Thursday Roundup: GCX, Sparkle, Aligned Energy, VIRTUS

March 12th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

Some submarine capacity, a new data center expansion, and the completion of another:

Global Cloud Xchange and Sparkle have extended their partnership under the Atlantic. GCX operates the Flag Atlantic cable system, and will be providing an additional terabyte of capacity, bolstering Sparkle’s transatlantic capacity. GCX announced plans over the winter to emerge from the Reliance bankruptcy soap opera as an independent company and brought in Rory Cole as interim CEO.

Aligned Energy has some more plans for northern Virginia. They have kicked off their phase 2 expansion at the company’s data center campus in Ashburn. When built out, the campus will offer about a million square feet of data center backed by 180MW of total critical load. Phase 1 was just finished last September and the company raised $500M a month later for additional expansion projects, and now we know where a bunch more of those resources will be going.

And over in the UK, VIRTUS Data Centres is officially opening two new data centers in the London metro area. LONDON6 in Stockley Park and LONDON10 in Slough will both be open for business in early Q2, adding 23MW and 10,000 square meters of technical space to VIRTUS’s footprint. The facilities are largely pre-leased already, and are powered entirely by renewable energy. When the new locations are in fact in service, VIRTUS will have 97MW live out of a total of 165MW built out.

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