Here’s a quick review of data center news kicking off the week, with XO at Cobalt, Ciena at NewTelco, more money for Hurricane Electric, and an unlikely source of funds for Online Tech:
Cobalt Data Centers, the new kid on the block in Las Vegas’s colocation market, received a bandwidth boost today. XO Communications says it is building out its fiber network with diverse paths to the new Cheyenne facility that will open this November. They’ll be offering IP and Ethernet network services to customers of the facility, one of the first network operators to commit.
German-based colo provider NewTelco is putting together an Ethernet Exchange offering. With gear from Ciena and some help from the systems integrator Axians, they have gone live with the new platform in Frankfurt with plans to expand to London, Amsterdam, Zurich, Vienna, Stockholm, Kiev, and New York.
Hurricane Electric has brought in $13M in financing from Bank of the West to help fund the expansion of its Fremont 2 facility. They’ll be adding 24,000 square feet pf space and 3 megawatts of power. HE.net operates one of the world’s largest alternative IP backbones, and has been at the forefront of IPv6 development. The new space will give them room for growth during the next phase of adoption.
And Data Center Knowledge has this interesting item today. It seems Michigan-based data center operator Online Tech has found an unconventional source of funding for its expansion. The News-Press & Gazette is investing $20M in the company, which will go toward expanding to four more regional markets. NPG sells newspapers and TV programming, but has been looking for new business opportunities. I guess they found one.
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