Time for a quick roundup of news from the data center. Both Telx and CoreSite saw new international network PoPs move into their facilities, Digital Realty made a second Dutch Move, CyrusOne picked up a financial vertical contract, and Savvis launched a new service:
CoreSite (NYSE:COR, news, filings) is helping NTT Communications (NYSE:NTT, news, filings) expand its US network footprint, adding new PoPs in Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia plus expansions in Chicago and Los Angeles. NTT's IP backbone is one of the world's largest, and having direct connectivity to it will benefit the CoreSite Mesh. NTT just took its transpacific cable PC-1 to 100G a week or two ago.
Telx is hosting a new international PoP from Allstream. The Canadian network operator has moved into their Chicago facility at Cermak, giving it a fifth US connection point and a second one in Chicago itself. Allstream is being bought by the Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris's Accelero Capital.
In addition to the new facility outside of Amsterdam they announced this week, Digital Realty has partnered with KPN for a project in Groningen. They've signed a long term, triple net lease with KPN for an existing 7,000 square foot, 3.5MW location where they will develop a new data center.
Salient Partners has picked CyrusOne for a multi-site data center and interconnection solution. The Houston-based asset management and wealth advisory firm is leveraging CyrusOne's space and that new internet exchange they've built for a solution spanning multiple locations.
And CenturyLink's Savvis division has launched a new virtual data center service built off of Cisco hardware and VMWare's software. The solution offers enterprises a path to complex hybrid cloud solutions, and builds on their existing virtual private data center offerings. It's now available in North America, Europe and Asia.