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Roundup: Interxion, TelecityGroup, CoreLink

France-IX Opens in Interxion Paris site, TelecityGroup and AMS-IX expand partnership, CoreLink completes SAS 70 audit, ViaWest announces Garrard as new EVP, Martin to manage Latisys in Orange County.

Here’s a roundup of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:

Interxion partners with France-IX. Interxion announced that France-IX, the largest Internet exchange in France, is now operational in its Paris data centers. France-IX has made arrangements to migrate PANAP and SFINX Internet Exchange traffic to France-IX, making it France's largest exchange, carrying in excess of 100 Gigabits per second of traffic.  "Unlike London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, Paris had no single, large-scale, neutral Internet Exchange until now – a situation which has meant that many carriers chose not to exchange traffic in Paris," said Franck Simon, Managing Director, France-IX. "Although many IXPs were present in Paris, there wasn’t really a strong place for peering. France-IX addresses and resolves these issues, providing a technically advanced and highly professional neutral exchange enabling Paris to join the front rank of Europe’s Internet interconnection hubs.”  With over 70 percent of French Internet exchange traffic, France-IX will add to the Interxion portfolio of 18 leading public Internet Exchanges in Europe connecting at Interxion facilities.

TelecityGroup and AMS-IX expand partnership. TelecityGroup announced that AMS-IX has installed its first extension point at TelecityGroup's Amstel Park data center.  With 60 percent growth in traffic through AMS-IX the infrastructure expansion was built to enable higher level of peering and connectivity options. “To ensure we can provide the most effective platform, we need to offer customers our peering options from a diverse range of premium colocation facilities," said AMS-IX CEO Job Witteman. "TelecityGroup’s Amstel Business Park is one of the most advanced data centres in Europe, and through our long-term relationship with the company, we know the level of security and connectivity its facilities provide."

CoreLink completes SAS 70 Type II audit. CoreLink Data Centers announced it has received a SAS70 Type II audit for its nationwide data centers.  “CoreLink Data Centers’ attention to detail, strict process culture and relentless focus on customer service enable us to offer maximum reliability, security, and stability for our customers,” said Michael Duckett, President of CoreLink Data Centers. Last month CoreLink relocated its headquarters to Mount Prospect, Illinois and brought their new Chicago data center online.

ViaWest announces new Vice President. ViaWest announced the selection of Paul Gerrard as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “Paul is a great addition to our executive management team,” said Roy J. Dimoff, ViaWest CEO & Chairman. “He has a solid record of success and the indispensable industry experience we need to help us truly focus our efforts in a competitive marketplace.”  Prior to ViaWest Mr. Gerrard was the senior vice president of sales for SunGard's western region.

Martin to Manage Latisys in Orange County: Latisys said Thursday that it has strengthened its data center operations team by adding Robert Martin to manage the firm’s growing data center operations in Orange County. In his role as Data Center Operations Manager at Latisys, Martin will manage day-to-day operations for the firm’s existing data center in Irvine, California (OC1), and will also manage operations for Latisys’ new 93,000 square foot, Tier 3 data center facility (OC2) which is currently under development. Martin brings to Latisys more than a decade of data center operations experience – most recently managing operations for Savvis’ Irvine, California facility, where he was responsible for managing large-scale mission critical IT infrastructure for some of Orange County’s leading enterprises and service providers.

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