Colo Roundup 4/18: Colo Atl, Equinix, Interxion

April 18th, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

Time for some quick takes on recent news from the colocation and interconnection segment:

Atlanta's Colo Atl added two new tenants to its customer roster with a focus on next generation voice services. California-based CLEC O1 Communications and managed cloud communications provider Telesphere have both moved in to take advantage of Colo Atl's infrastructure. Colo Atl was until recently known as JT Communications, and operates a meet-me room in the carrier hotel at 55 Marietta.

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) picked up a Tier 1 international member for its Ethernet Exchange. Deutsche Telekom's International Carrier Sales & Solutions division has signed up, bringing millions of endpoints both in Germany and internationally on-net. News from the Ethernet Exchange business has largely dried up, since bursting onto the scene two years ago. But the sector hasn't vanished, rather it has in most cases evolved - and at Equinix it's become an important piece of the larger Platform Equinix ecosystem.  The addition of larger providers last mile providers like DT are key to having the breadth of connectivity options available to make using the exchange worthwhile.

And also in Germany, InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) says that it has opened its seventh data centre on its campus in the key hub of Frankfurt. The new facility, FRA-7, brings 1,500 square meters of equipped space powered by 2MW of power from renewable sources. Interxion is busy adding space across its footprint, and expects to add 12,000 square meters this year -- a bump of 20% over their total at the end of 2011. This particular buildout was announced six months ago.

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