Several interesting items from the datacenter segment in the past few days:
Seattle-based Sabey announced another big east coast venture: a gigantic new campus in Ashburn. When complete, the facility will consist of three buildings on 38 acres of land with 70MW of aggregated power. Construction of the first of those buildings will start later this summer, with approximately 140,000 square feet. This comes two weeks after the company's purchase of 375 Pearl in Manhattan for $120M, which will open for tenants in early 2012. I wonder what else is on the menu for Sabey this year.
In Arizona, cloud services provider Virtuon has decided to move into Phoenix NAP. Virtuon is actually uprooting itself from its previous colocation provider, citing network performance and low latency needs that Phoenix NAP is able to satisfy. Phoenix has been an increasingly competitive colocation market in the past few years.
Over in the UK, Telecity Group (LON:TCY, news, filings) also saw some interesting cloud action, adding global cloud infrastructure provider iland to its client list. iland will launch its vCloud virtual data center service offering in Europe from Telecity's Powergate facility in London. Lots of positioning going on in the cloud space right now.
Down in Texas, Data Foundry picked up a new customer in Delta Rigging and Tools. DR&T provides industrial lifting products and services to industries like oil & gas and transportation. They are outsourcing their data center needs to Data Foundry, whose Austin facility acting as the main hub for its entire corporate network. The company has been aggressively marketing Austin as a safe, low risk location, especially for companies based in Houston that need to house their servers elsewhere.