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

Growth Ahead for Low Latency Colo Market

Kevin McPartland of TABB Group says low-latency colo providers may see growth from smaller trading firms.

As the market for low-latency financial trading continues to grow, data center providers are likely to see growing demand from smaller trading firms, even as larger players continue to chase ever-faster “feeds and speeds.” Read More

Equinix Opens 50th Data Center

Colocation provider Equinix today announced the opening of its 50th International Business Exchange (IBX) data center, a large facility in the London market. The milestone caps $2 billion investment by Equinix in expanding its data center infrastructure between 2007 and 2010. Read More

Roundup: Hibernia, Telx, Lexent, VeriSign

Gibernia Atlantic’s Global Financial Network has become part of Switch and Data’s GeoReach program, while dark fiber specialist Lexent Metro Connect has expanded its presence within Telx facilities, and VeriSign reports 192 million domain names in 2009. Read More

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