Roundup: Nginx, Cologuard, Sidera, IO, TDS

Nginx Inc. raises $3 million funding, ColoGuard connects with Sidera Networks, Baltimore Technology Park completes SSAE 16 exam, 360networks extends network to IO Phoenix, data center incident won't delay TDS expansion in Madison, Wisconsin.

Here's our review of some of this week's noteworthy links for the data center industry:

Nginx, Inc. Raises $3 Million Funding - Open source web server developer NGINX has received $3 million in a fully subscribed Series A round. Today NGINX powers over 40 million domains on the Internet, and over 20 percent of the top 1000 busiest websites around the world, including Facebook, Zappos, Groupon, LivingSocial, Hulu, TechCrunch, Dropbox and WordPress. The investment includes funding from BV Capital and Runa Capital and an entity affiliated with MSD Capital, the private investment firm for Dell Inc. Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell. The funding will be used to support the company’s plans for its new commercial arm, Nginx, Inc., and its expansion into the U.S. From press release.

ColoGuard Aligns with Sidera Networks - ColoGuard, a subsidiary of GalaxyVisions, and provider of colocation services in the New York metropolitan area, announces that its customers now have access to Sidera Networks’ low-latency, scalable and reliable connections at its facility. Sidera Networks specializes in providing high bandwidth connectivity solutions that enable customers to gain a competitive advantage. Enterprises that use ColoGuard’s state-of-the-art datacenter can leverage this low-latency connectivity for financial transactions, VoIP and other applications. From press release.

Baltimore Technology Park Receives SSAE 16 Type II - Baltimore Technology Park, a colocation data center based in Baltimore, today announced the successful completion of its Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Type II examination. This was obtained after a two-month SSAE 16 Type II audit process. SSAE 16 Type II supplants Baltimore Technology Park’s previous examination of controls, SAS 70 Type II, and demonstrates the data center’s continued commitment to providing industry-leading security for its customers. The report affirms Baltimore Technology Park’s qualifications as it pertains to its ability to meet its customers’ requirements for internal controls over financial reporting. From press release.

360networks Extends Data Center Coverage to IO Phoenix - 360networks, a facilities-based wholesale provider of Private Line Transport, Ethernet, IP, and VoIP services, today announced the completion of a fiber optic build to IO Phoenix. 360networks now offers Ethernet, IP, Wavelengths, DSx, and OCN services from this new location. “Adding 360networks expands the options for IO’s customers in choosing the connectivity and services that work best – in price, performance, and location – for their businesses,” said Anthony Wanger, President of IO. IO is headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. From press release.

Data center incident won't delay TDS expansion project - TDS says a malfunction in a piece of equipment Sunday night that brought fire crews to the addition being built onto its Fitchburg data center will not delay completion of the project. Employees were testing a backup power unit for use in the expanded Team Cos. data center, 5515 Nobel Drive, when the unit overheated, TDS spokeswoman DeAnne Boegli said. The incident created smoke but no flames, she said, and did not knock out customer service in the existing data center.