Datacenter Roundup 7/28: Hibernia, Pacnet, Internap, Windstream, Equinix

July 28th, 2011 by · Leave a Comment

The news is thick this week, let's do a quick rundown of some items in the datacenter space both domestically and internationally:

Hibernia Atlantic expanded its network into Northwest England by bringing UK Grid's Manchester One @ Synergy House facility on-net.  I don't know much about UK Grid, I'll have to read up.  Adding the 23,000 square foot facility to their network extends Hibernia's on-shore presence further in the UK market.  Hibernia is of course in the process of building a new lower-latency transatlantic cable, and their terrestrial footprint on both sides of the Atlantic acts as on-ramps for their undersea capacity.

On the other side of the planet, Pacnet is expanding its Data Landing Station footprint to Hong Kong.  The two story facility will be built directly within their EAC-1 cable landing station in Tseung Kwan O, and will have LEED certification.  It will feature 3MW of power and 800 high power density racks, slated for completion by the end of this year.  They're focusing the space on the growing Asian demand for cloud computing and on disaster recovery needs that were recently emphasized by the Japanese earthquake.

Internap is putting in another 31,000 net-sellable square feet of space into their datacenter in Atlanta, boosting it's total capacity to 42,000 square feet in all.  The first phase will add 12,000, and will be ready by the end of the third quarter of 2012.  Internap has spent the last year refocusing its business more on its datacenter offerings and less on IP and CDN services.  That evolution has led to changes in its channel that flared up recently.

Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings)'s Hosted Solutions division is expanding down in Raleigh, where it will grow the facility's usable space by 50% to 32,000 square feet.  That will let them add at least 365 customer cabinets, and the new space will be available by the end of the third quarter.  Windstream's purchase of Hosted Solutions last year was one of the earlier telecom cloud-related M&As, and the company has been actively moving to take advantage of that head start.

Alongside it's fine earnings report yesterday, Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) announced two additional expansion projects.  They intend to spend $34M to build a tenth (yes tenth) IBX facility in the Washington DC area, or Ashburn to be more precise.  The 77,000 square feet will be built out in multiple phases, the first of which will open in early 2012.  Additionally, over in Italy the company announced availability of its business continuity services in Milan, which joins Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Hong Kong, and New York - seems like they will be adding more to that list.

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