Here's a quick rundown of data center news in the past day or two from Internap, IO, FiberMedia, Stackpop, and Global Capacity:
Yesterday Internap Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings) officially opened its Los Angeles data center, located in Redondo Beach. The 55,000 square foot facility is the company's eleventh owned data center, and its colo, cloud, and transit inventory will go toward serving Southern California's media, gaming, tech, and financial verticals.
Phoenix-based IO picked up the industry's first modular data center safety certification by Underwriters Laboratories. The UL 2755 certification covers power distribution, cooling, smoke/fire protection and of course the installation. Modular data centers are going mainstream, so this surely won't be the last we hear on the subject.
FiberMedia (news) unveiled a new bundled service offering called Market Storm, a combination of colo space and cloud solutions tailored for the SMB. It goes hand in hand with the incentive program they announced recently aimed at the channel, which will have this new offering to go to market with as well.
Stackpop and TELEHOUSE America have established a strategic partnership, giving TELEHOUSE America access to Stackpop's infrastructure marketplace as part of their efforts to help their customers grow. Stackpop's B2B approach seems to be gaining traction since its launch earlier this year, with several big partners signing up.
Global Capacity has expanded its One Marketplace Access Exchange into 60 Hudson Street in Manhattan. The new PoP hooks up with Sidera and Telx in particular, and is a response to the rapid growth in quote volume they've been seeing from the New York metro area.