Here’s our review of some of this week’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:
Equinix selected by Elastichosts. Equinix (EQIX) announced that Elastichosts, a global Cloud Server provider, has deployed in Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Hong Kong. Elastihosts chose Equinix for its rich cloud ecosystem, to grow its business in Hong Kong, as well as in neighboring countries such as Taiwan, China, Singapore, and the rest of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations). The broad reach of ecosystems available with Platform Equinix gives Elastichosts access to a large marketplace of potential customers for revenue generating opportunities. “Deploying with Equinix in Hong Kong brings us immediate benefits as we enter the Asia-Pacific market,” said Richard Dvies, CEO of Elastihosts. “We are in close proximity to hundreds of networks and through these networks, closer to our customers. Its rich ecosystem gives us the confidence that we can gain access to a broad pool of potential customers and partners to grow our revenue, while its global footprint ensures we can achieve rapid deployment and scalability as we expand our presence across Asia-Pacific.”
CentriLogic to acquire Capris Group. Canadian data center operator CentriLogic announced an agreement to acquire the Capris Group, an Ontario-based IT services provider. “This is the first step in our expansion plans across Canada,” said chief executive officer Robert Offley. “The acquisition of Capris rounds out our capabilities in Ontario and the [Greater Toronto Area] and we’ll now look to other provinces.” In addition to western Canada, CentriLogic is also scouring for potential acquisitions in Quebec. Internationally, it plans to acquire one data centre in the United States, where it currently operates two facilities. It will also add a second facility in the United Kingdom.