Colocation provider Equinix has opened its new downtown Atlanta data center, which has its first announced customer. Cloud computing service provider Colocube today announced that it has occupied space at the new Equinix facility, which builds upon the company's existing data center in the 56 Marietta carrier hotel operated by Telx.
"We have experienced explosive growth in cloud services as enterprises have realized benefits with cloud-based infrastructures, and we are expanding our footprint in Atlanta to support that demand," said Fred Tanzella, CEO of Colocube. “Providing managed private cloud and enterprise cloud services that are both hypervisor neutral and carrier-neutral as a op-ex service verses a cap-ex spend has been appealing to CIOs and CFOs. Our cloud services offer the highest levels of security with monitoring from multiple third-party Internet security firms which resonates with CIO’s that have been concerned with security in the cloud.“
Colocube provides managed cloud, managed hosting, and high-density computing services for mission critical applications that allow enterprises to scale operations while reducing costs and IT infrastructure support.
Equinix (EQIX) acquired the downtown Atlanta data center as part of its acquisition of Switch and Data last year. In discussing the deal, Equinix cited Atlanta as one of the markets where it could benefit from undeveloped space in the Switch & Data data center portfolio.