Time for a Friday look at news from the data center and interconnection segment:
Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT, news, filings) got a fiber connectivity boost at its new ACC6 facility in Ashburn. Zayo yesterday announced the completion of a dark fiber build, finishing up a FiberGate project to bring the DFT location on-net. Zayo bought FiberGate over the summer, which in combination with the AboveNet footprint and other assets has made DC and northern Virginia one of its deepest markets. The have all of DFT’s data centers on-net now.
A little to the south, QTS (news) won an expansion of its relationship with Akshay Software. Akshay’s primary location is in QTS’s Miami facility, but will now also have a presence up in Richmond, Virginia. There they will offer business continuity and disaster recovery in partnership with Financeware.
Telx is expanding out to the Pacific Northwest, announcing plans to open an SEA1 Cloud Connection Center up in Seattle. They’re leasing space in building #4 of Sabey’s Intergate.Seattle-East campus. Having Telx’s interconnection business on-site certainly won’t hurt Sabey’s sales either of course.
HickoryTech’s Enventis (news) [a subsidiary of HickoryTech (NASDAQ:HTCO, news, filings)] division is expanding its presence to the south. They have opened a new data center in Des Moines, Iowa within the Capital Square Building. It’s the fifth data center in their upper Midwestern arsenal. Enventis also formally brought the IdeaOne assets up in Fargo under its brand name, following the $28M deal earlier this year.
And finally, Equinix got a new partner for its Ethernet Exchange over in Europe. VTLWaveNet, which is made up of the remaining fiber assets of Viatel, is connecting its Ethernet backbone at Equinix’s LD4/5 facilities in Slough. We don’t hear much from the Ethernet Exchange market these days, but it’s still out there as part of the overall interconnection marketplace.