Lots of fiber and network news this week. We wouldn't want the colo guys to feel ignored, so let's catch up before the long weekend gets rolling:
European carrier-neutral colocation provider InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) has completed its expansion at its DUS1 facility in Dusseldorf, which houses the DE-CIX Düsseldorf and ECIX exchanges amongst a bevvy of major carriers as well. The expansion brings an extra 500 square meters of equipped space but more importantly an upgrade to the available power, which will enable high density configurations as well as further expansions. With its IPO earlier this year, Interxion has moved into part of the gap left by the acquisitions of Switch & Data, Terremark, and Navisite that have left investors with rather few alternative pure plays in the sector after Equinix. Now if only we can get them to build a facility in the US...
Speaking of Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), they had several announcements of note this week. The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange moved into their HK-1 facility, showing the company's continuing strength in the financial vertical. Over in Europe, they announced a 494 square meter expansion of their Zwolle IBX, ZW1. For the geographically declined, Zwolle is in the Netherlands (yes I had to google it too). And back in the US, they announced a contract with Contact Solutions, who will be powering their cloud-based interactive voice response effort out of the company's AT-1 Atlanta facility.
And back over in Europe, Telecity Group (LON:TCY, news, filings) won a deal with Intercity Zakelijk, a telecommunications service provider that caters to the business community in the Netherlands. Intercity Zakelijk is outsourcing its IT infrastructure needs to the independent European datacenter provider. Telecity is busy building a new datacenter in Amsterdam as well, so lots seems to be happening for them in the country.
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