Here's another quick look at some colo & cloud news from this week:
Infomart Data Centers has added another notch to its renewable energy belt out in California. The data center provider has signed a Direct Access agreement to buy 100% of its energy needs in Silicon Valley directly from renewable sources. That's different than buying credits from elsewhere to offset local usage, and is something Infomart CEO John Sheputis talked about at length in his interview here on Telecom Ramblings last summer.
Colo Atl has a new network tenant at its Atlanta data center. Hargray Communications has deployed a PoP within their 55 Marietta Street colocation facility. Hargray operates a regional network in South Carolina and Georgia that stretches some 4,000 route miles and includes three fiber paths out to Hilton Head Island. Hooking up with Colo Atl will give them interconnection oppportunities with a wide variety of networks whether regional, national, or international.
Windstream is adding another solution to its product portfolio. The Arkansas-based carrier has unveiled a business continuity solution called Diverse Connect aimed at companies who rely on cloud connectivity. The solution comes with a five-nines SLA that includes last mile services across Windstream's service areas nationally and is powered of course by diverse routes and backup paths and such.
And some colo M&A slipped past my nets last week. Wyoming-based Green House Data has expanded into the southeast with the acquisition of Cirracore in Atlanta. Cirracore offers IaaS and hybrid cloud products out of the Equinix AT1 and AT3 facilities. That footprint becomes Green House Data's eighth market and the first in the southeast. Cirracore founder Fred Tanzella will join the executive team at Green House Data.