It's been an extremely busy week for data center news. Here's a roundup of some of the announcements in the hosting and networking space:
- Interconnection specialist Telx announced that custom network provider CFN Services has added network nodes for its ultra low latency financial network in Telx facilities at 60 Hudson Street and 111 8th Avenue in New York City as well as in 600 South Federal Street in Chicago. These new nodes provide Telx Financial Exchange customers colocated in New York, New Jersey, and Chicago with access to CFN’s ultra low latency network. “In the current market, financial services companies need every advantage available to thrive,” says Eric Shepcaro, CEO of Telx. “The suite of financial service providers and ultra low latency networks, such as those offered by CFN, are critical to our customers’ success.”
- Colocation and interconnection provider Switch and Data (SDXC) said Wednesday that Canadian online dating site Lavalife Corp. has colocated its infrastructure in Switch and Data’s 151 Front Street data center in downtown Toronto. Lavalife is consolidating its Toronto operations into one location, and picked Switch and Data to house its corporate infrastructure and expand its network interconnectivity options.
- Tiscali International Network, the former carrier arm of Tiscali Group, announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity firm BS Private Equity. The company will be rebranded as "Tinet" and announced plans to deploy a third Network Operations Centre (NOC) in the USA. "With the backing of a major Private Equity firm, we are in a strong position to consolidate our growth in the market", said Paolo Susnik, CEO of Tinet. Rob Powell has more at Telecom Ramblings.