Colo Bytes: Peak, Faction, Internap, Verne Global

February 3rd, 2015 by · Leave a Comment

That’s a trick title up there, there’s actually only three items in this cloud & colo news roundup:

The whitelabel cloud specialist Peak announced a full rebranding today, changing its name to Faction. Peak, err Faction, announced $16M in new capital this past fall, and has been rapidly expanding its now 8-market footprint. The new name is aimed at better fitting their market niche, which is to enable channel partners of various types to sell cloud and IaaS services rather than go to market directly. CEO Luke Norris shared his vision of the intercloud opportunity in an interview here just a few months back.

Internap has expanded its OpenStack public cloud with a new location. The New York metro area will have access to its AgileCLOUD out of the company’s Secaucus NJ data center — that’s Internap’s new facility that opened just last year. Internap’s AgileCLOUD had been served out of Dallas, Montreal, and Amsterdam thus far.

And Verne Global has a new high profile network operator as a tenant at its Icelandic data center campus. BT has chosen Keflavik as the latest new PoP for its global network, where it will gain access to all that cheap geothermal power for its customers. It’s a bit hard to tell just how well Iceland’s overall bid to become a key infrastructure hub of the northern hemisphere is going, but they’re certainly a much bigger force than they once were.


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