A few interesting items already this week in colocation:
AiNET says that it is building a 300,000 square foot data center in the DC area, to be called CyberNAP. But they aren't doing it in Ashburn, rather they are repurposing a former department store over in Maryland. Located in Glen Burnie, it will be nearby Ft. Meade, the NSA, DISA, and other agencies - and will of course be targeting the federal market at least in part. They expect to open the new facility this summer.
Busy with that integration, Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) is also investing in its data center infrastructure. They said today that they are expanding their San Francisco facility, which I assume to be the one at 200 Paul. They're planning to accomodate growth in their enterprise business. The extra space will support high density cabinets and 200 watts per square foot.
And IO picked up a high profile customer at its giant modular New Jersey facility. The Juilliard School apparently has the need for DCaaS services, presumably to house and manage the media of the concerts, auditions, and other material they generate.