Time to catch up on some bits and pieces from the colocation sector recently:
Terremark (news, filings) [a subsidiary of Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings)] has completed the expansion of its facility in Bogota, a place we don't hear much about when it comes to colocation. The NAP of the Americas-Colombia is now 10,000 square feet -- still the little brother of Terrmark's Latin American colo footprint which has four times that over in Brazil. Nevertheless, Colombia's importance the IT world is growing quickly enough to have at least taught me to stop spelling it with a 'u'.
Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) says that its expansion plans down under will be a giant $A365M boon to the regional economy. The REIT acquired a 30,250 square meter development site in Melbourne back in September, and has already lined up National Australia Bank for 5,000 square meters. They say the buildout, which will be complete in 2013, will provide approximately 220 jobs directly as well as another 450 indirectly.
Arizona-based IO has added another couple of modular wins. Yesterday it was Mytek Network solutions, a provider of IT support services. And last week it was BTI Communications, which focuses on cloud-based managed voice and data. Both are using IO's modular-based DCaaS services in Phoenix to power their growth.
Eucalyptus Systems is opening a new enterprise-class cloud test lab within the Bay area data center campus of CoreSite (NYSE:COR, news, filings). The idea is to give enterprises a place to validate their migration strategies as they move applications to the cloud. The test lab offering will operate on Dell-based infrastructure from Dasher Technologies.
Last week, Utah's C7 Data Centers picked up another important client. Datto, which specializes in backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity for the enterprise sector, has signed on for colo and IT services over a multi-year term.
European carrier neutral colocation provider InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) is finding places to put a few speculative dollars. The company is participating in the Series A funding round for iStreamPlanet being led by Intel Capital. Interxion is already quite familiar with iStreamPlanet, which specializes in digital media workflow solutions and has its European broadcast operations center inside Interxion's London facility. Apparently they like what they see.
And just this morning, QTS (news) announced that it has increased its credit facility by $270M to a total of $440M with another $100M on tap via an accordion feature. They'll be putting the extra resources to work in doing what everyone in the sector is doing: expanding their colocation footprint to meet the rising demand.
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