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

DOJ Clears Way for Equinix, Switch & Data Deal

Equinix (EQIX) is expected to successfully complete its acquisition of Switch and Data (SDXC) next week after the United States Department of Justice told the companies it will allow the deal to go forward. The $689 million merger brings together two of the industry’s leading colocation providers. Read More

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