Here’s a set of colo news items worth a look for this Wednesday morning.
CoreSite’s new SV7 data center in Silicon Valley is open for business. It’s their seventh in the area, and their fifth on the Santa Clara campus. The new facility addes 230,000 rentable square feet of space to their portfolio, and 62% of that is already turn-key leased. Sounds like they’ll be needed another one soon.
ViaWest is passing on some new tax savings out in Nevada. They’ve won approval for the state’s new Data Center Abatement program, which will lessen taxes on property and sales taxes their clients might incur while using their data center space. ViaWest has over 100K square feet of capacity in the Las Vegas metro area.
Down south in Georgia, Colo Atl has a new regional network operator tenant. BalsamWest has established a PoP in their downtown Atlanta facility, where they will be able to interconnect with some 90 other network operators. BalsamWest operates fiber up in the Appalachains, notably in the western hills of North Carolina but also in adjacent areas of Georgia and Tennessee, and was originally co-founded by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
And Equinix has been selected by Laser Light Communications as its strategic interconnection provider. Laser Light will be establishing a PoP in DC11 out in Ashburn, and from there will build, test, and demo their global HALO satellite-terrestrial network based on free space optics. If all goes well, they’ll be doing the same in other Equinix facilities around in the world. I’ll have to keep a closer eye on what Laser Light is up to going forward.
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