For this Wednesday morning, here’s a quick rundown of data center and cloud news from this week:
Digital Realty has a new alliance partner for its cloud connectivity plans. Zayo’s Connet to the Cloud platform will be available to Digital Realty’s customers out of that long list of data centers they own and operate around the world. Zayo finally went public last month after spending seven years rolling up fiber assets across the US and now over in Europe.
Peak brought the total funding it has raised this year up to $16M, adding another $9M in a new round this month. The new funds come from its existing backers at Meritage Funds and Sweetwater Capital but also from Ares Capital which is a new investor. Peak has been building out the geographical reach of its white label cloud portfolio. We had CEO Luke Norris here for a chat about the intercloud just last month.
Datapipe is collaborating with Equinix to deliver hybrid IT solutions to the enterprise. It will be an integrated solution built out of Equinix’s footprint and Cloud Exchange, Amazon’s AWS cloud services, and Datapipe’s managed services. Everyone is out there trying to develop their own secret sauce that will get enterprises off the fence and into the cloud in force.
vXchnge has some new fiber connectivity in northeastern New Jersey. Cross River Fiber has built out its dark fiber network into vXchnge’s Secaucus facility. Cross River has been building out lots of ultra-low low latency fiber routes in the area over the past few years, hooking up key data centers and financial exchange nodes.
And CyrusOne is deploying cloud and metro interconnection gear to upgrade its abilities to serve the rapidly changing cloud connectivity space. They’ve tapped BTI’s packet optical, cloud connection, and service manager products amongst other things, putting them to work in their Chicago and northern Virginia markets.
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