Four regional items worth noting from around the US — two colo, one fiber, and one IX:
Fresh off its leasing of a 9MW data center to Cyxtera, Prime Data Centers has announced plans to build a new one about a mile away. They plan to start construction on a three-story, 80,000 square foot, 9MW facility at 2175 Martin Avenue in Santa Clara. The idea is to have it ready to go in Q2 of next year, and the company is already looking to pre-lease the space.
The Detroit Internet Exchange says it has achieved tax-exempt status as a non-profit. The seven-year-old DET-iX was started within 123NET’s facility, aiming to keep more content traffic local and gaining support from the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft alongside an array of regional service providers. DET-iX now claims to be the largest fee-free IX globally as well as the US’s 9th largest IX overall by traffic.
DataBank has unveiled an expansion project down in Texas in response to growing demand. They have opened a third data hall at DFW3 in Plano, adding another 12,000 square feet of raised flooring and an additional 1.5MW of power to their portfolio. There is room yet for another three such data hall expansions, which would bring the facility’s raised floor space up to 72,000 square feet.
And Everstream has raised another bundle of cash to power its ongoing fiber expansion projects. They have secured $140M in debt financing with the help of Webster Bank, CoBank, Regions Financial Corp, Fifth Third Bank, and TD Bank. The funds will enable expansions into seven new markets over the next year and fund the company’s growth strategy through June of 2022. Everstream says its infrastructure now spans 25,000 route miles of fiber connecting 3,600 on-net buildings across 10 Midwestern states.
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