Data Bytes: Equinix, CyrusOne, EdgeConnex, tw telecom, RCN

April 8th, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick update on other news from the early part of this week that's worth noting.  

Equinix has finished up its latest data center buildout down under. Their $30M phase 3 expansion of the SY3 facility in Sydney is open for business, adding another 1,000 cabinets with a capacity for 3,000 in all. Net Logistics is the anchor tenant for this one.

CyrusOne is just getting started on its new location in Northern Virginia.  They are breaking ground later today at the Loudoun Tech Center in Sterling, which they recently purchased.  The first phase will see a buildout of 124,000 total square feet, of which 60,000 will be raised floor space and 15,000 square feet will be office space.  That's about 30% of the total they expect to eventually build on the site.

EdgeConnex has a new facility out in Utah. Their new Edge Data Center in the Salt Lake City Metro area has been launched, offering distributed colo closer to key broadband provider aggregation points. With similar builds in the works around the country, they're looking to tap into the demand for content housed as close as possible to the consumer.

And Digital Realty has picked tw telecom for connectivity to Amazon's AWS cloud. The network operator's new eLynk Express will be provided to Digital Realty's customers in markets across the 12 states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas and Washington. This particular piece of cloud connectivity is another step forward for tw's nextgen network rollout.

And RCN Business says it has gained its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification.  That will let them take their E-Line, E-LAN and E-Access services to the business and enterprise markets with the MEF's stamp of approval.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Datacenter · Ethernet

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