Four interesting bits of data center news on three continents to close out the week:
Equinix is also building a new data center in western Europe. The new facility will be the company’s first facility in Bourdeaux, France, and will provide a landing hub for the planned AMITIE transatlantic cable system. Plans call for the 32,000 square foot facility to come online in Q3 of this year, and for it to utilize 100% renewable energy.
Interxion is building its third data center in Belgium with a new facility adjacent to the other two in the capital of Brussels. BRU3 will feature 1,280 square meters of space, the first phase of which will come online in Q4 of 2021. The new facility will offer connectivity throughout Digital Realty’s global PlatformDIGITAL ecosystem. Digital Realty offered up an ‘industry manifesto’ yesterday aimed at enabling connected data communities.
Crosslake Fibre continues to flesh out the endpoints of its fiber network. They have extended their infrastructure into the data center of TMX Group in Toronto, adding a PoP becoming an approved network vendor. The buildout will enable ultra-low latency of sub-9ms RTD between the key Canadian exchange location and the NYC/NJ metro area.
And a familiar face has resurfaced out in southeast Asia this week, according to Capacity. Backed by Hong Kong’s New World Development, former GCX CEO Bill Barney has founded Turbidite with the intention of acquiring data center assets in the region. They will be targeting sub-10MW facilities with 50-100 racks that lie below the radar of the hyperscale players out there.
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