A few items from data centers, managed services, regional fiber, and SD-WAN to note at midweek:
Vantage Data Centers is accelerating its investments in both Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia. In California, the company has started building CA23 on its second Santa Clara campus. CA23 will span three facilities, featuring 200K square feet and 32MW of IT capacity, and will come online in the second half of 2021. Meanwhile, in Virginia, the company has started constructionon a new facility on its Ashburn campus. VA12 will be next door to VA11 and will feature 250K square feet and 36MW of IT capacity, the first phase of which will come online in Q1 of next year. .
Green House Data has decided to rebrand itself as Lunavi. The 'Lu' refers to light, and the "navi" to navigation. The Wyoming-based data center and managed IT services provider wants its name to better match the transformational path it helps customers take from legacy systems to modern solutions.
Great Plains Communications has completed its purchase of ETC in southeastern Indiana. The acquisition boosts GPC's growing ambitions beyond its home turf in Nebraska, adding some 14K customers and bringing in some local boots on the ground for further expansion. The purchase builds on last year's purchase of InterCarrier Networks. GPC is backed by Grain Management
And AT&T is teaming up with Cisco to serve SD-WAN to a new customer in the healthcare vertical. They are delivering the managed solution to UDG Healthcare, which offers various services to the sector via its Ashfield and Sharp divisions and 8,200 employees. AT&T will deploy and manage the Cisco Viptela SD-wan architecture to provide visibility into the company's network assets.
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