Thursday Bytes: Global Capacity, IIX, Digital Realty, QTS, Equinix

November 19th, 2015 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick roundup of news from the data and infrastructure markets from this week:

Global Capacity has a new partner on board. IntelePeer has picked them to help extend the company’s CoreCloud SIP trunking service to end-user locations. They’ve interconnected with One Marketplace in Dallas, Denver, and Chicago, which will let them leverage the access networks Global Capacity reaches. Global Capacity has spent the last year or so integrating what used to be MegaPath’s wholesale business, and I suspect they might be ready for some new inorganic growth soon. But organic growth could be an interesting story as well.

IIX has raised a bundle of new funds to further accelerate the company’s growth. In a Series B funding round, the software-defined interconnection specialist has secured $26M, bringing the total they’ve raised over the last two years to $65M. That’s a pretty nice war chest which should give them some staying power or let them roll up some assets. In September they unveiled their Console enterprise software platform aimed at automating the process of interconnection to clouds.

Digital Realty has acquired yet more land in northern Virginia. They have bought 125.9M acres of undeveloped land alongside not just one of the main fiber trunks that run through the region but also a recently constructed power substation and other energy infrastructure and less than a mile from their existing Ashburn campus. They’ll be building (surprise surprise) data centers on the site, with construction to start next year.

This morning, QTS’s Carpathia division won an interesting cusotmer for its federal cloud offerings. Zipit Wireless is using their VMware platform to expand into the government vertical, offering two-way enterprise-critical message services, among other things. QTS bought Carpathia this past June.

And Equinix is raising a whole bunch of money in anticipation of the company’s acquisition of Telecity. They are raising $1B in debt, selling $721.2M in stock, and apparently raising another $700M in a senior secured loan. The Telecity deal will significantly boost Equinix’s European footprint and will cost some $3.5B in all.

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