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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