Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
DH Capital Arranges Financing, Lease for Ashburn Data Center: Investment banking firm DH Capital announced the closing of DBT-DATA's purchase of an existing building located in Ashburn, Virginia, as well as the leasing of this property to RagingWire Enterprise Solutions. DH Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to DBT-DATA, assisting the company by arranging the required financing and negotiating the terms of the RagingWire lease. "With strong demand for capacity, Northern Virginia remains among the strongest datacenter markets in the country," stated Peter Hopper, CEO of DH Capital. "DBT-DATA's facility is located near all of the major datacenters in the area. We are pleased we were able to assist the developer in financing the project and attracting a high quality tenant." Press release.
Internap leases Dallas-area Data Center: Internap Network Services Corp. is renting the former call center building in Plano, Texas. The two-story, 125,030-square-foot building near State Highway 190 was previously rented to TeleVista Co. and has been vacant for three years. Investor Behringer Harvard Short Term Opportunity Fund I LP has owned a 90 percent stake in the building since 2004 and said in financial filings this week that it “will convert this property into a state-of-the-art data center.” From the Dallas News.
Telus to build Quebec Data Center: Telus will invest C$105 million ($108.24 million) over the next three years to build a data center in a remote corner of Quebec as it eyes opportunities in cloud computing and unified communications. Construction is set to start in a few weeks and the center is due to open in 2012, Telus said in a statement on Wednesday. Via Reuters.
Desktone to Offer Cloud-Hosted VDI on Equinix: Equinix announced that Desktone, the pioneer of Cloud-hosted Desktops-as-a-Service, will leverage Platform Equinix to launch the next generation of its cloud-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Desktone selected Equinix for its proximity to existing customers and target markets, flexible global infrastructure, and ability to scale to support rapid growth in end-user utilization and adoption. Desktone will initially deploy in North America, and has plans to expand globally across Platform Equinix. Press release.