Roundup: Google Mulls Taiwan Data Center

Google is reportedly buying land in Taiwan for data center development, T5 picks Alpharetta for $75 million project, Colt closes in on MarketPrizm acquisition, Connectria selects Scality for public cloud storage.

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

Rumor Patrol: Google Buying Land for Data Center in Taiwan - There are lightly-sourced reports from Taiwan that Google will invest $34 million to acquire a 15-hectare site in a government-developed industrial park located in a coastal area of central Taiwan for establishing a regional cloud computing data center. Google's PR representatives in Taiwan declined to comment. There have been reports since 2008 of Google scouting sites in Taiwan. From DigiTimes.

T5 picks Alpharetta for $75M data center - Atlanta-based T5 Partners LLC has picked Alpharetta, Georgia as the site of a $75 million data center. The 103,000 square foot building, expected to open in November, will be among the five largest data centers in the region. The data center, located on 12 acres, will include 54,000 square feet of raised floor space. Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Colt closes in on MarketPrizm acquisition - Colt, a telecoms company controlled by fund manager Fidelity, is closing in on the purchase of MarketPrizm, a trading technology company, as the UK telecoms group tries to deepen its appeal as a provider of electronic trading hubs. MarketPrizm, which provides services such as high-speed connections to trading venues, is part of Chi-X Global, the trading platform, and was put up for sale last year by Instinet, its majority shareholder. From the Financial Times.

Connectria selects Scality for public cloud storage: Scality today announced that enterprise-class hosting provider Connectria has selected Scality RING as the core technology of its new Storage as a Service offering.The Scality RING platform creates a series of nodes that are built using off-the-shelf servers. Each node on the RING controls its own segment of the overall storage pool. By monitoring other segments and constantly replicating – as well as load-balancing – the data, the storage becomes self-healing in the event of a drive or segment of the pool failing for whatever reason. Scality technology is used by service providers to deploy Storage-as-a-Service offerings, by email providers to store emails for millions of users, and by web service providers managing billions of files with very high performance expectations, either for Web 2.0 or business applications. Press release.

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