Data Center Links: Pulsant Acquires ScoLocate

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Here’s our review of some of this week’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:

Pulsant acquires Scottish Colo provider. UK data center company Pulsant announced it has acquired Scotland colocation provider ScoLocate. Making Pulsant’s 10th data center, the Edinburgh facility features 75,000 square feet of space and is home to over 30 telecommunication carriers. With its own expansion recently north of London Pulsant will have a European data center footprint with 240,000 square feet, over 4,000 racks, and more than 3,00 public and private sector clients. “ScoLocate is a fantastic acquisition for Pulsant – and a great fit in terms of culture, customer-centric approach and facilities,” said Mark Howling, CEO of Pulsant. “Not only does it support our business growth in Scotland, it also adds to our UK data centre presence by adding outstanding network connectivity and additional capacity. At the same time, it provides us with a strong team of like-minded, highly skilled individuals who are experts in supporting data centre services. This moves us further towards our goal of being the data centre services partner of choice for UK businesses.”

CentriLogic expands in Hong Kong. Canadian IT provider CentriLogic announced that it has extended its global expansion program with the development of a new data center in Hong Kong. The Tier III facility  will be used to provide local and international customers with CentriLogic’s full suite of Co-Location, Managed Services, Cloud Computing, and Hybrid Hosting solutions. In addition to offering CentriLogic’s full suite of solutions, the data center will provide customers with N+1 redundancy in all aspects of the infrastructure, high availability, advanced security, and state-of-the-art green technologies with no single points of failure. “Many of our North American and European customers are expanding their global operations into the Asia-Pacific area and will require CentriLogic to continue supporting their worldwide IT infrastructure” commented Robert Offley, CentriLogic’s President & CEO.  “Our investment in Hong Kong will serve as a gateway for direct access to the many growing businesses and opportunities present throughout the rest of Hong Kong, Greater China, and the remaining APAC territories, while also supporting the immediate needs of our existing customer base.”

CoSentry facility earns Energy Star certification.  CoSentry announced that it was recently awarded Energy Star certification for its National Data Center in Papillion, Nebraska. The certification was achieved through design specifications that included 99.9999 percent uptime and efficiency ratings 50 percent greater than traditional data centers. In addition to taking advantage of Midwest three-season free cooling, the facility also employs advanced monitoring of all power and cooling equipment that gives operators a real-time look into the data center efficiencies, and trends are examined on a daily basis to verify that all equipment is performing as efficiently as possible. “Achieving Energy Star certification is incredibly exciting for us” said Scott Capps, the facilities manager for the National Data Center.  “Not only is it an award that that demonstrates our commitment to low cost, low impact energy usage, but it also puts us in an excellent position to continue our LEED certification process.”

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