Here's a quick roundup of news from the colo and cloud sector, including items from CoreSite, Interxion, Telx, Savvis, Level 3, and KDDI:
Amazon's cloud just got a major new direct on-ramp in New York City. The data center REIT CoreSite (NYSE:COR, news, filings) announced the availability of AWS Direct Connect at its facility at 32 Ave. of the Americas this week. CoreSite has been providing similar access to Amazon's cloud from its Los Angeles facility since winter.
Also in New York, interconnection specialist Telx Group (news, filings) added another service provider customer at 60 Hudson Street. Everest Broadband Networks, a provider of integrated IT communications, is using the connectivity to expand its reach.
Over in Europe, InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) picked up a new client in the financial vertical. Sinara Consultants has relocated its hosted Market Data Platform as well as many of its development systems and test beds to the company's London campus. Sinara provides market data solutions for the London Metal Exchange and the London Stock Exchange, and hence the City of London facility is an ideal place to work from.
CenturyLink's Savvis unit has integrated security capabilties from Trend Micro into its virtual private data center services. Their new Virtual IPS for VPDC service brings virtual, automated intrusion prevention to hybrid and public cloud deployments. Further integration of Trend Micro's technology into Savvis's offerings is planned. Security is still one of the top worries for those considering migrating to cloud services, so we'll be seeing more and more stories like this across the sector.
Level 3 is building out its network to hook up a new data center for Rio Networks in southern Oregon. Rio Networks, which is owned by the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe, will resell their IP transit and transport services from the Roseburg facility.
And in the Far East, KDDI and TeraRecon have teamed up to launch Japan's first cloud-based medical real-time 3D imaging solution. The use of TeraRecon's imaging delivery solution operated from KDDI's cloud platform across a fast and secure network is precisely the kind of thing the cloud ought to do really well, allowing medical institutions to do what they do best rather than buy and maintain large servers of their own.