The colocation industry has been expanding internationally at a pretty good clip lately. Today there were two such announcements.
Carrier Neutral heavyweight Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) continued its move on the Brazilian marketplace, announcing that its new ALOG subsidiary has opened its third IBX down in Tamboré, which lies in the Sao Paolo metro area. The first phase of the buildout brings 400 cabinet equivalents online, with three times that in the wings. The Brazilian bandwidth and colo market is one of the hottest places to be right now - forget emerging market, I think it's fully emerged now.
On the other side of the globe, Telehouse America is building a big new Cloud Computing Complex in Hong Kong. Telehouse is part of Japanese giant KDDI (TYO:9433, news, filings), which recently bought 50% of HKCOLO.NET, which in turn will be managing Telehouse's new Hong Kong facility. Total space will be 36,000 square meters, or just under 400,000 square feet - which is no small buildout. Just where Telehouse and KDDI intend to go in the cloud computing space with the new facility should be interesting to watch.
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