A quick summary of some cloud and data center news from the past week to catch up on:
Colt had two customer announcements this week over in western Europe. In Berlin their data center and metro fiber are supporting the Berlinale film festival for the sixth year running. They have connectivity to some 16 venues, the newest being the restored Zoopalast. And in the Netherlands, the online content provider Sdu Uitgevers has tapped Colt for a disaster recover solution. Don't ask me how to pronounce that one.
Also in Europe but to the south and late last week, Interoute opened a distributed data center in Madrid, Spain. The 4,500 square meter facility is modular with decentralized UPS and 13 independent data centers inside. It will function as part of Interoute's continent-wide unified ICT platform alongside the company's other facilities in Paris, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Geneva, Ghent, Stockholm, Munich and Zurich.
In addition to its expansion into Phoenix this week, Viawest picked up contract in the financial vertical over in Texas. The independent broker-dealer LPL Financial is buying colo services at the company's Richardson, TX facility. Viawest's regional combination of colo and cloud has been doing well with regional enterprises.
KDDI's Telehouse division says it has formed a strategic partnership with NetCom Learning. The two will offer bundled IT training solutions. Telehouse has been working very hard to create a vibrant cloud/IT ecosystem within its data centers, and being able to teach potential customers about the technologies they could migrate to seems like a no-brainer.
And CyrusOne is putting its name out there as a sponsor for Texas sports. They're backing the United States Tennis Association's 2014 Challenger of Dallas event. That's the USTA's first event of the year.