Roundup: Verizon, Equinix, Telx, DataSite

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

Verizon completes SAS 70 audits around the globe.  Verizon Business (VZ) announced that it has completed the annual SAS 70 Type II examinations of its data centers around the globe, which support the company’s colocation, managed hosting and application management services. The SAS 70 Type II examinations were completed for 15 colocation data centers in North America, remote IP application management centers in San Francisco and London, and the tenth consecutive year for a successful examination in Verizon Managed Hosting Centers in the U.S. and U.K. “Given the nature of a SAS 70 Type II examination, we believe our successful completion further differentiates Verizon in the marketplace while providing tangible proof of our commitment to delivering unsurpassed value, performance and security,” said Kerry Bailey, group president – enterprise cloud strategy and services at Verizon.

Equinix completes Zwolle data center.  Equinix (EQIX) announced that the expansion of its Equinix International Business Exchange data centre in Zwolle, ZW1, has been completed.  The Netherlands facility is operated by Virtu Secure Webservices BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Equinix. An additional 494 square meters (about 5,317 square feet) of space has been added and was driven by strong demand for data center services in the region. “Our SME and service provider customers rely on Platform Equinix to improve their application performance and to connect to partner and customer ecosystems,” said Frank van der Heijden, Director Managed Services at Equinix. “The expansion of ZW1 will enable our customers to grow their business in this part of the Netherlands as well as abroad.”

DukeNet joines Telx Ethernet Exchange. Telx announced that DukeNet Communications, a fiber optic telecommunications provider, has joined the Telx Ethernet Exchange. As a major network expansion initiative in the Atlanta Metro area DukeNet will enjoy simplified interconnection with service provider networks within the Telx Atlanta data center. “Getting connected to the Telx Ethernet Exchange expands our access to lit buildings in the Metro Atlanta area,” said Tony Cockerham, senior vice president of Sales and Business Development, DukeNet Communications. “We see it as a quick and easy way to provide valuable exposure to our Ethernet services while enabling us to expand our reach by interconnecting to regional providers also on the Telx Ethernet Exchange.”

DataSite Orlando selected by Nerv Web Hosting.  DataSite Orlando announced that hosting provider Nervweb.com has selected them for data center services.  “All of our decision making boils down to one question, ‘What is best for our customers?’” said Sean McCarthy. “DataSite provides the best data center option that supports our customers’ 100 percent uptime requirements.” Nervweb offers hosting and dedicated servers and will soon offer cloud hosted virtual servers, cloud storage and cluster computing. The DataSite Orlando facility is 130,000 square foot, SAS70 Type II audited and has dual underground power feeds from diverse utility substations.

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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  1. I believe SSAE 16 is the new data center certification that replaced the SAS 70.