Expanding partnerships and organizations peppered the news from this week, here's a quick summary of a few more of them:
The IEIC continues to expand its membership, adding new partners from different corners of the infrastructure world. This week Ford Motor Company, Henrico Virginia, and DE-CIX joined the organization as founding members. That's one automotive giant, one county government, and one internet exchange operator, a combination that might otherwise not have all that much in common. The IEIC is seeking to foster the development of new infrastructure nexuses for the global internet, to consciously create favorable growth environments for fiber, data centers, and the organizations that use them.
eStruxture Data Centers has expanded its partnership with the internet backbone operator Cogent Communications up in Montreal. Cogent is now offering dedicated internet access services from MTL-2, building on its presence at MTL-1. We don't hear that much from publicly from Cogent these days, they're just out there blocking and tackling for steady revenue growth and paying dividends.
EdgeConneX's relationship with Megaport now extends to the Bavarian city of Munich, Germany. The edge data center provider says that Megaport has deployed its elastic cloud connectivity fabric in its Munich facility, following closely on similar deployments in Denver and Memphis. For those keeping track, EdgeConneX only entered the Munich data center market in January of this year with the acquisition of an existing data center at Landsberger Strasse 155.
And Lincoln Rackhouse has found itself another operating partner. Digital Fortress is leasing its 5.4MW, 47,820 square foot facility north of Seattle, a facility that Lincoln Rackhouse just bought in May. The deal will give Digital Fortress a third facility in metro Seattle to grow into, and enables Lincoln Rakchouse to focus on the real estate side of the data center business that it prefers.
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