Lots of colo news this week, here's a roundup of interesting items from Sidera, Digital Realty, Equinix, and QTS.
Sidera Networks deepened its bandwidth partnership with DuPont Fabros Technology this morning. They'll be providing ultra-low latency connectivity between DuPont Fabros's NJ1 facility in Piscataway and the financial exchange at 2905 Diehl Road in Aurora IL. They had already delivered connectivity to ACC6 in Ashburn as well, and have been busy all year hooking up data centers near their fiber. The low latency connectivity to Chicago mentioned here probably derives from their relationship with Spread Networks.
Doing what it does best, Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) bought itself another data center yesterday. The acquisition of three interconnected buildings at 11900 East Cornell Road in Aurora, Colorado brings 286,000 square feet of space to their portfolio. It's 94% leased to two customers.
Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) has formally opened its fifth data center in Shanghai. A few months back Equinix greatly increased its footprint in China via by closint the purchase of Asia Tone for $230.5M. Today's opening of SH5 adds 200 cabinet equivalents, with another 700 in the wings in a total of three phases.
Down in its giant Richmond data center campus, QTS won a contract with Chenega Logistics. Chenega will use the space to offer secure and robust data center and cloud solutions to federal customers. Richmond is ideally placed for such contracts, and has been seeing increased attention from data center and cloud operators.
And finally, CoreSite (NYSE:COR, news, filings) had two news items. First, the company has completed SSAE-16 Type 2 examinations for all of its 14 data centers in North America. And second, Telehouse's NYIIX exchange has officially been activated at CoreSite's 32 Ave of the Americas facility in New York City.