Here's a quick rundown on some news from around the industry:
Interoute's says its cloud will be helping out Europe's efforts in space. Spacemetric has picked them for secure data storage and distribution of satellite data as part of Sweden's SWEA program. That's a component of the ESA's Copernicus program, which includes an archive of images and data available to scientists and businesses worldwide. Interoute's Virtual Data Center zone in Sweden launched last autumn.
Infomart Data Centers has added some new space in their flagship Dallas facility. The company has commissioned a new colocation suite, adding 4,600 square feet and 500KW of capacity to the company's footprint there. It's one step along the way to another 500,000 square feet and 30MW of capacity they have on the drawing board there. We quizzed Infomart President John Sheputis here in September on the company's approach and plans for the future.
And Akamai has plans to further broaden its cloud-based performance portfolio with a little M&A. Akamai has agreed to acquire SOASTA, a specialist in digital performance management that offers a unified platform for measurement, testing, and analysis. When it closes next quarter, Akamai will integrate the company's talent and technology into its Web Performance Solutions portfolio. The company expects the deal to be dilutive to their non-GAAP net income per share by $0.06-0.07 this year, and accretive thereafter.