Time for a quick Friday roundup of news from the data center and cloud space:
Verizon picked up an international hospitality customer for its cloud services. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is migrating its IT infrastructure into Verizon's cloud, specifically its website and guest reservations system. The Hong Kong based hotel operator owns and/or operates more than 80 locations totalling some 34,000 rooms, with further expansions on the way.
IO announced several new customers at each of its largest locations for its SDN-driven modular data centers. ANS Distributing and Bristol Global Mobility have moved into IO Phoenix, while Drew Marine and VoiceNEXT have selected IO New Jersey. IO filed with the SEC earlier this fall for a possible IPO.
Internap is making a move on the Big Data market by teaming with Aerospike. The two have announced an integrated solution pairing Internap's 'bare metal' cloud servers with Aerospike's NoSQL database. They have a customer lined up already for the highly optimized service, as eXelate is already using it for digital marketing data.
DuPont Fabros is planning ahead for growth out in Illinois. According to Data Center Knowledge, the data center REIT has purchased 15 acres of land in Elk Grove on which they will be building CH2 now that CH1 is nearly full. The new location? Just across the street of course.
In the UK, TelecityGroup has launched a new 'cloud-neutral' ecosystem called Cloud-IX. They'll be offering direct connectivity from their customers' private/hybrid infrastructure within their data centers to cloud providers like Amazon, iLand CSC, Fujitsu, and Outsourcery through the many carriers in their facilities.
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