TGIF, let's close out the week with a quick look at a few more recent items:
Emphasizing the importance of power availability nowadays, Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) today deeded over a parcel of land in its Santa Clara Datacenter Park to Silicon Valley Power. The utility will build a 65MW general distribution substation, apparently named "Kenneth", on the land, thereby helping to feed its neighboring data center properties. The substation, or should I say 'Kenneth', should come online in early 2011.
Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) detailed its relationship with OnLive, which specializes in on-demand, instant-play gaming. It's not a new contract, but a four year relationship in which OnLive leverages the hyper-connectedness of Equinix's datacenters in order to get its games across the internet as fast as possible. The OnLive Game Services itself opened for business over the summer, and includes a whole lot of games I've never heard of - I must be getting old.
abvt took its network upgrade across the Atlantic, announcing the availability of its expanded Metro Ethernet and dynamic Core Wave services in the London metro market. AboveNet is in the midst of an expansion to several more European cities, but they have always had a major presence in London. Ciena is supplying the gear underlying the upgrade, including its ROADM and 40G/100G Adaptive Optical gear.
And finally, Integra Telecom (news, filings) took the plunge into SIP with a new portfolio of voice and data products called SIP Solutions. The idea is offer flexibility to their business customers, allowing them to get the most out of their connectivity, whether their emphasis is on voice or data. Their SIP foray comes just in time to take on the CenturyLink/Qwest behemoth, which will arrive in a few months.