Verizon's NAP of the Americas in downtown Miami (Photo: Verizon)

Verizon's NAP of the Americas in downtown Miami (Photo: Verizon)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of January 15th

For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

Who May Buy Verizon’s Data centers? – This is generally considered a good time to sell, and at least some of the data centers in Verizon’s portfolio are highly valuable from a strategic point of view. There are plenty of companies that could benefit from taking them over, given that the price is right.

IBM, AT&T to Help Digital Realty Reel in Enterprise Cloud Users – Digital Realty Trust is teaming up with some of its largest cloud-provider customers, starting with IBM and AT&T, to court enterprises, most of whom it expects to eventually transition to a hybrid infrastructure strategy, combining dedicated on-prem infrastructure with cloud services.

Digital Realty data center in Chessington, U.K. (Photo: Digital Realty)

Digital Realty data center in Chessington, U.K. (Photo: Digital Realty)

Equinix CEO Unveils Aggressive Plan to Court Enterprises – The Redwood City, California-based company, already the world’s largest data center provider, wants to at least triple its customer base over the next five to 10 years and expects enterprises to comprise most of that growth.

Inside Equinix's SV5 data center in San Jose, California (Photo: Equinix)

Inside Equinix’s SV5 data center in San Jose, California (Photo: Equinix)

Interxion Security Breach Exposes Customer Contacts – European data center services giant Interxion suffered a security breach in December that exposed the contact information of 23,200 existing and prospective customers.

An Interxion data center in La Courneuve, a Paris suburb. (Photo: Interxion)

An Interxion data center in La Courneuve, a Paris suburb. (Photo: Interxion)

Who Leased the Most Data Center Space in 2015? – A lot of wholesale data center capacity was gobbled up last year and the bulk of it was leased by cloud providers and companies providing other popular web services.

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