Several interesting bits of news from the data center front today worth a quick take:
TELEHOUSE America picked up some more carrier connectivity to its Chelsea facility in New York City. Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT, news, filings) has expanded its international IP network, formerly known as Tinet, into the facility. That will bring the option of both its IP transit and its Ethernet offerings to Telehouse's Chelsea clients. Inteliquent has also lately been ramping up a hosted UC product line.
Phoenix-based IO is partnering with Cox Business to help the International Genomics Consortium improve its network. A Cox Business metro Ethernet pipe will connect IGC's headquarters and IO's Phoenix footprint, powering the organization's disaster recovery and backup capabilities. IGC is collecting tissue data as part of the everlasting battle against cancer.
Down in Texas, Xerox has won the contract to rebuild part of the state's data center infrastructure. The state's Department of Information Resources has awarded them an eight year $848M contract to consolidate 28 current facilities down to just two. Texas's DIR has been awarding infrastructure contracts right and left over the past few quarters, with Level 3 and PAETEC having picked up contracts on the fiber side of things.
And data center advisory firm WiredRE says that it has brokered a big deal in southern California. A large multi-site colocation company will move into a 43,000 square foot facility, which will become a 5MW Tier III facility.
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