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  • Cologix Backer Stonepeak Gets $350M from Landmark
    by Bloomberg on September 21, 2018 at 1:58 am

    Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners is receiving a $350 million preferred equity investment from Landmark Partners in part to diversify its holdings • The firm currently owns a majority stake in data center company Cologix and a preferred equity stake in an owner of energy pipelines • The capital will give the firm flexibility to make investments beyond the limits set in its current funds, according to a memo seen by Bloomberg […]

  • Connectivity Whiz Lawson-Shanks Leaves EdgeConneX for Aligned
    by Bill Stoller on September 21, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Data center provider Aligned Energy has named Phil Lawson-Shanks its chief development officer • The top connectivity expert joins Aligned after five years at EdgeConneX • Drawn by Aligned unique business model, enabled by its data center design, he appears to have been tapped to boost the company’s connectivity play […]

  • Qualcomm's Bid to Chase Intel in Servers Fell Victim to Broadcom
    by Bloomberg on September 20, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Qualcomm's once promising challenge to Intel in the data center market is all but finished, Bloomberg News reported • The effort's main backer, Paul Jacobs, has been ousted from the company • Various takeover attempts of the data center unit have failed • Almost half of the unit's engineers have gone, some of them now working for competitor Amper […]

  • Stepping Stones to Artificial Intelligence in Banking
    by Industry Perspectives on September 20, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    If AI is a necessity for consumer personalization and legal compliance, why aren’t banks everywhere simply investing and deploying it? […]

  • Why Private Connections Will Soon Carry Most B2B Traffic
    by Industry Perspectives on September 19, 2018 at 3:23 am

    It is immediately incumbent on any company with a digital business, or aspirations toward creating one, to implement an interconnection strategy. […]

  • Flexential's Cloud Chief on the New Face of Colocation
    by Christine Hall on September 18, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Data center technology veteran Jason Carolan shares his perspective on changes in the industry. […]

  • Data Center Networks are Getting Faster and Smarter
    by Yevgeniy Sverdlik on September 18, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    We spent a good part of August exploring two big drivers behind network innovation: speed and automation. Here’s what we learned. […]

  • Oracle Reports Sales That Miss Estimates on Slow Cloud Effort
    by Bloomberg on September 18, 2018 at 1:16 am

    Oracle reported fiscal first quarter sales that fell short of analysts' estimates • Its efforts to make software sold as cloud services central to its business appear to continue stumbling, Bloomberg News reported • Cloud services and license support revenue gained 3.2 percent, but maintenance fees for on-prem software are likely responsible for a large portion of the total • Cloud license and on-premises license sales declined 3 percent to $867 million […]