Three interesting items went across the wires in the datacenter sector yesterday:
Colocation's 800lb (and still growing) gorilla, Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) is building another datacenter down under in Sydney. The new facility, named SY3, will add some 1000 cabinets to the company's sellable footprint in its first phase, and some 3000 when complete. SY2 opened a little over a year ago and has apparently been filling up ahead of schedule. SY3 will cost some $65M and is scheduled to open its doors next Spring.
Savvis (news, filings) [a subsidiary of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL, news, filings)] announced the official launch of Savvis Symphony, its flagship cloud services offering. With managed hosting built on top of fully managed enterprise infrastructure, they are offering both public and private clouds. Because it has long focused on the managed hosting business, Savvis's move into the cloud is a strategically necessary step and one they are not shying away from. Also mentioned is support from Innovest Systems, which has been working with the company through the beta period and.
And finally, Terremark (news, filings) [a subsidiary of Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings)] continued its own move on the cloud sector with a contract from Pitney Bowes Business Insight. Pitney Bowes will use Terremark's Enterprise Cloud as the underlying infrastructure for its MapInfo Stratus solution, which is a software-as-a-service application that provides location-based data and services.
For both Terremark and Savvis, I am curious to see the revenue growth rate for their cloud services when Q2 earnings come out. So far the contribution has been small of course, but growing rapidly.