Here’s a midweek update, with two new data center projects, a DIY CDN, and a UC move in China.
Equinix says it will break ground today on what will be its tenth data center in Silicon Valley. The new facility will be located on 11 acres of land next to SV1 and SV5 at the company’s Great Oaks campus in San Jose. Phase 1 will cost Equinix some $125M.
CyrusOne has some new plans for northern Virginia. They have purchased 40 acres from the 400+ acre Kincora project in Loudoun County, and there’s little doubt about what they’ll be doing with it – build a nice big data center. CyrusOne entered the northern Virginia data center market with a facility in nearby Sterling a few years ago.
The French operator SFR Telecommunications has deployed its own private content delivery network. They’re using software from Varnish Plus to power the company’s DIY CDN, reducing costs while keeping control in-house. They’ll be offering the same CDN solution to customers as well.
And in the world of unified communications, Mitel has revealed a plan to crack the biggest market of them all. They hope to gain traction in China through a new OEM agreement with Choiceway Boan, which itself has strong relationships with China Telecom, China Unicom, and others. Choiceway Boan will be reselling MiCloud, taking the cloud solution to the enterprise market. Mitel is also in the midst of acquiring Polycom, a deal announced in April.
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