As we head into an earlier-than-usual Easter weekend, here's a quick look at some other news this week from the colo sector from Digital Realty, IO, DuPont Fabros, Interxion, and Telehouse America:
Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) has bought some land up in Canada, paying C$8.65M for a 120,000 square foot property at 371 Gough road in Markham, 17 miles north of Toronto. At the moment, it's warehouse and office space, but of course Digital Realty plans to turn it into a data center capable of supporting 5.4MW of IT load. Toronto has been seeing at least its fair share of colo demand in the current global building boom.
IO followed up its Ohio debut last week with a Data Center as a Service contract from Encore Capital Group back in its home turf. Encore will be leveraging their IO.Anywhere modular offerings in Phoenix in order to scale in the face of rapid growth.
Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT, news, filings) has improved its connectivity to Europe with a little help from the fiber operator Zayo. Zayo is providing fiber between Piscataway and the two cable landing stations of Manasquan and Tuckerton on the Jersey Shore. That adds direct access to TAT-14, Atlantica-1, and Apollo to the capabilities they can offer colo customers.
Over in Europe, InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) posted two interesting contracts. In the financial vertical, ITG has expanded into the company's central London data center. They were already in Interxion's Stockholm facility. And the Dutch managed hosting provider Amsio has picked Interxion to host its private cloud effort to be based on Microsoft Windows Cloud OS. Amsio says they'll be the first in Europe to try making Microsoft's Cloud OS into a commercial product.
And finally, Telehouse America is partnering with Cube Optics to upgrade its New York City connectivity. The fiberoptic components manufacturer is supplying DWDM multiplexers and line protection devices to upgrade its capacity. It's already in place between 60 Hudson and 85 Tenth Ave, and Telehouse plans to deploy across the entire NYIIX network.