Time to catch up quickly on the colo and cloud happenings:
NL-ix is moving quickly to expand into a new Amsterdam facility to be built by Telecity Group (LON:TCY, news, filings) in Amsterdam. The internet exchange has signed a contract to increase its capacity both within Telecity's existing data centers and to take space in the new AMS-5 facility, which will be located in Amsterdam Zuidoost.
Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings) has launched the second generation of its cloud platform, built off of familiar names such as VMware, NetApp, and EMC. Windstream bought its way into the space via the Hosted Solutions acquisition, and is rapidly reshaping it to compete with other service providers in attacking the enterprise space.
Savvis (news, filings) [a subsidiary of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL, news, filings)] added another cloud application to its product suite, this time a database platform bringing both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server to the table. Apparently infor has been an early adopter of the service. Databases and clouds seem like an obvious pairing. CenturyLink is also gearing up for the coming cloud wars.
Orange Business Services also added a cloud-based application to its portfolio, unveiling a new secure remote access service called Flexible SSL. The Juniper-powered technology gives business customers secure remote access to corporate resources. That sort of product is a must-have for a company that specializes in hooking up multinationals across 220 countries around the world of course.
Meanwhile, NTT Communications (NYSE:NTT, news, filings) continues to refine its own cloud offerings. NTT America has selected Trend Micro to provide security for enterprise customers using its private cloud - security is definitely a key concept there. And the parent company added Hong Kong to its disaster recovery solution, adding to a dozen other markets around the world already so enabled.
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