Four disparate items from the data center sector: one software move, one M&A, one expansion, and one contract win:
QTS is taking its data center management software through the Open Source route. They have published their RESTful API library on Github under the BSD-3 license. The hope is to make the case for an open standard for the industry and enable third parties to embed the visibility and control of the physical data center into software.
Two data centers have changed hands over in the Netherlands. The Datacenter Group has acquired two facilities from NovoServe, further adding to its Dutch colocation footprint and entering Doetinchem and Enschede in the country's east. Last year TDCG did something similar, buying two facilities from Rabobank. For its part, NovoServe which will turn its focus to its core business of international IaaS hosting.
TierPoint is working with Compass Data Centers down in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. The two have plans for a $20M expansion that will add 9,000 square feet of office and support space and 24,000 square feet of raised floor space, as well as the power, cooling, and security to go with it. That will roughly double Tierpoint's existing RTP presence.
Internap has won an unnamed multinational financial services corporation over to its cloud security services. The solution leverages Akamai's Prolexic DDoS technology and renews DDoS protection across 11 locations while adding another 4. Few industries need good security in place more than the financial sector of course, since as Willie Sutton once said "that's where the money is".
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