I haven’t spent much time lately looking at the data center and cloud marketplace, so let’s take a quick look at some highlights of this weeks news:
Telx Group (news, filings) and CoreLink Data Centers have entered into a strategic alliance under which each will be able to leverage the other’s footprint to augment its own coverage. CoreLink has five locations: Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Seattle. Telx has facilities in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte. The only overlap is in Chicago, the rest is highly complementary – maybe they’ll merge someday.
Terremark (news, filings) [a subsidiary of Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings)] isn’t mentioned much these days outside of the context of its pending purchase by Verizon, but they’re still out there. Yesterday they further enhanced their vCloud Express offerings with better support infrastructure. They also updating pricing for more powerful virtual machines, retroactive to April 1. Their cloud products were the primary driver behind the sale to Verizon, as they had been seeing good success – especially with the Feds.
European provider InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) picked up two more contracts in the financial vertical. They will build a PoP for ICF’s managed trading services in the Frankfurt facility. And in London, Quod Financial will be locating its servers in the company’s City of London data centre. Since going public on the Nasdaq last year, InterXion has been quite visible and seems to be making solid progress.
And finally, what kind of week would it be without a new facility opening from Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings)? The 800lb gorilla of the carrier neutral colo sector opened its fifth IBX in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday. The expansion, whose first phase cost $25M, added 34K square feet and 450 cabinet equivalents. Phase 2 calls for another 23K square feet with another 450 cabinet equivalents.
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