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

A Dissenting Voice on Colo Growth

Lydia Leong from Gartner has a blog post discussing why her growth projections for the colocation market are lower than those from many other analysts. Leong says the hot, high-demand markets aren’t telling the whole story. Read More

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