Roundup: Equinix, Rackspace, Active Power
Here’s a roundup of data center industry news from released Monday:
- Equinix (EQIX) and Japan Internet Exchange Co. Ltd. (JPIX), the largest Internet exchange in Japan, have announced that JPIX has extended its peering fabricto the Equinix Tokyo-2 data center located in Shinagawa. As a part of the agreement, Equinix customers will be able to directly exchange traffic with JPIX’s diverse aggregation of Internet service providers, cable TV service providers and content providers.
- Rackspace (RAX) released a survey in which nearly 50 percent of customer respondents said that they expect the percentage of IT budgets spent on hosted services to increase over the next five years. “Two thirds of the survey respondents use a services provider to host one or more of their SaaS applications today and the data indicates that demand is likely to increase,” said John Engates, chief technology officer, Rackspace Hosting.
- Active Power (ACPW) announced the shipment of its 2,000th flywheel UPS (uninterruptible power supply) system, which was purchased by Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) to support an application in the solar power sector. Active Power has now deployed more than 500 megawatts of flywheel UPS power protection to customers around the world.