Three data center expansion projects hit the news yesterday:
Equinix announced another substantial buildout in Switzerland. In Geneva they plan to expand GV2 by another 720 square meters after the first phase they built two years ago sold out. And 6.5km outside Zurich, Equinix plans to build a fifth facility to be named ZH5. ZH5 will provide 420 cabinets within 6,670 square meters of customer floor space. The company is seeing strong demand from the financial vertical in addition to the overall current enterprise theme of moving to the cloud.
Cologix says it is expanding its Dallas Infomart facility. They intend to have an additional 12,000 square feet (300 cabinets) ready for service in Q3, giving them 40,000 square feet in all. Cologix bought this facility and its Meet-Me Room from Navisite prior to their formal launch last fall, and has since added fiber connectivity from FiberLight and Charter.
And Windstream has opened its newest data center in its home turf of Little Rock, Arkansas. The 30,000 square foot facility will join the rest of its Hosted Solutions infrastructure as the company continues to gear up for a major cloud-enabled enterprise push. Windstream is one of several companies in the sector in the midst of a tranformational integration, with PAETEC now under its wing for more than four months.
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