A few bits of news from the data center, managed services, and software fronts:
Big Data Exchange is expanding to northern mainlaind China. The Asian-based carrier neutral colo provider has announced the construction of a new facility in Nanjing that will add some 3,800 racks to the company's inventory. When complete in June of this year, the company expects to have 8 data centers across the the four Chinese speaking markets of Hong Kong, Singapore, Guangzhou, and Najing plus London.
Connected2Fiber has landed another infrastructure operator as customer for its network & market data platform. Uniti Fiber will use the company's Market Explorer and Network Intelligence solutions to help drive growth across the company's footprint. Connected2Fiber has been steadily picking up customers like this for several years now, raising several rounds of funding to keep up its growth momentum.
A data center has changed hands out on Long Island this week. 365 Data Centers revealed yesterday the purchase of 500 Commack Road in Commack NY from mindSHIFT Technologies, adding 24K square feet to the company's total footprint. It's the company's 12th facility nationwide, and its second in the NYC metro area after a similar move in Bridgewater NJ a few months ago. For its part, mindSHIFT will continue to move forward on the managed services front, leasing its current space in the facility from 365.
And TPx has added managed network services to its MSx service portfolio this week. They are leveraging Cisco's Meraki technology to help enterprise and business customers to manage SD-WAN, switching, Wi-Fi, and security with less of a burden to IT divisions. TPx agreed to be bought by the private equity firm Siris over the summer, a deal that should close in the next few months.
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