Several interesting items today from the carrier neutral data centers:
QTS (news) is expanding its relationship with the online freight broker Freightquote.com at its Overland Park facility outside Kansas City. Freightquote's growth and increasing IT needs required it to both renew and upgrade in a multi-year agreement. It may be an old-school type of business, but these days moving freight is definitely dependent on high tech.
Telx Group (news, filings) added another participant at its Cloud Connection Center in Los Angeles, where it recently expanded its square footage by 18%. Black Lotus has moved in to take advantage of the interconnection options in order to strengthen its DDoS protection and mitigation services. Telx recently rebranded and repackaged its full line of interconnection services (including its Ethernet Exchange) under the Connect Portfolio, reflecting how dynamic this space surrently is as the world moves into the cloud.
Over in London, InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) won a new member to its Content Hub community in its City of London facility. Geo Networks, which builds and operates a dark fiber and conduit system across the UK, has expanded its reach within Interxion's footprint to reach more digital media customers. I've always thought they might wind up as an acquisition candidate in the next consolidation phase in Europe, but they've been rather more active over the last few years after Alchemy bought them from Huchison Whampoa.
And IO (news) continued its modular data center offensive, picking up another customer at IO Phoenix. Impulse Advanced Communications, a California-based service provider, will be using their Data Center as a Service offering to expand their capabilities and provide diversity in a region less prone to natural disasters. IO has been making headway selling its modular services both in Arizon and over in New Jersey too.
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