Time for a quick roundup of news from datacenter/cloud side of things: Colt moves on the Far East, Internap gets certified, Equinix lands another tenant, Interoute goes HD, and Sentinel gets more Carolina fiber.
Pan-European operator Colt launched its cloud services far afield earlier this week. They're now offering enterprise cloud services in the Far Eastern markets of Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore in partnership with KVH. The expansion gives their European customers with interests in Asia a way to get there with continuity. Both KVH and Colt, of course, have Fidelity behind them.
Internap Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings) is looking green these days, achieving LEED Gold certification for its Los Angeles data center. Getting them there were a 47% reduction in energy use, the purchase of 330,000 kWh of renewal energy credits for 100% of its needs, a 41% reduction of potable water usage, re-use of 99% of the exterior structural components during the renovation, and the like.
Equinix won another financial exchange customer, as CNSX Markets has deployed a PoP up in their Toronto IBX. Toronto's star in the financial bandwidth markets has been on the rise for years now, and CNSX is following its own customers up there.
Interoute unveiled an all-in-one HD video conferencing service called SmartPoint, filling out another piece of their cloud-based enterprise portfolio. Priced at 35% of the competition, they're looking to take marketshare in the enterprise market. Two years ago Interoute bought the Nordic videoconferencing player VCG, and this seems to be an outgrowth of that technology.
And Sentinel Data Centers got some new fiber connectivity into that new facility they started building in North Carolina late last year. TW Telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings) is extending its fiber into the Durham NC-1 facility, which will cover some 420,000 square feet when complete.