Time for a Friday look at some of the other news this week, with items from Digital Realty, Interoute, OTEGlobe, and Virtela:
The appetite of the data center REIT Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) seems unquenchable. This week they put more money to work with the purchase of one existing facility and a site for future development. The former is an operating data center in Dallas just 3.5 miles from its big campus in the city, and brings 61,750 square feet to the table for $8.5M. The latter property currently holds three buildings of 227,000 square feet and cost $24M. The first one's 109,000 square feet is now on their buildout list.
Interoute continued to add to its cloud ecosystem with the launch of Endian's unified threat management system on its CloudStore. Endian's offering includes firewall, intrusion detection, antivirus, antispam, and webfilter services to the enterprise market. Interoute's focus on its IaaS and cloud-based services has been helping power their steady growth despite the European economic headwinds.
OTEGLOBE is going 100G with the help of Infinera. They're the latest to sign onto the DTN-X bandwagon, whose 500Gbps superchannels are being put in place on their 8,000km TransBalkan network spanning the region between Greece and Germany. The upgrade takes the Greek-based company's trans-balkan network to above 1Tbps of lit capacity.
The managed network operator Virtela won a four year contract extension with Lam Research. They'll be working with IBM to provide managed WAN/LAN, application acceleration, security, and cloud services to the semiconductor fabrication equipment vendor. Virtela has been rather quiet over the past year.
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