Data Bytes: Tata, Pacnet, CyrusOne, EvoSwitch, Windstream

April 21st, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

Welcome back, at least for those who were off for a long Easter weekend.  While the world gets going again, here’s a quick look back at some of the data center news that came out late last week but I didn’t get to at the time:

On the global front, Tata is expanding its data center footprint in both European and Asia Pacific markets. Via strategic partnerships at NEXTDC, Interxion, and Pacific Link Telecom, they are adding space at sites in Malaysia, Australia, Austria, and Germany. I stil wonder if Tata might make an inorganic move over in Europe at some point, as they tried to do with C&WW but were outbid by Vodafone.

Also out in the APAC region, Pacnet continued to flesh out its cloud center connectivity portfolio with support for Amazon Web Services’ Direct Connect. That’s from both their data centers in Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo and from their network PoPs around the region, with Ethernet private line and MPLS IPVPN providing the pipes.

Down in Texas, CyrusOne is adding extra space in both the Houston and Dallas metro areas. At their Houston West II facility they are adding two new data halls, bringing 37,000 square feet of space and 6MW of power online. That’s where their geophysical/seismic center is, serving the oil and gas industry. And up in Carollton, north of Dallas, CyrusOne is also adding a data hall, bringing 60,000 square feet and another 6MW of power.

EvoSwitch has completed Open-IX certification down in Virginia. They expanded across the Atlantic last year with a big new data center in Manassas, and have been working with LINX NoVA in bringing the European-style interconnection business to the US.  The company says it has seen an uptick in demand since their LINX NoVA exchange point went online.

And Windstream’s Hosted Solutions division has partnered with Racemi. They are looking to accelerate the transition to cloud-based applications for businesses and enterprise, and Racemi’s SaaS platform gives them a pathway to put their customers on to do just that. A lot of cloud migration projects will probably move from the theoretical to the practical side of things this year, or at least try.

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