Time for a series of quick-takes on recent news from the colo business:
Toronto is getting yet more attention, this time of the homegrown variety. Cogeco Data Services is opening a new state-of-the-art data centre in the city's business district. The facility is aimed at serving the corporate and enterprise customers there with almost immediately adjacent data services. The Canadian internet infrastructure market has been very active lately.
Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) has made another deal, acquiring a fully leased data center down in Austin, Texas. They have acquired 8025 North Interstate 35, with 62,237 square feet already leased on a long term basis. The $12.5M they paid for the facility includes 11.28 acres of land on which they could build another 135,000 square feet of space down the line.
In Utah, C7 Data Centers (news) continued its string of contract announcements yesterday. They will be providing AlphaGraphics with a full suite of colo services, support, connectivity, cooling, and power out of its Lindon data center. AlphaGraphics creates and managed print and visual communications for businesses, the sort of business that has been evolving into a digitally dependent business for years.
Lightower Fiber Networks (news) is joining the parade up to Mahwah. Today they announced the buildout of their network into a financial exchange data center there, which is almost certainly the NYSE facility that recently opened up to outside carriers. This follows quickly on the heels of their low latency buildout to Piscataway just the other day.
And finally, Savvis (news, filings) [a subsidiary of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL, news, filings)] offered details on this year's scheduled data center expansions. This year they will bring 220,000 square feet of new gross raised floor space online. Santa Clara, Washington, and Dallas are already done, while London LO3, Singapore, and Weehawken will be completed this summer, and London LO6 is scheduled for this fall.
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