Video: Jay Adelson on the Early Days of Equinix


“It was a crazy time.” That comment sums up the experience of Jay Adelson, co-founder of Equinix, describing the effort to build the first major colocation provider. Adelson, known to many for his role in creating the news portal Digg, founded Equinix in 1998 with the late Al Avery. Adelson… Read More

OnRamp Will Build Second Austin Data Center

The interior of the OnRamp data center in Raleigh as it was preparing to open. The company is also building a new data center in Austin, Texas. (Photo: OnRamp).

Data center operations company OnRamp announced it is building a 42,000 square foot data center in Austin which will open late this year. The announcement of OnRamp’s Austin II project comes just one week after the company announced the opening of a data center in the heart of Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, NC. Read More

Cologix Opens Second Site at Dallas INFOMART

The distinctive facade of the InfoMart, where colocation provider Cologix now operates 40,000 square feet of data center space. (Photo: Cologix)

Cologix has been rapidly expanding since it acquired its first data center at the Dallas INFOMART from NaviSite back in 2010. Now the company comes full circle, launching its second data center at the INFOMART, it’s 12th facility in just two short years. Read More

Roundup of Hosting, Cloud News: INetU, Internap, Phoenix Nap

INetU will offer its full product portfolio of cloud and security services from its Seattle data center starting in April.

INetU adds a data center in the Pacific Northwest; Phoenix NAP adds services at its Asburn data center; an Internap survey finds that customers want clouds with control; and the United States is once again reported as having the top volume of spam emails compared with other countries around the world. Read More

Equinix Building Boom Continues. Is Chicago Next?

A design concept for a six-story, 300,000 square foot data center in Chicago proposed by McHugh Construction.

For Equinix, 2012 was a year of extraordinary expansion in its global infrastructure, as the company spent $607 million on data center construction and another $334 million to acquire companies in key international markets. It will continue its growth in 2013, and a recent reports suggests that may include a new facility in downtown Chicago. Read More

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