From time to time the HostingJournalist.com editorial staff publishes a special selection of editorial pieces on a certain topic or trend. The HostingJournalist.com editor’s picks are being marked as #HJPICKS on our social media channels. This week our editors provide you with a Top-7 list of the most interesting news items on COLOCATION within the global cloud, hosting and data center market.
Colocation Firm eStruxture Builds Montreal Data Center with Vertiv
December 2019 – eStruxture, a provider of data center solutions including colocation, private cloud, managed services, bandwidth and IT security, has partnered with continuity solutions vendor Vertiv to transform a building formerly housing the Montreal Gazette printing press into its MTL-2 data center facility. Read further.
“With MTL-2, the eStruxture team had a clear vision of turning a defunct printing press facility into a state of the art, environmentally sustainable data center with the capacity and connections to support our customers’ demands for scalable colocation and robust connectivity solutions,” said Todd Coleman, CEO of eStruxture.
Equinix Plans to Open Its 3rd Data Center in Warsaw, Poland
November 2019 – Global colocation and interconnection company Equinix has announced an expansion of its European data center presence with the development of a new data center in Warsaw, Poland. The opening of this colocation facility is planned for Q1 2020. The first phase of this new data center build, called Equinix WA3, will add 475 cabinets and more than 1,400m2 (15,200 sq. ft.) of colocation data center space. Read further.
“Equinix WA3 will be a big milestone and aid in further establishing cloud data sovereignty in Poland,” said Robert Busz, Managing Director, Equinix Poland.
Dutch Colocation Provider Dataplace Acquires Datacenter Nedzone
November 2019 – Dataplace, a colocation provider from the Netherlands, has acquired Datacenter Nedzone – a data center services provider in the south of the Netherlands. The acquisition brings Dataplace’s facilities across the Netherlands to six in total. Read further.
“We are extremely pleased with this addition to our growing number of data centers in the Netherlands and look forward to working with the team,” said Gerben van der Veen, Managing Director of Dataplace.
maincubes Expands European Presence With New Carbon-Neutral Data Center in Frankfurt
October 2019 – Datacenter developer/operator maincubes is expanding its European network of highly redundant data centers. In addition to its current data centers in Amsterdam and Frankfurt, the data center operator has planned a new data center in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main area, maincubes FRA02. This new facility will focus on sustainability in particular. Approximately 8,500 square meters of colocation white space are to be built on five floors. Read further.
“The aim is to establish a European data center network with a focus on sustainability and customer orientation – FRA02 takes an important step towards this future orientation,” said Oliver Menzel, CEO of maincubes.
Billion European Data Center Joint Venture Completed
October 2019 – Equinix and Singapore-based GIC (Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund) announced in July it would form a $1.0 billion European data center joint venture – to develop and operate ‘xScale data centers’ in Europe. Now the formation of this joint venture has been completed. Read further.
“The formation of our joint venture with GIC is a strategic milestone for Equinix as we continue to deepen our relationships with the world’s largest cloud and hyperscale companies,” said Charles Meyers, President and CEO of Equinix.
Maxihost Deploys Bare Metal Cloud at CoreSite’s Los Angeles Data Center
October 2019 – Global on-demand bare metal cloud and network services provider, Maxihost, has deployed its “advanced” bare metal cloud platform and “high-performance” DDoS protected network at CoreSite’s One Wilshire campus in Los Angeles. Maxihost would serve clients that require large amounts of bandwidth with very low latencies. Read further.
“We selected CoreSite due to its reputation and for being the most well-connected data center on the West Coast, and for its competitive, flexible colocation and connectivity options for Maxihost,” said Guilherme Soubihe Alberto, CEO of Maxihost.
Cologix Opens New 5 MW Colocation Data Center in Vancouver, US
September 2019 – Network-neutral colocation data center company Cologix, a company with 28 interconnection hubs and 5 hyperscale capacity facilities across 10 strategic North American markets, has announced the opening of its new data center in Vancouver in the US (Cologix VAN3) with 5MW of power and more than 42,000 square feet of floorspace. Read further.
“Tripling our capacity in Vancouver, our VAN3 data center is a direct response to the growing demand for highly connected and scalable data center capacity from local digital media-intensive businesses and global cloud players,” said Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO of Cologix.
Iron Mountain Opens Second Data Center in Phoenix
August 2019 – Global provider of storage solutions, colocation and information management services, Iron Mountain, has expanded its Phoenix data center campus with the grand opening of a second “enterprise-grade” data center facility, AZP-2. The three-story purpose-built facility will span more than 530,000 gross square feet and deliver 48 megawatts of total IT capacity at full build out. Read further.
“The addition of AZP-2 increases our ability to meet the demand from customers looking for a lower cost, highly resilient data center solution in the Western U.S,” said Mark Kidd, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Centers at Iron Mountain.
GIGA Data Centers’ NC Facility Achieves OCP Ready Status
July 2019 – The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation has granted GIGA Data Centers’ Mooresville, NC, data center the OCP-Ready status. An OCP Ready site complies with all site requirements for a colocation service provider to be able to serve OCP customers and their hardware in its facilities. Read further.
“Our new North Carolina facility utilizes the latest modular data center construction and cooling technologies to offer efficiency gains that provide up to 56% less power consumption, reducing the customer’s cost dramatically,” said Jake Ring, CEO, and Founder, GIGA Data Centers.
Vantage Helps Data Centers Across North America to Support Machine Learning and AI
July 2019 – Vantage Data Centers, a provider of wholesale facilities, has joined the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center Colocation Program to help organizations deploying NVIDIA artificial intelligence (AI) systems scale their infrastructure to support machine learning and AI initiatives. Read further.
“Vantage’s facilities are purpose-built to power and cool high-density GPU clusters for applications such as machine learning and AI,” said Mark Freeman, vice president of marketing, Vantage Data Centers.