Radware Launches New Cloud Security Center in United Arab Emirates

Radware, a provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, announced the launch of a new cloud security center in the United Arab Emirates. Located in Dubai, the facility will reduce latency for in-region traffic and offer customers faster mitigation response times against denial-of-service attacks, web application attacks, malicious bot traffic, and attacks on APIs, […]

Equinix Announces MD6 Hyperscale Data Center in Madrid

Equinix, global data center services and colocation provider, has announced MD6, an upcoming hyperscale data centre in Madrid, Spain. It is the first of two planned XScale facilities on the campus. Madrid is the third-largest city in Europe, after London and Paris, and the largest data center market outside of the FLAPD cities. According to […]

Fatcats, Language And Authenticity; The W.Media Summit And Awards

The Golden Globes. The Pulitzer Prize. The Palme D’Or.  In anthropological terms, awards ceremonies and prizes have always been a societal focus. The fatcat equivalent of a day’s pat on the back from a satisfied employer feeds our wanting for validation, our need for admiration. Award recipients are, by the simple virtue of their selection, […]

Why Philippines’ PAGASA Requires More Funding for Weather Services Centers and a Data Center for Better Forecasting

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), a Philippine national institution dedicated to providing public weather forecasts and advisories, requires more funding for weather services centers and a data center in order to make more accurate forecasts that can help save millions of lives and stop massive damage. Chris Perez, PAGASA senior weather specialist, […]

Evolution Partners with Warburg Pincus to Build Sustainable Data Centers in Southeast Asia

Evolution Data Centres (EDC) has entered into a programmatic joint venture with affiliates of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity giant for the development of sustainable hyper-scale data centers in the fast-growing cloud markets in Southeast Asia. As part of the Venture, the private equity company will be committing capital from its maiden asset-level Asia real […]

Real Estate Firm Metro Edge Secures Land in Chicago for Building 21MW Data Center

Metro Edge Development Partners, a commercial real estate investment firm and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), has signed a 75-year ground lease on a 1.97-acre parcel of land in the Illinois Medical District (IMD) with the exclusive right to develop and run a high-performance data center.
The planning and permitting process for a 21 Megawatt (MW), five-story, 191,000 square foot data center by Metro Edge has started. The IMD, which has the state’s highest concentration of medical facilities, biotech hubs, and tech incubators, is where the greenfield data center will be situated two miles west of the Loop in Chicago.
With over 80,000 daily visitors, including 29,000 employees, the IMD is the second-largest medical area in the country.
According to Craig Huffman, CEO of Metro Edge, when Metro Edge was established, the goal was to construct data centers in neglected metropolitan areas. Traditional institutional owners frequently overlook these infill spaces, but they present a special opportunity to encourage positive change in a neighborhood via careful, integrated development.
The West Side of Chicago’s low-income and medically underserved areas could benefit from a healthcare-anchored data center in the IMD, which would also help many of the IMD’s anchor healthcare institutions improve their outdated data center infrastructure. The Metro Edge site is close to the utilities, fiber, and electricity needed for a top-notch data center, and it has strong access and low latency..
“The Illinois Medical District offers a unique ecosystem of knowledge, collaboration and resources, plus the opportunity to positively impact the surrounding communities on the West and South Side of the city. Together with Metro Edge, we will reshape the technology profile of the district and offer the local community access to connectivity and career opportunities that will make us competitive with other areas of Chicago.” said Allyson Hansen, CEO and Executive Director at the IMD.
Numerous pre-leasing requests are now being handled by Metro Edge from businesses that view the new data center as a chance to be close to organizations that are involved in healthcare, technology, education, and life science inside the IMD and downtown Chicago.