Wholesale, Colo Players Compete on More Deals

Sellers of wholesale data center space are increasingly competing with colocation providers on deals, according to company executives in both sector. Meanwhile, one major wholesale player has bought a prominent colocation operation. Read More

ancotel to Acquire LIDARC Facility

German colocation and interconnection specialist ancotel GmbH has acquired a data center facility in Westbury, Long Island and plans to develop the site as a connectivity hub for the New York market. Read More

CFTC Eyes Rules for Low-Latency Colo

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission is considering new rules governing colocation services supporting high-frequency trading, which would reportedly include both exchange-operated colocation services and third-party vendors. Read More

Equinix Completes Switch & Data Merger


Equinix (EQIX) has completed its acquisition of Switch & Data, creating a colocation juggernaut spanning three continents. The purchase of its long-time rival gives Equinix a global footprint of more than 6 million square feet of data center space across 87 data centers. Read More

Equinix, Switch & Data Soar on Deal News

Shares of colocation providers Equinix and Switch & Data are sharply higher in today’s trading after the United States Department of Justice told the companies it will allow their nearly $700 million merger to go forward. Read More

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