Here’s a nice long list of quick-takes from the colocation sector from this week:
Sabey picked up a major bandwidth provider at its new Intergate.Manhattan facility. Level 3 has agreed to establish two network points of entry, building on an existing relationship between the two at and between other Sabey facilities and bringing its leading IP backbone to bear. Sabey’s Manhattan facility at 375 Pearl just went online earlier this year.
Las Vegas’s colo and connectivity specialist Switch Supernap has partnered with GTT for global Ethernet connectivity. GTT’s global Ethernet footprint comes largely from its acquisition of Inteliquent’s data network earlier this year and the Ethercloud platform it had put together.
Equinix made some inroads into Mainland China’s content market via a deal with Tencent. Tencent has deployed gear in their Hong Kong facility with plans for expansion into others around the world. Tencent operates QQ and WeChat, amongst other things, which are OTT messaging/chat platforms which we may not hear about much in the US but which have the massive subscriber numbers only China can produce.
Interxion has decided six data centers is still not enough for Amsterdam, so it is going to build a seventh. AMS 7 will be on its Schiphol Rijk campus and will be built in six phases, the first four of which will cost €80 million and add a total of 4600 square meters of equipped space and 8.2MW of power over the next five or six quarters. When all six phases are complete it will be 7,300 square meters and 13MW of power.
QTS says it has won an expanded custom data center relationship at its Atlanta facility with a large internet-based company. The new agreement will add 25,000 square feet of space and 5MW of power, the latter being a 25% boost. QTS isn’t saying who this customer is, however, except that it is California-based and rapidly growing — which obviously doesn’t help much.
CoreSite picked up a global CDN provider as a customer across multiple locations. EdgeCast is deploying its services at their facilities in both Reston and in One Wilshire in Los Angeles, adding depth to its US footprint. Of course, EdgeCast’s pending acquisition by Verizon was the news that opened this week with a bang.