Here's a quick look at some news from the data center space, with Savvis, ViaWest, Global Capacity, and FiberMedia:
Savvis is taking a virtual swing at the Chinese opportunity. Global brands can now use their virtual hosting services to reach into mainland China from the company's data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo. The hassles of actually hosting data in China are formidable (trust me, that's my current location), so this could be attractive to many.
ViaWest maintained its Las Vegas momentum with another contract win. Oklahoma's eLynx Technologies is expanding their colocation space at the company's downtown facility as part of its disaster recovery plans. ViaWest will soon formally open its new Lone Mountain facility in Vegas as well.
Back on the east coast, FiberMedia picked up a new customer in the New York area. B&H Photo has selected their facility as its primary data center. They'll be using it for both their online and bricks and mortar operations, replacing their prior self-built infrastructure.
And Global Capacity won a new partner for its bandwidth infrastructure and procurement offerings. Cerner Partners will be using their capabilities to help power the Cerner Skybox Connect. That sounds a bit like a sports venue but is actually a specialized network offering aimed at the healthcare industry.
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