TGIF, here's a quick look at some other news this week from the worlds of cloud and colo:
The self storage company Shurgard has tapped Colt's data center services in the Netherlands city of Roosendaal. They'll be using it to improve their disaster recovery capabilities while reducing its footprint and costs. Shurgard has 500 employees at 189 locations across Europe.
DirecTV has picked ViaWest for its data center needs. The satellite operator will be using ViaWest's colocation infrastructure as it moves its production environment to a new location. Of course, DirecTV also plans to be in the hands of AT&T before long, assuming regulators don't get in the way. Meanwhile, ViaWest is newly a part of the Shaw Communications Family.
CoreSite's Open Cloud Exchange has a new network operator hooked up. XO Communications has interconnected with the service on both the East Coast and the West Coast. In combination with their VPN service, XO will be serving connectivity to multiple clouds to its enterprise customer base.
Mitel will be providing cloud-based communications over at the University Hospital of Reunion Island, simplifying the institution's voice and data infrastructure. It will cover phones, tablets, video conferencing handsets, and the like - both cutting costs and enabling new functionality. Reunion Island is a French territory in the Indian Ocean to the east of Madagascar, in case you were wondering.
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