Data Center Links: Fortress, Cavern, Equinix, Egenera

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for June 13th:

Fortress International Wins $16 Million Design-Build Deal – Fortress International Group, Inc. (FIGI), a provider of engineering and construction management services for mission-critical facilities, has been awarded a $16 million design-build contract with a multi-billion dollar, privately held staffing solutions company. “We have performed a variety of work for this customer over the last two years, but this is the first project of such magnitude,” said Thomas Rosato, Fortress’ CEO. “This contract represents the first phase of a multi-stage build for this customer, and we believe that this win positions the company well to secure additional business as they expand the project.” Fortress began engineering work on this Maryland-based project in early May. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2012.

Cavern Technologies Completes KC Data Center Expansion – Cavern Technologies, which operates underground “data bunker” facilities, has completed an expansion of its data center in the Kansas City data area. This phase of the expansion added 16 additional private data suites, with additional expansions to follow. According to Cavern Technologies’ CEO Pete Clune, about 60% of the new data center space is already under contract to new and existing clients, who plan to use it to house their mission-critical computer systems.

Platform Equinix Expands Capacity in Brazil – Colocation provider Equinix.(EQIX) announced that its ALOG Data Centers subsidiary has opened its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Brazil. Located in Tamboré, the new data center (SP2) is ALOG’s second facility in the São Paulo metropolitan area. ALOG also operates a data center in Rio de Janeiro. Today’s opening is the first phase of the build-out of SP2 and provides approximately 400 cabinet equivalents, with the ability to expand by as much as 1,200 cabinet equivalents. ALOG is one of the leading carrier-neutral data center providers in Brazil and serves approximately 1,000 local and international customers. Equinix and Riverwood Capital completed the acquisition of ALOG in April 2011.

Egenera Opens New Headquarters – Egenera, which provides converged infrastructure software for data center management, has relocated its worldwide headquarters to Boxborough, Massachusetts. The company signed a five-year lease for approximately 26,000 square feet of first-class office space at 80 Central Street on the campus of Tech Central at Boxborough. The facility met the company’s growing needs for a larger data center, expanded research & development lab, and additional office space for new employees.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.