Here’s a quick rundown of some news from the colo and interconnection space:
ECIX is upgrading its capabilities with some gear from Infinera. The European internet exchange provider, which is owned by Megaport, is deploying Infinera’s Cloud Xpress solution to hook up its data center locations in Frankfurt with bigger pipes. They are scaling up in response to growing customer demand. Infinera’s partner TechAccess helped with the deployment itself.
According to Capacity, the Netherlands is getting another IX. Data Facilities has launched a new internet exchange in The Hague, expanding its DF-IX footprint into the city. DF-IX also has a presence at data centers in Spijkenisse, Amsterdam, Zoetermeer, and Rotterdam.
CoreSite announced a new customer out at its Los Angeles data center campus this week. InData has picked the facility to support its national cloud and managed service offerings, and plans to leverage the directoconnectivity to AWS and Azure among other things. CoreSite operates two data centers at its LA campus, including the key carrier hotel One Wilshire.
And Faction kicked off 2017 by raising a bundle of new capital. They now have $11MM in new debt and equity capital, with Charterhouse Strategic Partners and Rifkin-Pottle Group joining current investors Meritage Funds and Sweetwater Capital in a new round of funding. Ares Capital provided the debt financing portion. Faction says that it saw 44% growth last year, and expects a similar trajectory this year. They’ll use the new funding to help with the investments needed to power that growth.
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