Switch Announces Its New Proprietary Tier 5 Data Center Standard

Mentioning shortcomings in the way data centers are evaluated, global colocation provider Switch is introducing a new proprietary Tier 5 Data Center Standard that it expects will be the most comprehensive standard in the industry. Switch’s Tier 5 standard would not only encompass the resiliency and redundancy in other data center ratings systems, but also evaluate more than 30 additional key data center elements, such as long-term power system … [Read more...]

AWS Direct Connect Service Now Available at Equinix Data Centers in São Paulo, Brazil

Global colocation data center provider Equinix has announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service in its São Paulo International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. With AWS Direct Connect, companies can connect their customer-owned and managed infrastructure directly to AWS Cloud. Establishing a private connection to the cloud would reduce costs, increase performance, and deliver a more consistent … [Read more...]

Digital Realty Hires Industry Vet As Senior Vice President Of Global Sales And Marketing

Digital Realty, a global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, has announced the appointment of Daniel Papes as Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing. Mr. Papes will be responsible for overseeing Digital Realty's sales, leasing and marketing efforts across the organization, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein. "We're delighted to welcome Dan to the Digital Realty team," said … [Read more...]

Equinix Expands Connectivity Platform, Opens Internet Exchange in Finland

Global colocation data center and interconnection provider, Equinix, has announced it will bring the Equinix Internet Exchange to Helsinki, Finland, launching in Q1 2017. Equinix currently operates six data centers in Finland, all in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Today, the Equinix Internet Exchange handles 5.6 terabits of peak traffic growing at over 35% per year, at 22 Internet Exchange Point (IXP) locations in 19 markets across APAC, … [Read more...]

Global Colocation Provider CyrusOne Expands Midwest Presence with New 23-Acre Land Purchase

Global colocation solutions provider, CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), has announced the purchase of land located at 32W 130 Molitor Road, Aurora, Illinois. The approximate 23 acres is located adjacent to the suburban Chicago data center CyrusOne acquired from CME Group earlier in April. The newly purchased parcel of land is planned for development over the next several years, and is expected to leverage a shared ecosystem with CyrusOne’s existing … [Read more...]

Equinix Promotes Brian Lillie to Chief Customer Officer, EVP of Technology Services

Global colocation and interconnection provider, Equinix, has promoted Brian Lillie to Chief Customer Officer (CCO) and EVP of Technology Services. Mr. Lillie has served as the Global CIO of Equinix for the past eight years. In this newly expanded role, Brian Lillie will directly lead the ‘Global Customer Success’ organization to holistically and consistently drive the customer journey across the entire company while enabling greater growth and … [Read more...]

CyrusOne Adds Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District to Its Customer Portfolio

Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) announces that Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District has recently deployed colocation services within CyrusOne’s Houston West data center. Cypress-Fairbanks would be the third largest school district in the state of Texas and the 25th largest school district in the nation with a student body of 114,000-plus students.  “From their reputation in the market to their convenient … [Read more...]

451 Research: Global Data Center Colocation Market Projected to Grow from 132.4M Square Feet Now to 176.5M by the end of 2018

451 Research has projected that the global data center colocation market will grow in terms of total operational square feet from today’s 132.4 million square feet to 176.5 million by the end of 2018. Annualized revenue of the colocation market is projected to reach $33bn worldwide by end of 2018. 451 Research estimates that today, the world’s largest region in terms of total operational space for colocation (space supporting IT equipment) is … [Read more...]

Equinix To Open New Data Centers in Tokyo, Dallas, São Paulo and Sydney

Equinix, a global colocation and interconnection services provider, has announced its 2016 expansion plan. In addition to Equinix’s acquisition of Telecity, the company will open four new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers, in Tokyo, Dallas, São Paulo and Sydney respectively. In the coming weeks and months Equinix will bring these four new data centers online on four continents, adding over 4,000 new colocation cabinets of … [Read more...]

Equinix Announces Second Phase Expansion of SG3 Data Center in Singapore

Global colocation and interconnection provider, Equinix, has announced the second phase expansion of its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Singapore, known as SG3. When complete, phase two of SG3 will see an additional 2,000 cabinets, bringing its total operational capacity to 3,000 cabinets. With growing demand for interconnected data center facilities and managed services from the enterprise, financial services, … [Read more...]