Here's a quick mid-week roundup of a few items worth keeping an eye on:
Hurricane Electric has added a new PoP to its global network within the NYC metro area. They've extended their network into Webair's NY1 facility at 501 Franklin Ave out in Garden City, New York. That's out on Long Island just east of Queens. WebAir tenants will have access to HE's international IPv4/IPv6 backbone.
Zayo kicked off the fall season with a substantial investment in its channel program. They have named Erik Thomson as VP of the Channel Sales and Partner Program, and have tripled the resources dedicated to the effort. Zayo is also providing dedicated partner support, simplifying its partner agreements, and improving residual payments. That should help with the company's efforts to build some new growth momentum.
Data Foundry is expanding its footprint down in Houston. They have announced plans to build a new 27,000 square-foot, 4MW data hall on their Houston 2 campus. The location sits on high ground and is rated for 185mph winds, making it a great place for one's data in the event of another hurricane strike. Data Foundry also operates a major campus over in Austin.
And finally, DE-CIX and InterGlobix have announced a strategic partnership. The two will be collaborating on business development and strategic growth areas for DE-CIX, initially focusing on growth in North America and greater penetration in India. DE-CIX operates US exchanges in New York City and Dallas as well as four cities (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata) in India.
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