Sellers of wholesale data center space are increasingly competing with colocation providers on deals, according to company executives in both sector. Meanwhile, one major wholesale player has bought a prominent colocation operation.
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.
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...
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.