Here's a set of quick takes on news from the data center space over the last couple days:
Las Vegas's Switch SuperNAP has a large new partner this week. CenturyLink is expanding its data center footprint to include space in the key Nevada hub. CenturyLink has quite a lot of its own data center space, having bought Savvis a couple years ago as well as several cloud technology specialists. They'll be using the space in Switch's giant facility to better serve the Las Vegas enterprise market, while Switch will be able to sell CenturyLink's cloud services to its own customers.
Vantage Data Centers is working with Zayo to expand its cloud connection capabilities. Vantage's Santa Clara facility will be able to get direct connections to the big cloud providers like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, and SoftLayer through Zayo's fiber network.
Telx has also been working on its cloud reach lately. Yesterday they announced support for hybrid cloud solutions within their Cloud Xchange. Interconnection-focused providers like Telx are quickly becoming ecosystem hubs for cloud providers looking to specialization and partnerships as a way to take on the big guys.
And C7 Data Centers is making a move into service provider territory. They're partnering with fellow Utah company Veracity Networks to offer internet, data, and phone service to their Utah footprint. C7 is looking to complement the Granit Point II data center buildout by expanding their market opportunity via new revenue streams.
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