Here is some data center, cloud, vendor, and service provider news to peruse:
Digital Realty has some big new plans for the Dallas metro area. Reports say that the data center REIT will be building a $1B complex at 1702 W. Campbell Road in Garland. The expansion will complement the company's Richardson campus, which is pretty much out of space for new construction. Details of when they'll break ground on the project don't seem to be available.
Faction has made a couple of moves to expand its VMware reach. They have announced a new managed service offering for VMware Cloud on Amazon's AWS, providing a single pane of glass for monitoring workloads on both AWS and private environments. Meanwhile they've also partnered with CoreSite in both northern Virginia and in Silicon Valley to bring multi-cloud services to market. Faction will be leveraging the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange for access to VMware clouds.
ADVA Optical Networking is lowering its estimates for Q3. Revenues not including the results of recently-acquired MRV are now expected to be in the €104-114M range, down $16M from prior guidance due to weaker than expected orders. Including MRV, revenus are forecasted to be €110-125M while pro forma operating income will be between -4% and 2% of revenues. The company has also announced plans to reduce the combined workforce, spending €9M in restructuring this year toward cost savings of €15M/year. That's not unexpected in the context of the acquisition, but to those affected it will still not be pleasant.
And reports say Zayo is looking for a new leader for its European business. According to company leadership on an investment call last week, Alastair Kane is leaving his post as VP of the company's European business for personal reasons. It's the latest in a swath of top management changes at Zayo over the last several quarters.