Some data center and cloud connectivity news that's worth noting:
Cirrus Data Services is moving into a new data center market in a big way. They announced plans yesterday to build a new data center campus in Midvale, Utah near Salt Lake City. It will be called View 78, and phase 1 will add 224,000 square feet of wholesale/hyperscale colocation space backed by 32MW of power, with later phases potentially boosting that to 1.12M square feet and 160MW overall. Also on the drawing board already is a second such campus, so they clearly like Salt Lake City right now.
CenturyLink says it will be adding new options to its cloud connectivity customers. They will be adding direct and private access to the Oracle Cloud via Oracle's FastConnect service, offering options that stretch from wavelengths through IP VPN and Ethernet. Network operators are continually tuning their cloud connectivity capabilities to match the needs of customers.
Last week Flexential added some more space down in Atlanta. The data center operator that arose from the merger of Peak 10 and ViaWest has announced plans to construct a third data center in the Atlana metro area, adding 70,000 square feet of space to its inventory. The new facility will be adjacent to their existing Alpharetta facility, featuring build-to-suit, move-in ready space.
And Infomart revealed some progress recently on its sustainability initiative in northern Virginia. At the former Dulles Technology Center they have recycled 18M pounds of steel, aluminum, copper, batteries, and other materials as they retrofit the facility. When phase 1 is complete, Infomart expects to have three 2-3MW, 10K square foot data center suites backed by 18MW of total power.