Here's a quick survey of news from the big colo segment, with expansions by Digital Realty and Interxion and customer wins by CyrusOne and Equinix.
A REIT's shopping list doesn't have a bottom. Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) put another $31.9M to work today with the purchase of a six-building portfolio at the MetCenter Business Park in Austin Texas. That's adjacent to the company's existing facility at 7500 Metro Center Drive, five miles southeast of the central business district. Two of the buildings are operating data centers accounting for 100,000 quare feet of net rentable square feet, while the other four consist of flex office space.
InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) really likes Frankfurt I think, because they're building yet another data center there. When complete it will be their eighth in all, giving them the square footage to meet demand. It will be built in four phases of 900 square meters of equipped space each, the first of which is scheduled to go live in the first half of 2014. They've got 6MW of power lined up for the buildout and anticipate spending €30M in capex for the first two phases.
Prelude Services has picked CyrusOne to manage its infrastructure. The IT services provider serves senior living and long-term-care organizations, and along with the rest of the healthcare industry has more and more data to manage and all those HIPAA and related regulations to do it with. They'll be using CyrusOne's 83,000-square-foot Hamilton facility, which is about 30 miles north of Cincinnati.
And Equinix added NextiraOne to its customer rolls over Europe. NextiraOne will be launching its new modular private cloud solution out of Equinix's LD5 in London. From there it will be replicated across other markets across EMEA to reach their enterprise customers.