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JPNAP Deal with Equinix Validates Tokyo as Network Hub in Japan

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Customer wins announced in the colocation industry, with Equinix selected by JPNAP for an expanded Interconnection and peering service into Equinix’s newest data center in Tokyo, CoreSite selected by Belgacom International Carrier Services, and Savvis selected by SIX Financial Information. Read More

Microsoft Accelerates Its Data Center Expansion

One of the ways Microsoft builds out data center capacity is by using ITPAC modules of its own design, such as these at its Quincy, Washington, site. (Photo: Microsoft)

In recent weeks Microsoft has leased a large chunk of data center space in Silicon Valley, as well as additional space in northern Virginia. The latest leases continue a massive expansion of Microsoft’s Internet infrastructure to support growth in its Azure cloud services and Xbox Live gaming service. Read More

Google Boosting Encryption Between Data Centers

Google no longer uses MapReduce to create large compute clusters for analytics at its data centers. (Photo: Google)

Google says it has accelerated an initiative to encrypt data moving between its data centers, citing growing concerns about data privacy amid ongoing revelations about the code-breaking capabilities of the NSA and other global security agencies. Read More

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