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Roundup: PAIX, Corelink, PhoenixNAP, Savvis

Switch & Data (SDXC) opens PAIX Toronto Internet exchange, Corelink hires Michael Duckett as President and COO, Global Crossing (GLBC) completes fiber build to Phoenix NAP, Savvis (SVVS) offers Symphony cloud in UK.

Here's a roundup of some of the headlines in a busy day for data center news announcements:

Switch & Data Opens PAIX Toronto: Citing growing demand in the Canadian market, Switch and Data (SDXC) today announced the launch of its newest PAIX Internet exchange in its data center at 151 Front Street in Toronto. Companies including Internap, Internet Light and Power, nLayer, and SoftCom, Inc. have already joined PAIX Toronto. Switch and Data operates PAIX Internet exchanges in six major IP hub markets in the U.S. The PAIX centers are named for the Palo Alto Internet Exchange, the first major carrier-neutral Internet exchange point, providing connectivity from multiple fiber providers.

Duckett New President at Corelink: Chicago colocation provider CoreLink Data Centers has hired Michael Duckett as President and Chief Operating Officer, the company said today. Duckett comes to Corelink from Terremark Worldwide, Inc. where he was Senior Vice President, Operations.  "Michael is a great addition to the Corelink team," said Geoff Hampson, Corelink Data Center's founder and CEO. "He brings over 20 years of industry experience and knowledge, along with a proven track record of managing and operating successful high growth business and rounds out the senior team, positioning Corelink for rapid growth and value creation." Corelink has colocation facilities in Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas and Chicago.

Global Crossing Wires PhoenixNAP: Phoenix NAP said today that Global Crossing (GLBC) has completed a fiber build into the Phoenix NAP facility. Global Crossing’s presence will enable tenants of the new data center to easily access Global Crossing’s premier IP-based network to support their IP and data networking needs. "As a network access point it is important for us to offer high-quality connectivity solutions while simultaneously recognizing the differing requirements of clients," said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP. "The Global Crossing network is designed to meet the most demanding of needs, and we are very excited to have them in our data center."

Savvis Expands Symphony Cloud to UK: Enterprise hosting specialist Savvis (SVVS) has announced that its Savvis Symphony Open public cloud infrastructure service is now available to European clients through its UK data center in Slough. The expansion follows growing demand for Savvis' cloud infrastructure and managed hosting offerings in Europe. Savvis Symphony Open is the second cloud solution available from Savvis' 37,500 square foot data center in Slough, which complements the broad portfolio of managed and virtualized hosting, private cloud and network services that Savvis currently offers to enterprises and the public sector. "While Savvis has seen growth in managed hosting services in Europe for many years, as enterprises have sought the benefits of managed services, we are now experiencing increasing demand for both private and public cloud infrastructure services," said Brian Klingbeil, managing director EMEA for Savvis.

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