Roundup: Limelight, Building 43, Lexent-Atlantic

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Here’s a roundup of data center industry news:

  • Shares of content delivery network operator Limelight Networks surged 14 percent Thursday, gaining 71 cents to $5.70. There was no news to account for the movement. “We don’t have a specific idea about the rally right now,” the company told Tech Trader Daily. Hmmmm…
  • Rackspace took the wraps off Building 43, the hosting community site featuring widely-followed blogger Robert Scoble. The new site’s launch-day linkage grabber is a video interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Atlantic Metro Communications and Lexent Metro Connect have completed a redundant dark fiber network into Yankee Stadium, the companies said this week. The new network connects the stadium to over 90 New York area carrier hotels and major enterprise buildings. This network is already in use and is currently available for service providers and broadcasters to lease and deliver the latest communications services to Yankee fans, such as streaming video to and from the Stadium. Atlantic Metro provided Lexent with the design specifications and Lexent built the network, while both companies worked together with hardware vendors to ensure the dark fiber network would meet requirements for high-definition streaming video.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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