We haven’t done one of these in a few weeks – We’ve been super busy! 🙂 So for this week, we’re doing a combined roundup for the last 2 weeks. Here is your Headline Roundup for the weeks beginning Nov 27, ending Dec 13.

  • Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT has agreed to pay $94 million to acquire 338,000 square feet of space at 180 Peachtree in downtown Atlanta, including a major data center operated by colocation provider Equinix – more
  • The deal talk this weekend focused on content delivery network Cotendo, which was rumored to be in talks with sector leader Akamai Technologies about an acquisition that could value Cotendo at $300 million or more – more
  • Telehouse announced that it’s London Docklands data centre site, which houses the IT infrastructure of almost 500 major international organisations, now purchases 100 per cent renewable energy from SmartestEnergymore
  • Puppet Labs, provider of IT automation software, announced a $8.5 million round of Series C funding from Cisco, VMware and Google Venturesmore
  • T5 Data Centers announced plans for a new wholesale data center in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas – more
  • Global Switch announced that it has launched a major extension to its Paris data centre campus. The expansion, to be called Paris West, is 17,200 square meters and is adjacent to the existing Paris East – more
  • SOASTA and AppDynamics announced the integration of the AppDynamics real-time application monitoring solution with the SOASTA CloudTest Platform. The solution lets users quickly set up and run full-scale performance tests of production systems using SOASTA with Java and .NET performance analytics collected through AppDynamics – more
  • Terremark said it has completed an expansion of its Network Access Point (NAP) West data center, which now features 100,000 square feet of raised floor space – more
  • Photobucket is shifting much of its infrastructure to a modular data center deployment at IO Phoenix – more
  • ABB launched a new management suite for the data center that covers software, hardware and services using the access capabilities of ABB’s System 800xA platform as its foundation, which allows it to Decathlon to harmonize a number of IT disciplines to make data centers more reliable, and provide a single view of IT, facilities and energy management across the data center – more
  • Concurrent Thinking unveiled its new DCIM products, concurrentCOMMAND and concurrentCONTROL, providing capabilities for monitoring and managing power at the distribution board, PDU and server level (including power capping); support for environmental sensors; out-of-band server health monitoring; and even OS deployment and performance monitoring – more
  • Switch plans to build a new data center campus in northern Las Vegas, which will add more than 300,000 square feet of mission-critical space for customers seeking redundant IT infrastructure – more
  • Peak 10 has announced the groundbreaking on a new 11,000 square-foot data center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the company’s second data center in the city and 22nd in the US – more
  • Data center analytics specialist Sentilla Corporation announced the release of Sentilla 4.0 software for data center infrastructure management (DCIM) – more
  • IO is getting into the software business. Today the Phoenix-based colocation provider said that it is offering IO OS, its “data center operating system,” as a stand-alone software product – more
  • Telx today announced a major expansion in Silicon Valley, where the company has leased 32,000 square feet of in a new data center being built by Vantage Data Centers in Santa Clara, CA – more
  • HP and Alcatel-Lucent announced a jointly developed solution to help organizations move, store and access vast amounts of information by integrating data center infrastructure technology and high-performance communications networks – more
  • Sabey Data Centers has completed the first facility on its Quincy, Washington campus – more
  • Amazon adds locations for CloudFront and ElastiCache – more
  • Dell announced development of a cloud-based master data management (MDM) solution, which will offer improved capabilities to simplify data management within cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) application integration for medium and large enterprises – more
  • Private equity firm ABRY Partners continues to invest in the data center sector, acquiring a stake in e-Shelter, a European data center developer – more
  • Platform Computing, the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, today launched Platform ISF 3.0, the latest release of its award-winning software for building private and hybrid clouds – more
  • Cisco has introduced CloudVerse, a framework that combines foundational elements needed to enable organizations to build, manage and connect public, private and hybrid clouds – more
  • DatacenterDynamics and Power Management Concepts have joined together in the creation of DCProfessional Development (DCPro), a new company launched to provide experiential online and classroom learning modules – more
  • Emerson Network Power has introduced the Avocent Universal Management Gateway, a hardware appliance that marks a key step forward in the company’s roll-out of its Trellis platform for data center infrastructure management – more
  • CyrusOne, the data center business of Cincinnati Bell, is preparing for a new round of growth, including ambitious data center projects in Dallas and Phoenix – more
  • Google said that it is spending $300 million on a data center in Hong Kong. This will be Google’s first company-built data center in the Asia-Pacific region – more
  • The team of Winterstreet Architects & AHA Consulting Engineers has won a competition to design Phase II of a major eBay data center near Salt Lake City, Utah, beating out 20 other design teams that submitted plans – more
  • The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in Austin announced that it is expanding its current high performance computing data center to house the new Stampede supercomputer – more
  • A new blade server chassis featuring technology from Clustered Systems is promising to cool computing loads of up to 100 kilowatts in a single cabinet – more
  • Australian data center service provider Red Cloud has signed a multi-module contract with IO, and will deploy 4.5 megawatts of IT capacity in new modular facilities in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth – more
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