The weekend looks like Spring will arrive at last, at least here on the east coast. In the meantime, here are five items to catch up on before you go:
Zayo has opened a new data center in its home state of Colorado, specifically at 1500 Champa Street in downtown Denver. It adds 19,000 square feet of colo space to their footprint, giving them 159,000 square feet in all in the Denver metro area. The rest of it came via the Latisys acquisition of course, and this new facility was surely in the works before that deal materialized. But the two complement each other well, adding some interconnection-focused space to go along with the more general colo space Latisys brought to the table.
Ubiquity hosting is moving in with Net Access. The Phoenix-based cloud hosting provider is expanding into the Parsippany II data center. That's Net Access's newest 120,000 square foot facility that just opened last month, and the one I got a tour of from CEO Raul Martynek over the winter for an Industry Spotlight.
Out west, Integra reached a milestone in its expansion of its metro fiber reach. They now have passed the 3,000 on-net building mark, expanding across their 11-state footprint but especially in Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. Integra recently reorganized its business units and brought back the Electric Lightwave brand.
Infinera's metro cloud interconnection efforts bore some fruit yesterday. The education technology company Blackboard picked their Cloud Xpress gear to scale its connectivity between its three US data centers in chunks of 100Gbps. There was a time not so long ago when 100Gbps connections were the building blocks dreamed of only by the largest carriers. The fact that enterprises, even web-centric ones, are lining up for them says to me it's time to start looking at the next increment up more seriously.
And Comcast Business picked up some NBA action down in Atlanta. They'll be upgrading the data, voice, and video services for the Atlanta Hawks at the Philips Arena. Comcast's 100Mbps dedicated Ethernet plus PRI trunks and video will replace what had been a multi-vendor solution. This is for the bandwidth used by the teams and the media behind the scenes.