Datacenter Roundup: EvoSwitch, Data Foundry, Equinix, US Signal

May 21st, 2014 by · 4 Comments

Catching up with news this Wednesday in the data center space:

Over in Amsterdam, EvoSwitch has a new network partner. Kaia Global Networks has moved into their facility, bringing its IP transit, peering, and layer 2 connectivity options. As backbones go, Kaia is completely new to me, and so I have added their network map to the Ramblings’ maps section.

Austin’s Data Foundry added some space to its colo footprint, but rather further to the east than their main turf in Texas. They have deployed a suite within Equinix’s DC10 facility in Ashburn. From there they will meet demand for managed colo and services on the east coast.

Speaking of Equinix, their new Cloud Exchange got a bandwidth boost today. Level 3 has integrated it into their Cloud Connect ecosystem. Not that there was any question such a thing would happen, as network operators across the board are dedicating substantial resources toward tuning their pipes for the cloud and Equinix has to be near the top of their lists.

And out in the midwest, the regional service provider US Signal says it is nearly ready to open its new facility out in Grand Rapids. The latest in UPS, biometric access controls, and fire detection suppression are in place at GR East. US Signal’s has been quietly expanding its cloud and data center capabilities over the past few years.

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  • CarlK says:

    You really are behind the news these days. In order to capitalize on the financial markets, one must keep thinking ahead! My fifty pps target is fast approaching, after forty’s strong break!

  • Rob Powell says:

    Heh, the news presumably being the daily LVLT stock price, eh CarlK? Hopefully the good times will keep rolling over there throughout 2014.

  • Anonymous says:

    Yaaawwnn. Remember, LVLT isn’t even at $3 a share factoring in their infamous 15 for 1 split. Still a boatload of long term bagholders out there I imagine. I sincerely hope they FINALLY have turned a corner for real for long term holders that have endured holding this thing over the years (and yes, even you CarlK). After years of false hope, overpaid Execs, overpromises and under delivering and I will admit some unfortunate macro events mixed in there it would be nice to see things come to fruition for LVLT and become the Company many envisioned and hoped for. I will believe it when I see it though. In this day and age of people married to their smarphones, video usage, cloud, Enterprise spending, etc. – the list goes on and on and if they can’t thrive in todays environment then just sell to the highest bidder I say (just not to Comcast though please…not a fan). Just trying to keep it real.

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