Tag Archives: data center

Microsoft Adds Arizona, Texas as Azure Government Data Center Regions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 13, 2017 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has expanded the availability of its Azure Government cloud platform to two additional data center regions in Arizona and Texas in efforts to support government customer workloads and data, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Tom Keane, general manager of engineering for Microsoft Azure, wrote in …

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Fulcrum to Support Federal Housing Finance Agency’s IT Operations; Jeff Handy Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 29, 2017 — Fulcrum will provide data center services in support of the Federal Housing Finance Agency‘s information technology operations in California and Virginia under an $11.6 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said it received the contract through the General Services Administration‘s Alliant vehicle. Fulcrum CEO Jeff Handy said …

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CSRA Picks CyrusOne as Data Center Provider to Support Gov’t Customers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 1, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has entered into a partnership with CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE) for the latter to serve as a go-to-market data center provider to support CSRA’s federal government customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. CyrusOne said Wednesday it will provide data center space and power and operate …

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Private Equity Consortium Wraps Up Purchase of CenturyLink’s Data Centers, Colocation Business

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has finalized the sale of its colocation business and 54 data centers to a consortium led by private equity firms Medina Capital and BC Partners. CenturyLink said Tuesday it has secured net pre-tax proceeds valued at approximately $1.86 billion and assumed ownership of 10 percent minority stake in the newly created global security …

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IBM Adds 4 New US Cloud Data Centers in Push for Service Expansion

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has launched four additional cloud data centers with two each in Washington, D.C., and Dallas, Texas, as the company works to expand its global cloud footprint and support demand for cloud infrastructure, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Wednesday the new …

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Virtustream’s Tim Bock: Agencies Should Understand Scale When Moving Apps to Cloud

Tim Bock, Dell public alliance manager at Virtustream, has said government agencies should understand scale and know the differences between a government-purchased and a cloud-native application before moving apps to a cloud environment. Bock wrote that agencies should establish a “cloud strategy that begins with understanding whether it is a consumer …

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QTS’ David McOmber: Hybrid Infrastructure to Support Gov’t Need for Cloud, Accommodate Legacy Apps

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2017 — David McOmber, executive vice president for public sector and federal sales at QTS Realty Trust, has said hybrid cloud platforms work to help government agencies utilize cloud capabilities while still supporting legacy systems that are not compatible with the cloud, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “There are …

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Former Guggenheim Exec Jonathan Schildkraut Named CyrusOne EVP, Chief Strategy Officer

Jonathan Schildkraut, formerly senior managing director for equity research at investment and consulting firm Guggenheim Partners, has joined CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE) as an executive vice president and chief strategy officer at the Dallas-based data center provider. He will report directly to CyrusOne CEO Gary Wojtaszek and oversee the company’s investments, …

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VMware’s Tim Merrigan: Agencies Should Centralize IT Operations to Modernize Service Delivery

Tim Merrigan, vice president of state, local and education at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said government agencies should work to centralize information technology operations in an effort to determine their requirements and change the way they deliver services to citizens. Merrigan wrote that agencies should also acknowledge the role of …

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BC Partners, Medina Capital Seek to Add Analytics, Machine Learning Tools to Cyber JV Via Brainspace Purchase

Private equity firms Medina Capital and BC Partners have agreed to buy Addison, Texas-based machine learning and analytics firm Brainspace for an undisclosed sum in an effort to establish a global cybersecurity joint venture. BC Partners and Medina Capital expect to complete the transaction in the first quarter of 2017, subject …

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