From the data center space, here are a few quick takes on news from the past few days, with three from across the Atlantic, one in Texas, and one in content delivery.
Backed by its parent KDDI, Telehouse is putting some major dollars to work over in the UK. They plan to spen $231M on a next generation data center in London's Docklands, which will be called "North Two". The facility will be right next to Telehouse North, the company's main current presence in the country. Details about the size and capabilities of the new data center weren't yet revealed.
Michigan's Liquid Web is expanding to Europe, and has tapped EvoSwitch to help them do it. Their first PoP will be in EvoSwitch's AMS-1 facility in Amsterdam, from which they will be able to serve their managed hosting and cloud portfolio to European customers.
Colt has teamed up with Virtustream to boost its cloud portfolio. The two have partnered to offer SAP cloud and SAP HANA cloud services to enterprises across Europe, marrying Colt's infrastructure capabilities with Virtustream's enterprise-focused cloud application software capabilities.
CyrusOne has picked up a data center contract in the healthcare vertical down in Texas. The Austin Radiological Association has selected their facilities to help power their diagnostic imaging services at 21 hospitals and 16 outpatient locations. That's both Austin I and II, along with CyrusOne's National Internet Exchange for connectivity between the two.
And next door in the CDN world, Limelight won a new customer in the gaming vertical. Plarium Global has selected their cloud storage and content delivery platform to serve its gaming customers on Facebook and other platforms. Plarium's flagship product right now is Stormfall, Age of War I believe.
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