Friday Bytes: FirstLight, Hurricane Electric, CoreSite, CyrusOne

August 22nd, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick roundup of some other news from this week:

Up in New England, SymQuest is tapping FirstLight Fiber to help it add the cloud to its suite of managed IT services. They’ll be using FirstLight’s Vermont data center plus some Ethernet and IP connectivity. The two have worked together since 2012, both being independent-minded regional players in markets that don’t get that much attention from national players.

Hurricane Electric has been adding PoPs at a prodigious pace lately, extending its reach into new markets across both North America and Europe. This week’s move was in the southeast with a new location in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they have moved into DC74 at 3101 International Airport Drive.

On the operational front, CoreSite says it has completed SSAE-16 Type 2 examinations at some 15 data centers across the country. BrightLine conducted the examinations over the prior 12 months, looking at CoreSite’s various facilities with an eye on security and environmental controls amongst other things.

CyrusOne is expanding its colocation footprint in Texas yet again. They recently added another 5,000 square feet of raised floor space in data hall two of their Austin II facility. That’s a relatively small incremental move relative to the eventual potential 290,000 square feet the campus has room for if all four phases are built out.

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