Here's a few quick takes from this week's other news in the colocation and cloud sector:
As the European-style peering exchanges make their move on the Big Apple, Telehouse America offered a reminder that their own NYIIX exchange covers a lot of ground too. In fact, NYIIX is now expanding over to New Jersey with a new node at 156 Halsey in Newark. That will put them in six locations around the metro area.
Internap has won an expanded contract from Rhapsody International. The streaming-music parent of both Rhapsody and Napster signed a multi-year renewal for both colocation and route-optimized IP in Seattle and added managed hosting over in London for better content ingestion.
Equinix says it has established what it calls "Solution Validation Centers" in eight key markets around the world. The idea is to give their customer ecosystem a place for proof-of-concept testing for new application platforms and deployments.
IEX Group has tapped CenturyLink's Savvis division to host its new alternative trading system. They're leveraging low latency connectivity in both NJ2 in Weehawken and CH4 in Chicago to support their trading ecosystem.
Zayo became the latest network operator to announced expanded support for Amazon's AWS Direct Connect cloud services as an APN technology partner. They'll now be putting their fiber to work offering sub-1G connections to each of Amazon's AWS Direct Connect US locations plus the one over at Telecity in London.