Datacenter Roundup 9/20: Dupont Fabros, Interxion, Primus, Microsoft

September 20th, 2011 by · Leave a Comment

Several interesting items from the data center side of things today:

Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT, news, filings) added another provider out in Santa Clara.  Layer42 Networks, a provider I have not run into before, has extended its fiberoptic network into the facility, delivering ultra low latency connectivity to key peering exchanges and carrier hotels.  Layer42 operates metro rings in the SF Bay area hooking up major data centers in the area, as well as a national backbone.

Over in Europe, InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) has  completed phase 1 of its expansion  in Vienna.  That adds 600 square meters to their footprint in the Austrian capital, and when phase 2 is complete they will have 4,700 square meters in all.  The buildout was announced in May alongside a half dozen other projects around continental Europe, and is costing them €12.

And in Canada, where we don’t see all that much data center news trickle down to the states, the Canadian division of Primus Telecommunications Group (NYSE:PTGI, news, filings) picked up a new financial services client.  Institutional investment manager AIMCo is moving into the company’s downtown Edmonton facility.  They had simply run out of space and power at their old location, and by moving to Primus they will continue to own, manage, and operate it while able to scale up to meet demand.  Actually, I didn’t know Primus had an appreciable data center footprint in Canada, learn something new every day I guess.

And according to Data Center Knowledge, MicroSoft is planning and expansion of its giant, nearly finished $200M facility in West Des Moines, Iowa.  While they aren’t actually saying much publicly, the software giant has gained approval for tax credits that will let it invest another $200M in construction and server hardware, and perhaps 10 additional jobs.

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