Two bits of news from the data center world, one from VoIP, and one under the waves:
Digital Realty has announced a new expansion project out in Silicon Valley. They are planning to sink $75M into a new 6MW facility at 3205 Alfred Street in Santa Clara. It will be the company's 18th property in Silicon Valley, a footprint which currently spans some 99MW of IT load and which is also almost fully leased. Some of that was recently acquired via the DuPont Fabros deal, which closed a few weeks ago. The new facility is expected to be ready early next year.
Phonism and Park Bench Solutions have announced a new partnership over in the VoIP space. The two Tampa-based companies are combining their efforts to provide a holistic solution for BroadSoft-based service providers, with Phonism providing its device management expertise and Park Bench bringing its extensive APIs and Webhooks to bear.
Deep Blue Cable has brought in some more help as it prepares its new Caribbean cable system. APTelecom will serve as the company's international sales partner. As currently envisioned, Deep Blue's cable system will span 12,000km and land (initially) in 12 markets, including one on Florida's Gulf Coast. In the long run, the company envisions 40 landings across the region.
And STT Telemedia's Global Data Centres division has tightened its grip over in the UK. They have acquired Brockton Capital LLP's stake in VIRTUS Data Centres, taking full control over the company. STT GDC had owned 49% of the company since June 2015. VIRTUS recently announced plans to launch two new facilities in London that will add some 34.4K square meters to their footprint.