Some days the news is slim pickings, and other days it just pours. Here is a quick look at several items in the datacenter and cloud space that were of interest:
Back in February when Pacific operator Pacnet (news) announced a plan to turn some of its landing stations into datacenter space, I was somewhat skeptical. Today they unveiled the first such facility in Hong Kong, dubbed a Data Landing Station. As I suspected, we’re not talking about a huge, cavernous building here though, it’s just 3,300 square feet with a power density of 8 KVA. But that space obviously has direct connectivity to EAC-C2C. There are more of these to come, I assume.
US-based Telx Group (news, filings) and European based Interxion have formed a strategic alliance when it comes to the financial vertical, giving each the ability to offer international solutions to their customers. That will help them to compete with the likes of Equinix when it comes to potential deals that require a presence on both sides of the Atlantic ocean. Makes a lot of sense for both companies, IMHO – enough for me perhaps to contemplate a merger of the two somewhere down the line even.
UK colocation provider Telecity Group (LON:TCY, news, filings) announced further expansion plans. In London’s Docklands, they will be adding another 3MW of capacity to their existing campus, to be available in the fourth quarter of next year. And up in Manchester they will build a new facility with 3.5MW of capacity that will be ready in the third quarter of next year. It’s interesting how Telecity defines the size of the expansion in terms of the size of the power fed to the facility rather than the square footage – a sign that power issues are becoming even more dominant in the sector I suppose.
And finally, Navisite (NASDAQ:NAVI, news, filings) [a subsidiary of Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC, news)] enhanced its cloud-based messaging offerings by entering into a reselling partnership with Mimecast. The arrangement will allow them to resell features from Mimecast’s Unified Email Management suite, including email archiving, eDiscovery and policy management.
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