Tuesday Roundup: Lumen, Macquarie, Oman-IX, EdgeConneX

April 16th, 2024 by · Leave a Comment

A federal contract, a couple of data center development items, and a new regional IX.

Lumen has won some more federal dollars. They have landed a $73.6M contract with the US Government Accountability Office. The GAO will use a range of data and managed services to deliver the analysis the agency provides Congress. It’s a 1-year contract with eight 1-year options, and is part of the GSA’s EIS program. Lumen has certainly found some success with the EIS program.

Macquarie Data Centers has acquired the land its Sydney campus sits on from Keppel DC REIT. The deal will cost $174M and follows development approval for IC3 Super West. That new campus will now support as much as 63MW of capacity and will cater to cloud and AI workloads. Macquarie also has another campus in Sydney as well as one in Canberra.

A new IX is now live in the Middle East. Oman-IX has officially launched at Equinix’s MC1 data center in Muscat. AWASR, Alliance Networks, and AMS-IX teamed up for the launch, which will create a key interconnection node at the entry to the Persian Gulf.

And EdgeConneX has raised a pile of sustainability-linked financing. They have secured another $1.9B, upsizing a previous $2.9B issued a year and a half ago in October 2022. The financing arrangement includes sustainability-linked margin adjustments, tying the interest rate to th company’s progress toward carbon neutrality and related goals. The finds will be put toward toward the company’s ongoing EMEA expansion.

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Categories: Datacenter · Federal contracts · Interconnection · Internet Backbones · Managed Services

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