Roundup: Equinix, Interxion, Terremark

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Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:

Equinix Selected by IPC.  Equinix (EQIX) announced that financial trading communications provider IPC has extended its core networking infrastructure to additional Equinix International Business Exchange data centers located throughout the Asia-Pacific region. IPC is also in Equinix facilities across North America and Canada.  The secure network offered by IPC interconnects more than 200 cities across six continents.  “IPC’s decision to select Equinix’s premier data center services in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo is another vote of confidence for Equinix across the Asia-Pacific region,” said David Wilkinson, senior director, Business Development of Equinix in Asia-Pacific. “Our established ecosystems of financial communities in our IBX data centers present an immediate market opportunity to IPC, hence facilitating its penetration into the regional markets.”

Interxion selected by AlgoSpan and ALGO Technologies. European data center provider Interxion announced an agreement with AlgoSpan and ALGO Technologies, to offer low latency connectivity and market data services from Interxion’s City of London data center with immediate effect.  With an estimated one-way latency of below 270 microseconds AlgoSpan will be the first provider to create an ultra-fast connection between the London and Slough facilities.  “Interxion’s extensive customer base, combined with our speed of connectivity and quality of market data, positions us well to help the latency sensitive trading community gain ultra-fast connectivity to trading venues and market data feeds,” said Hirander Misra, CEO of ALGO Technologies and co-founding Director of AlgoSpan.

Terremark launches Latin America Enterprise cloud. Terremark (TMRK) announced the initial deployment of its Enterprise Cloud in Latin America. Leveraging the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Terremark will provide customers scalable cloud-based resources from its Network Access Point (NAP) in Sao Paolo Brazil.  “By purchasing a dedicated resource pool of processing, memory and storage, the Enterprise Cloud offers our customers more flexibility and agility over the traditional server-based model, allowing for a precise and dynamic allocation of computing resources as needed,” said Rodolfo Garia, President of Terremark’s Latin American Business Unit. The Terremark enterprise cloud provides a flexible and scalable platform for companies to purchase dedicated resource pools of processing, memory and storage.

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