It is fitting that along with Telegeography's recent report detailing lower vacancy rates, we have a spate of colocation-related infrastructure expansions hitting the news. Here are a few more today:
Data Foundry is celebrating the opening of its Texas 1 facility in Austin. Featuring 250,000 square feet on a campus set up for additional facilities as well, the site is designed for redundancy, connectedness, and security. They are aiming at the disaster recover market in particular, with Austin's geography and climate helping out.
Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) is building a third data center in the Seattle metro area. The new IBX will be adjacent to their SE2 facility in the Westin Building. They have leased 51,000 square feet from 2020 Fifth Avenue LLC that currently acts as a six story parking garage. Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) and Clise Properties will be doing the redevelopment work, and the price tag overall for Equinix will be about $60M.
Dupont Fabros has added a new fiber operator to its roster of carriers at its Ashburn campus. Sidera Networks has built out its network into the facility, following its earlier buildout to DFT's NJ1 facility.
Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) has streamlined its data center networking solution, better tuning its Storage Area Networking (SAN) offerings to the needs of the enterprise market. They are working with Brocade to provide an end to end solution via multiple SAN protocols. Brocade will act as the consolidator for data center networking customers.