Four bits of colo and related news worth noting from the start of the week:
Fresh off of launching its new TJ1 facility in Tianjin, Chayora has revealed a bit more of how it plans to take on the Chinese data center market. This week they announced a strategic partnership with Beijing Sinnet Technology. As a local company, Sinnet will use the company's hyperscale campus to expand its colo business and will be able to deliver network and cloud services for Chayora customers.
On the Jersey shore, NJFX has achieved a key new certification. Yesterday they announced that the facility has achieved HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act) certification, and is the first cable landing station on the continent to do so. Such a move is necessary for facilities that hope to get any traction at all within the healthcare vertical. Not many CLS facilities are doing that, but NJFX's blend of colo directly alongside submarine cables is a unique case.
eStructure's recent expansion of its facility in Vancouver was just their first move in the city for the month. Yesterday they announced plans to build a second one as well. VAN-2 will add another 54,000 square feet of space and 30MW of power to the company's portfolio. A dedicated fiber ring will connect to VAN-1 as you might expect. Phase 1 is expected to be available in Q4 of this year.
And Digital Realty is expanding its IX platform, known as DRIX. The internet exchange services will be available in Ashburn and Chicago, expanding out from the existing NYC, Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix footprint. The IX landscape is getting more crowded every day now it seems, although given that Digital Realty bought Telx a few years ago, they aren't exactly new to the market but rather they are approaching it from a new angle.