Colo Roundup 10/17: LINX, Windstream, Digital Realty, IO, Voxel

October 18th, 2011 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick rundown of several interesting datacenter and colo items already out this week:

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is building a new Juniper-powered network as part of a plan to manage 'exploding traffic levels' - they're handing peak levels of 1.25Tbps nowadays. Phase 1 will be based on Junper's MX Series routers. Phase 2 will be deployed in 1H 2012, and will include Junper's PTX Series switches. The new network will cover 10 PoPs across the London metro area, and will allow them to offer new products like VLAN tagging and 100G ports.

Windstream's Hosted Solutions division is opening the Raleigh expansion it has been working on since summer, bringing in some star power to help with women's soccer star Amy Wambach attending. I hope she doesn't see the PR title first though, "Windstream Hosted Solutions expands Raleigh data center with U.S. women’s soccer star Abby Wambach," which sounds a bit like she's holding up a key support beam someplace.  The division will add some new assets when the PAETEC deal closes, as PAETEC had been investing aggressively in its cloud and datacenter infrastructure as well.

In Oregon, NetApp has tapped Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) to expand its colo footprint. They two signed a long term, build-to-suit agreement in the third quarter for a custom data center in Hillsboro. Digital Realty has acquired a 5.1 acre site, and will build the 55,000 square foot, 4.5MW facility. The anticipated completion date will be in August 2012.

Down in Arizona, IO has been awarded a contract with TB Consulting. They will be providing their Data Center as a Service offering to the technology solutions provider at the giant IO Phoenix facility via a dedicated module.  The module model does seem to be gaining traction.

And Voxel dot Net has expanded its footprint to include TELEHOUSE's new Chelsea facility in Manhattan. The cloud and managed hosting provider is providing transit, CDN and transport out of the facility now, much as it does at TELEHOUSE's other NYC locations. The Chelsea facility has seen a steady parade of new tenant announcement since opening earlier this year.

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