I'm on the road this week on the west coast, which is slowing down my writing a bit for those wondering. Lots of news today from the world of colocation & cloud. Here's a quick rundown.
Cologix has a new regional tenant up in its Minnesota market. Nebraska's Great Plains Communications has established a POP at their MIN 3 facility in the 511 Building. The regional operator has been adding some 5,000 miles of fiber to expand north into South Dakota and east into Minnesota, and having a PoP with Cologix in Minneapolis gets them into a regional hub with access to 75 networks.
Server Farm Realty and 21Vianet have struck up a strategic partnership. The deal enables 21Vianet to launch its first data center in the US in Santa Clara, called US-SV1, and to launch cloud services here. On the flip side, Server Farm Realty's customers get a nice easy path into 21Vianet's data centers over in China.
365 Data Centers has a new cloud services tenant out in Cleveland. Intellinet will be hosting their infrastructure at 365's facility downtown at 1255 Euclid to host part of the company's infrastructure. 365 Data Centers is focusing on markets like Cleveland as data moves out toward the edge.
Axiom Fiber Networks has established its latest PoP in Manhatten in Sabey's Intergate.Manhattan facility. They've been building out a 20 mile, 894-fiber strand count core network throughout the first half of 2015, bringing the key data centers on-net one by one. Hooking up Sabey at 375 Pearl brings them downtown into the financial district.
And over in the UK, VIRTUS Data Centers has a new financial backer. Singapore's ST Telemedia has invested in the company, moving to take a 49% stake alongside existing owner Brockton Capital. VIRTUS will use the proceeds to accelerate its expansion in and around London, among other things. ST Telemedia is no stranger to global internet infrastructure, having taken Global Crossing from the dot com crash to its sale to Level 3, which it still owns a big piece of.