There were several interesting items from the datacenter space yesterday worth a quick look:
CoreSite (NYSE:COR, news, filings) added a key partnership with Amazon yesterday, becoming the second colocation outfit to offer AWS Direct Connect. That lets them offer a 1Gbps or 10Gbps crossconnect from their Los Angeles facilities directly to Amazon’s cloud. Amazon unveiled the service back in August, with Equinix as the first data center partner. Amazon is also expanding the service to additional Equinix facilities in Tokyo and Singapore and according to Data Center Knowledge into Telecity’s Sovereign House in London.
Telx Group (news, filings) yesterday added a new client to its Etherconnect community in its Atlanta C3 Cloud Connection Center. Masergy Communications (news, filings) has signed up in order to access last mile Ethernet providers in the Atlanta metro area. EtherConnect is an evolution of the Ethernet Exchange business that Telx entered last year, integrating it more tightly with its overall interconnection business. That Telx and Masergy are working together will surprise few of course, given that ABRY Partners bought all or part of both companies last year.
And in Virginia, QTS (news) added another cloud provider to its roster at its giant Richmond facility. Managed hosting provider eApps is expanding its presence into QTS Richmond from its usual haunts in QTS Suwanee, north of Atlanta. They’ll be using the additional space to power their private cloud offerings, and expect to continue to expand their footprint throughout 2012. QTS’s Richmond facility was converted from a huge semiconductor plant that it bought back in 2010, covering some 1.3M square feet across two buildings.
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