Lots of news items to look at for colo and the cloud, here's a quick review:
Masergy has launched a global cloud communications service aimed at helping corporations migrate from the legacy PBX era into unified communications. It's a hybrid solution combining their SIP trunking and hosted UC products. They're moving quickly to take advantage of the Broadcore acquisition.
MegaPath has introduced its business-class secure cloud hosting solutions, powered by VMware's vCloud platform and its national MPLS network infrastructure. Offering cloud hosting is another piece of the company's plan to ride the cloud out of the ashes of the legacy ISP/CLEC model. They'll be continuing to expand their managed services.
Over in London, Interxion added its first Tier 1 transit and Multihomed transit provider at its brand new London data center (LON2). Datahop, part of Six Degrees Group, has expanded its fiber into the facility, giving it PoPs around the key London/Amsterdam/Frankfurt/Paris ring. No doubt more fiber operators have buildouts to LON2 in the works.
Cologix (news) continued to add partners, bringing in Stackpop to their channel partner program. StackPop will represent Cologic's colo and interconnectivity offerings via its infrastructure marketplace. StackPop just got started earlier this year.
QTS is making a move on the healthcare vertical. They're offering free legacy-to-cloud conversion for healthcare software, moving applications into the cloud for a 30 day pilot. The idea is to lure in the software makers that specialize in the healthcare field and show them how easy it is to switch to an SaaS model. Seems like an interesting plan.
And last week, Data Foundry welcomed a new cloud provider to its giant Texas 1 data center. SHI International has begun its Managed Private Cloud platform in the Austin facility, providing IaaS services to the enterprise.
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