Here's a quick roundup of some sector news to start the week, three data center items and one CDN expansion from the end of last week that are worth a look.
Xand announced expansion plans for their disaster recovery business in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. They plan to add more than 35,000 square feet to their Marlborough, MA and Hawthorne, NY facilities. Sandy brought home the importance of disaster recovery to businesses across the Northeast in truly brutal fashion, which has led to a surge in demand. Xand says its six facilities housed more than 1,000 customer staff members during the crisis, and the additional space will position them to grow that capacity. The new space will be online later this quarter.
New York City's Datagram won an expanded relationship with Sound Strategies last week. Sound Strategies offers various managed services to the enterprise market, and will be using Datagram's colo and managed server offerings out of Bethel, CT and New York, NY. Datagram's facility at 33 Whitehall took it on the chin when Sandy came ashore, glad to see they've started 2013 on a better note.
Telx says it has made progress on two fronts in its expansion project in Clifton NJ. First, they've now completed the purchase of the property their NJR2 facility at 100 Delawana Avenue operates out of, and will be upgrading the perimeter security and other key features. Meanwhile, their new NJR3 facility on the same campus has achieved Tier III status from the Uptime Institute for its 215K gross square feet. Telx also says it is considering further upgrades, including wireless links to its NYC facilities.
And in the Far East, Pacnet added to its infrastructure on the Chinese mainland. They've now established two new CDN nodes, one in the northern city of Tangshan and one in the southern hub of Guangzhou. That gives them nine altogether, plus the 42 they can reach through federation partners. Pacnet's CDN is one of those built off of EdgeCast's technology.