Time for a quick rundown of news from the data center and colo biz from this week:
Philadelphia will be getting a new, state of the art data center in about a year. vXchnge is expanding into the city with the construction of a new facility at 1500 Spring Garden featuring 70,000 square feet of space. It will be their eighth data center in their fifth market, the latter of which is a third of the way to their goal of 15 markets nationwide.
The European datacenter specialist Interxion has thrown its hat into the cloud hookup ring. They launched a cloud connect product this week, enabling private connections between customers and the major cloud providers. The system will be built on gear from BTI Systems, and the initial deployments will be in facilities in London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam this year with more to follow next year.
NYI has deployed a new energy efficiency technology at its US facilities with the help of Subzero Engineering. Cold aisle containment separates the cold air from the hot exhaust air, hoping to optimize performance.
Out in Denver, Viawest has launched its latest data center. The new Compark facility is their fifth in Denver and 27th overall. It will support more than 700 watts per square foot and a PUE of 1.2, with 140,000 square feet of raised floor space.
And CoreSite has a new bandwidth service for its customers in northern Virginia. Perseus Telecom has moved into the facility and is offering a high precision timing service that lets networks synchronize their systems across multiple data centers down into the nanoseconds.