Tuesday Roundup: Pacnet, Equinix, Telehouse, Bandwidth, Level 3

October 28th, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick roundup of news from the past few days, with three from the data center, one from VoIP, and the last from fiber M&A:

Over in China, Pacnet has finished off one of its big new data center projects. Pacnet Business Solutions, the company's Chinese joint venture, has officially launched their facility in Tianjin, TJCS1, which will serve not just Tianjin but nearby Beijing and the surrounding province of Hebei. Along with mere space comes the SDN capabilities Pacnet has been building into its APAC regional network.

Equinix's cloud commmunity got a significant new citizen this week. Hitachi Data Systems will be moving into the company's IBXs from which they will deliver its compute-as-a-service solutions. Hitachi targets enterprises, helping them to build private cloud infrastructure.

Telehouse has a new customer in that big NYC Chelsea data center of theirs. Purevoltage has expanded into the facility, from which it will offer both colo and ISP services. Purevoltage is looking at expanding into other Telehouse locations around the world as well.

Bandwidth has a new customer for its 911 services. EarthLink has tapped the company for its business and residential VoIP customers. EarthLink had already been working with Bandwidth, but this is an expansion of the relationship. Earthlink has been under siege over the past year or two, and has been shifting its tactics under a new CEO.

And the day of the Level 3/tw telecom deal closing is surely near. The FCC has now given its blessing for the merger, and I rather doubt they will wait any longer than necessary to get the rest of the paperwork in order. Of course, both companies are due to release earnings soon, I wonder if we'll get that first.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Datacenter · Mergers and Acquisitions · VoIP

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