Colo Roundup 11/1: IO, Cologix, Opus-3, LINX

November 1st, 2011 by · Leave a Comment

A quick survey of some recent items in the datacenter space:

IO has deployed another of its modular data centers in its giant New Jersey hub, this time for Allianz Global Investors. The module was built in Phoenix and shipped to Edison in just 90 days, giving Allianz the infrastructure it needs while costing far less than it would have to do it themselves. Allianz is clearly the financial customer IO announced over the summer but did not name.

Cologix, the colo and interconnection company which just last month formally opened its doors, has a new tenant in Dallas. Fiber builder and operator FiberLight has moved into their Dallas Infomart at1950 North Stemmons Freeway and is offering is full propduct portfolio out of the Meet-Me-Room there. FiberLight has put a lot into its regional and metro presence in Texas, so opening a PoP at Cologix is a straightforward expansion.

Also in Dallas, the new Opus-3 data center picked up some key connectivity from AboveNet. The national metro operator has connected the downtown facility to its fiber network and opened an IP PoP within it as well.  An interesting note here is that Opus-3 aims to serve the SME space rather than the more typical large enterprise market that most data centers target and that AboveNet tends to favor.  But then again, a datacenter is a datacenter, and some smaller enterprises these days do still drive big bandwdith.

And across the Atlantic, the London Internet Exchange is expanding its investment in the three additional PoPs it built in 2008 at the facilities of Equinix, Interxion, and Telecity. Those sites are now break-even, making way for further investment related to the Juniper-powered next generation architecture that LINX announced two weeks ago.

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