Time for a quick survey of the datacenter space, with quick looks a news from Cologix, ColoAtl, SunGard, and Interxion:
Cologix has partnered up with Appcore. The automated cloud platform will be deployed across Cologix's footprint of 11 data centers across North America. The arrangement allows Cologix to benefit from the uptake of cloud service by enterprises while focusing on its core colo and interconnection, and gives Appstore a market of pre-approved facilities and customers to sell into.
Down in Atlanta, ColoAtl opened the doors on SNAP, the Southeast Network Access Point. It's a neutral internet exchange operated out of their data center at 55 Marrietta in downtown Atlanta. They're especially targeting the budding SDN market, starting with Georgia Tech and other regional research networks that are poineering some of the technologies involved.
Data Center Knowledge has a nice piece about Sungard's role during Sandy last week. Apparently, their Carlstadt facility didn't just stay online during the unfolding disaster, it opened its doors to residents of the hard-hit town of Moonachie. That's the low lying town across from Manhattan that the storm surge hit bigtime after overwhelming a dam on the Hackensack river. More than a hundred people took shelter in the conference rooms and lounges set up for disaster recovery of a different sort.
And this morning the pan-European colocation specialist InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) reported its third quarter earnings. Revenues of €70.4M were up 4% sequentially and above expectations, with adjusted EBITDA following suit up to €28.7. Full year guidance was reaffirmed.