Issue 20, Feb/March
FOCUS NEWS INDUSTRY
IO SETS COMPANY SIGHTS ON IPO
Modular data provider IO, which markets the IO Anywhere product, is planning to fi le for an initial public offering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission within a year, the company’s president, Tony Wanger, said.
“We anticipate a fi ling within the next 12 months,” Wanger said.
The company’s assembly line for data
centers has enabled it to deliver large chunks of data center capacity in a fraction of the time normally taken to build out traditional
Swiss industrial power and automation giant ABB is buying the US electrical-infrastructure player Thomas & Betts for US$3.9bn in cash. The buyer said the deal will make it a major player in the US market for low- voltage products – the world’s largest in the low-voltage space, according to ABB.
AT&T sold a large data center facility in Redmond, Washington, to a real estate investment trust called Griffi n Capital. The acquisition gives Griffi n a large,
fully it will lease occupied property
in one of the country’s primary high-tech
to AT&T under
locations. It said the facility back a
contract. AT&T had invested US$50m into the 156,000 sq ft facility in the last three years.
APPOINTMENTS Intel announced
the a a new data center shuffle appointment of
several C-level executives, including
of head, CIO
Diane Bryant. She replaces Kirk Skaugen as the group’s general manager. Skaugen will move to head the company’s PC business, succeeding VP Mooly Eden, who is moving to Israel to lead the company’s Israeli unit.
bricks-and-mortar mission-critical facilities. “We can knock out 18MW a month,” Wanger said. “We’re
manufacturing some of the
largest data centers in the industry every 90 days. We’re popping them out.”
The company builds the modules at its factory in Phoenix, Arizona, and delivers them to any deployment location. Customers can choose to put their modules at one of IO’s several sites around the world, or at their own location. They have further fl exibility to manage their infrastructure themselves or outsource the management to IO.
Beyond making sure its module production volume keeps up with demand, IO is going to
continue focusing on research and
development in 2012, especially around its IO.OS operating system.
Modular data center maker IO wants to file for an IPO
Dell CIO Adriana Karaboutis appointed
Digital Realty Trust (DRT) signed leases for 446,000 sq ft of space, totalling US$50.9m in rental revenue in Q4 2011. For the 12 months ending 31 December 2011, DRT signed
leases Adriana as its new CIO.
Formerly VP of IT at Dell, she will oversee the company’s IT
organization, including its
global data center infrastructure. Karaboutis takes over from Robin Johnson, who “left Dell to pursue other opportunities”.
In 2011, Google’s total capital investment and IT
in data centers infrastructure was
US$3.44bn. It invested $951m in IT infrastructure, including data centers, servers and networking, in the fourth quarter.
investment was $890m in Q1, $917m in Q2 and $680m in Q3. The company’s cost of revenue – comprised primarily of the cost of data center operations, content
acquisition and other
costs – went up to $1.25bn in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared with $877m in the fourth quarter of 2010. Google reported net income of about US$9.74bn on about $37.9bn in revenue for the full year.
approximately 1.2m sq ft of space, totalling
$131.3m in annualized GAAP rental revenue.
Fourth quarter leases signed for colocation space totalled $2.1m, making a total of $53m.
VMware saw revenues grow 32% in 2011 to US$3.77bn following a range of focused
successful releases on cloud computing
capabilities and increasing uptake of virtualization
in Australia, Japan and China. But CFO Mark Peek said the company is keeping a close eye on the “macroeconomic environment and the volatility we are observing in the world economy
and sovereign nations”.
DuPont Fabros closed 2011 almost 20% up on revenue for the 12 months prior, and tens of megawatts of new capacity around the US. The US real estate investment trust reported full-year earnings of US$0.71 per share for 2011 – up from the $0.51 per
While posting a 7.7% jump in revenue for the fourth
of 2011, Verizon reported a loss in earnings per share (EPS) for the three months. The company reported an EPS loss of $0.71 on $28.4bn in revenue for the quarter. While revenue was up year over year, EPS dropped from a positive of $0.93 Verizon reported in Q4 2010. It attributed the loss to a pension expense.
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Juniper Networks reported unexpected preliminary
for the fourth quarter of 2011. Its revenue,
the results it reported in the fourth quarter of 2010, shrank along with its operating margin. Juniper reported revenue of about US$1.12bn for the quarter, or 6% down year over year. Its net earnings per share (EPS) were $0.18. For the full year, Juniper’s total revenue was about $4.45bn – up 9% from 2010.
share it reported for 2010. Its full- year revenue increased 19% to $287.4m. DuPont attributed the revenue jump to new leases that commenced in 2011.
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