a global leader in custom and compliant multi-cloud solutions, today announced it has doubled its Indianapolis data center capacity and is now expanding to include advanced interconnection services, including Internet Exchange access, to meet growing demand for colocation and hosting services. "Since the pandemic we continue to see an increasing flow of businesses downsizing and eliminating office space and moving their IT infrastructure to secure and compliant off-site hosting facilities. "We are thrilled to be able to expand our space and welcome new customers to our state-of-the-art data center in Indianapolis. Our fully compliant facility features a diverse power supply and a growing list of fiber interconnection partners. Our customers can count on us for reliable, secure, and compliant service." TJ Houske, SVP of Technology, Operations and Engineering, OTAVA Located in downtown Indianapolis since 2014, OTAVA's data center is strategically located to support companies in the metropolitan area, across the region, and throughout the world. The carrier neutral facility is geographically separated from the company's three other locations to create redundancies that are ideal for data protection and production solutions. It provides secure, compliant, scalable enterprise-class cloud computing, colocation, offsite backup, and disaster recovery solutions. With the expansion, OTAVA has built out an additional 4,000 feet of raised floor space to meet rising demand. "The larger footprint creates greater capacity for area businesses across all industries looking to move their workloads off-site and accelerate their digital transformation journeys. We've also added new upgrades to our Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) including moving to sustainable lithium ion batteries which create a greener footprint. We are thrilled to be able to serve more customers in Indianapolis and we plan to make even more space available in the future," concluded Houske. All OTAVA data centers are independently certified compliant with industry standards including SOC (SSAE 16/SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3), HIPAA, PCI DSS, ISO 27001. About Otava OTAVA® is a global, recognized leader in delivering secure multi-cloud solutions with a personal touch. Its extensive portfolio is powered by world-class technology partners, backed with expert intelligence, and tailored to help businesses and service providers achieve their individual goals while protecting mission-critical data. With its flexible solutions, fortified security, colocation offerings, and professional services, OTAVA empowers its clients with everything they need to thrive in the cloud and stay focused on what they do best.

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Flux Partners with Davidson Consulting for Blockchain-as-a-Service Meetup in Lille, France

Flux | September 12, 2022

Flux, the frontrunner in building decentralized infrastructure to power Web3, today announced its participation with Davidson Consulting for a premiere "Blockchain-as-a-Service Meetup" (BaaS) in Lille, France on Sept. 22. The event will feature Flux Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Daniel Keller, who will speak on the company's efforts in providing the world enterprise-grade decentralized infrastructure and how organizations can utilize the rapidly evolving technology for an ultimate advantage. The professional industry meetup will bring together developers and businesses to network and explore joint opportunities in blockchain and Web3. French businesses will learn from four innovators, including Keller, who will be introducing the possibilities of blockchain and Web3 technology in networks, digital transformation, and industry 4.0. "The best-kept secret of Web3 is the infrastructure behind it, particularly decentralized infrastructure, which is able to scale at a rapid pace, innovating and building value for future generations," said Keller, a 25-year technology veteran and Web3 expert. "As the Web3 landscape evolves and broadens in scope, Flux invites anyone to partner with us to deploy and develop on our platform and experience the tremendous, limitless business outcomes as a result." Also speaking at the event is Sylvain Lavazais and Alexis Vanpeperstraete from Davidson Consulting and French Youtuber Kevin alias Monsieur TK. French businesses such as Auchan, Axa, Boulanger, Oney, Decathlon, Axione, Agapes Restauration, SNCF CONNECT & TECH and more will attend the meetup and can leverage the expertise presented on how to bring massive potential to their organizations. Blockchain technology has been a hotspot of innovation since 2009 and has grown from "digital money" to a vast ecosystem of services and tools with a wide range of use cases. Now, as a central component of the fourth industrial revolution, it can tie into the Internet of Things (IOT) and enable machine economies. Flux has an end goal of providing an AWS-like environment where anyone is able to deploy their application on the network with a few clicks. The company has partnered with Lumen Technologies in creating its hybrid Web2/Web3 platform to further enable the adoption of decentralized infrastructure. Flux is also a member of the Nvidia Inception program to integrate AI-enabled hardware in its network. Further, so solve environmental issues of blockchain mining, the company is working with the Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences in Geneva to develop a "proof of useful work" protocol. Ultimately this will secure blockchain mining networks while solving problems such as rendering, machine learning, deep fake detection and other computational lifting. "France is rapidly becoming a new epicenter for technology innovation and we are pleased to partner with Flux, in featuring Daniel Keller, to guide some of our nation's most successful businesses looking to flourish in the Web3 space," said Sylvain Lavazais of Davidson Consulting. About Davidson Founded in 2005, Davidson Consulting specializes in management consulting and technology expertise, taking an action-oriented approach which elevates strategy to reach higher levels of performance. With a rich network of entities spread over the French territory, Davidson is also expanding abroad in Switzerland, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, Spain and Germany. Davidson's approach is focused on listening to more than 2,000 employees and 300 customers, wellbeing at work, the excellence of our operations and the development of our team's vast creativity. About Flux The Flux Ecosystem is a suite of decentralized computing services and blockchain-as-a-service solutions which offer an interoperable, decentralized, AWS-like development environment. Flux utilizes a native POW (Proof-of-Work) coin to power this ecosystem, providing incentive for hardware hosters, governance on-chain, and bad actor mitigation via staking requirements for running hardware. The Flux operating system runs on top of Linux to provide the network with verified and benchmarked high-availability compute power and utilizes the blockchain to ensure transparency in governance operations. Flux node operators can choose from three tiers of hardware requirements to stand up after providing the necessary Flux capital soft-locked in their wallet. This allows anyone to be rewarded for providing hardware to the network, from anywhere in the world.

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DRFortress Announces Major Data Center Expansion to Meet Accelerated Demand for IT Services

DRFortress | October 18, 2022

DRFortress, the largest carrier-neutral data center and cloud marketplace operating in Hawaii, announced today that it has commenced construction for further expansion to its data center campus in Honolulu, helping to support the region's evolving technology needs. The new development will add 200 cabinets for a total of 800 cabinets available to lease and a space of nearly 65,000 square feet. As Hawaii's digital hub and largest business network, the expansion will also provide new features to support the company's growing number of enterprise customers. This includes a customer training and conference room that can accommodate up to 40 people, two multi-purpose customer kiosks, and a coffee bar and snack area with available workstations. The spaces were built specifically for customers to host events or group trainings as well as serve as a secure business continuity office space in the case of an unexpected disaster. "Our customers and the Hawaiian business community are always at the center of every decision we make, and this fourth facility expansion is no different," said Rosa White, Co-President and Founder of DRFortress. "These new additions to our campus enable our customers to continue operating at the highest levels while we simultaneously provide our comprehensive, state-of-the-art colocation and cloud solutions. For the last 16 years, we have invested in our flagship data center and seen exponential growth – we're excited to see what the future holds." Since 2006, the DRFortress data center has completed three expansions and grown its customer base, space and power capacity almost tenfold. Backed by a team with 100+ cumulative years of industry expertise, the Honolulu-based facility is the largest data center and cloud marketplace in Hawaii and is one of the most respected data center infrastructures in the U.S. DRFortress offers an unmatched footprint, service portfolio, experience, and skillset to deliver connectivity, cloud, CDN, and business continuity to Hawaiian businesses. About DRFortress DRFortress is Hawaii's largest carrier-neutral data center and cloud computing services provider operating in Hawaii since 2006. Based in Honolulu, the DRFortress world-class data center facility is currently a 55,000+ square foot facility with 600 racks available for colocation. As Hawaii's Digital Hub and largest business network, DRFortress houses the densest concentration of IP carriers and networks in Hawaii. In addition to hosting the largest commercial Internet Exchange in the state, DRFortress also offers Cloud Connect services with dedicated private connections to the leading global public clouds.

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Inspur Information Propels Data Center Sustainability with Open Compute Technology Innovation and Industry Collaboration at 2022 OCP Global Summit

Inspur Information | October 20, 2022

Inspur Information, a leading IT infrastructure solutions provider, announced today it is showcasing four recently Open Compute Project (OCP) certified systems at the 2022 OCP Global Summit being held October 18-20, 2022 in San Jose, CA. The OCP Inspired™ products include three General-Purpose (GP) Enterprise servers, namely the Inspur NF5180M6, NF5280A6, and NF5280R6, and one high-density cloud-optimized system called Inspur NF8260M6. Inspur continues to promote the data center sustainability, accelerating the adoption of open computing from computing to storage. NF5180M6 is powered by 3rd generation Intel® Xeon®, a mainstream 1U 2-socket platform providing performance, flexibility and reliability for not only cloud Tier 1 service providers but also enterprise customers. NF5280A6 is a high-end dual-socket server that uses the 3rd Gen AMD® EPYC™ Processors, fulfilling a variety of complicated workloads such as data analysis and processing, cloud, and high-performance computing. NF5280R6 is a high-end dual-socket server featuring the Ampere® Altra® and Ampere® Altra® Max processors, addressing multiple workloads such as cloud container deployment, Android cloud games, and big data. Contributing GP-Enterprise servers across all three different platforms will help accelerate adoption of the open compute technologies by our customers. Open compute is breaking boundaries in data center innovation and enabling the convergence of more technologies with its unique technical edge, subtle design thinking, and ecosystem collaboration. Global collaboration and co-innovation revolving around open compute will drive further data center advancement while addressing worldwide issues such as carbon emissions. With the growing concern over data center sustainability, such as utilizing renewable energy, recycling, thermal reuse, and the use of liquid-cooling technologies to reduce water consumption, creating a greener carbon footprint is one of OCP's and Inspur’s top priorities. Inspur Information is taking an active part in green technology. Inspur Information has put forward the company-level strategy of "All in Liquid Cooling" and releases its full-stack liquid-cooled products, with cold plate liquid-cooling technology being available in all of its products including general-purpose servers, high-density servers, rack servers, and AI servers. In addition, Inspur Information builds the largest liquid-cooled data center production and R&D base in Asia to march towards being carbon neutral. “Soaring temperatures and energy prices are leading data centers to adopt liquid cooling technology to cut carbon emissions, reduce electricity usage and improve efficiencies. “Inspur’s open development and green technology innovations demonstrate our commitment to enabling data center sustainability.” Alan Chang, Vice President of Technical Operations for Inspur Information During the 2022 OCP Global Summit, Inspur Information is also announcing and demonstrating partnerships and collaborations with key industry leaders. The collaboration between Ampere and Inspur is driving the transition to Cloud Native with optimized designs that deliver leadership performance, scalability, and power-efficiency. We will showcase the Inspur NF5280R6 platform based on Ampere® Altra® and Ampere® Altra® Max processors at the OCP Summit. This platform is now broadly available and is in volume production at multiple customers. Inspur is a lead engineering partner for Ampere’s next-generation customer-reference platform, Mt. Mitchell. Ampere has contributed the Mt. Mitchell motherboard specification to OCP to accelerate the ecosystem adoption of Cloud Native Processors and platform hardware. In collaboration with Habana, an Intel company, Inspur is developing AI servers based on open computing specifications that can integrate Habana® Gaudi2 deep learning processors. The Gaudi2 HL-225H mezzanine card is utilized in Inspur’s next-gen OAM platform to accelerate AI development on open architecture and supports a variety of AI computer vision and natural language processing workloads. Since the announcement of Poseidon V2 E3.x reference system in last year’s 2021 San Jose OCP Global Summit, the joint team has made great progress and in this year’s Summit you will witness a demo of this system that is close to PVT production ready and with the most up to date Gen5 NVMe performance under stress. Poseidon V2 E3.x is a joint open storage solution which adopted composable architecture to maximize the benefits of EDSFF E3.x form factor, accommodating not only the PCIe Gen5 SSDs but also various devices like AI/ML accelerators or CXL Memory Expanders. Data center users can configure the system according to applications needs. Inspur Information actively participates in the establishment of AI, edge and other standards specification. Examples are participating in the improvement of the DC-SCM2.0 specifications for the OCP Hardware Management Module project, and taking leadership role in OAM UBB specifications, Scorpion standards, edge OITT specifications, etc. Additionally, Inspur Information promotes the productization of technological standards and has contributed, among the first vendors, a number of products to the community, such as OAI AI system, OTII edge server, and a rack scale system meeting three major open organization standards (OCP, ODCC, Open19). Open compute has been accelerating to expand from the Internet to other industries, such as telecommunications, finance, gaming, healthcare, auto manufacturing, etc. Omdia predicts that the market share of non-Internet industries in open compute will grow from 10.5% in 2020 to 21.9% in 2025. About Inspur Information Inspur Information is a leading provider of data center infrastructure, cloud computing, and AI solutions. It is the world’s 2nd largest server manufacturer. Through engineering and innovation, Inspur Information delivers cutting-edge computing hardware design and extensive product offerings to address important technology sectors such as open computing, cloud data center, AI, and deep learning. Performance-optimized and purpose-built, our world-class solutions empower customers to tackle specific workloads and real-world challenges.

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