Christmas is nearly here and the news is a bit thin, but there has been a small burst of interesting tidbits from the data center space this week:
Sabey Data Centers has completed some significant financing this week. In a transaction led by TD Securities, they have closed on a $425M term loan and a $250M revolver for a five year term. The term loan will go toward refinancing existing debt, while the revolver will help them fund capex for development. In particular, they are looking at expanding in northern Virginia and in central Washington.
CyrusOne is putting some money to work down in the Atlanta metro area. They have a 44 acre campus in Douglasville, upon which they have revealed plans to build three data centers spanning some 440,000 square feet and fed by 50MW of power. They’ll start the first one next quarter, and have it in service sometime next summer.
QTS is a bit further along than that with its 180,000-square-foot buildout in Ashburn, Virginia. In an update offered the other day, QTS announced that it now has three stories of steel framing and roofing, a hardened foundation with concrete flooring, and is almost done with the tilt walls enclosing it all. The first phase will be ready sometime in mid 2018. They have pre-leased about half of the facility already to a global health insurance provider.
And finally, Telehouse America has deployed some new SDN-powered automation capabilities. Telehouse has put switches, software, and chassis from Juniper Networks to work as part of a multi-tenant infrastructure bridging its US data centers isomg EVPN-VXLAN. The deployment will enable them to more effectively provision, monitor, and manage connectivity for the company’s customers.
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