A few bits and pieces from midweek:
EdgeConneX and Rackspace are teaming up to bring the hybrid cloud further out to the edge. The arrangement pairs EdgeConnex’s edge data center footprint with Rackspace’s cloud and managed services, taking aim at a wide swath of the enterprise market. EdgeConneX’s footprint now includes 40+ edge data centers in some 30 markets on 3 continents, and cloud access has been a big focus of their efforts lately.
Verizon is taking up some major new space in San Jose, California. They have signed a long term lease of 640,000 square feet of space in multiple buildings for their Verizon Media division, which is the home of AOL and Yahoo! these days. The new digs will be ready sometime in 2021 fro some 3,400 employees, two thirds or so of which will shift over from nearby Sunnyvale. Verizon also recently deployed a software-defined interconnection product at Equinix facilities worldwide.
And Uniti commented yesterday on recent developments with the Windstream saga. Windstream is seeking a mediator to oversee negotiations with the company, while a few of its creditors have been attacking the nature of the master lease connecting the two companies. Uniti expressed support for a negotitated outcome, but (unsurprisingly) objected to ‘major facts and legal flaws and inconsisitencies’ in the pleadings.
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