Colo Bytes: VIRTUS, QTS, CenturyLink, Digital Realty

September 30th, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s the rundown on some data center news spanning three continents this Tuesday morning.

London has another nextgen data center as of this morning. VIRTUS has opened the doors at its new LONDON2 facility in Hayes. It is powered by renewable energy, features indirect fresh-air evaporative cooling technology, and starts off with 11.4MW of IT load and 65,000 square feet. They have 5 customers already, including C4L and Exponential-e.

QTS has introudced a new cloud service to its portfolio. They are now offering Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). QTS has been pursuing both the colo and cloud avenues for its revenue growth.   Over the summer they even moved into energy, acquiring a solar farm along with a data center in central New Jersey.

CenturyLink is expanding its data center reach into Mainland China. They are now offering managed hosting, colo, and cloud services out of a GDS data center in the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. The connectivity piece is coming from China’s Citic Telecom, while the IT services firm Neusoft is helping with service delivery. Three high profile local partners is about what it takes to crack the Chinese market these days.

And Digital Realty is now offering direct connectivity to VMware’s vCloud Air. That’s VMware’s hybrid cloud service, which will be available in Digital Realty facilities via high-bandwidth dedicated and secure private line connectivity.


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