Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 9

The week in review: Sentinel reports strong leasing in new NJ data center, competition is reshaping the content delivery market, Zynga IPO to help boost investment in data centers.

The interior of Sentinel Data Centers' facility in Somerset, N.J.

For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week:

  • Citing Strong NJ Leasing, Sentinel Starts Phase II - Sentinel Data Centers says it has leased space in its New Jersey data center to three of the largest Fortune 500 firms, who have leased more than 50,000 square feet of data center space. As a result, Sentinel said it will immediately begin construction on the second phase of construction at the data center in Somerset, N.J.
  • Competition is Reshaping the CDN Market - shares of content delivery networks Akamai Technologies and Limelight Networks have lost ground this year amid investor concern about growing competition from telco companies. As telcos and network operators discuss a federated content delivery network, Akamai may move to fight back by licensing its technology to network operators.
  • Closer Look: Eaton Opens Two New Data Centers - Power and cooling vendor Eaton Corporation recently opened two new data centers, located in Louisville and Simpsonville, Kentucky. The facilities showcase Eaton’s strides in energy efficiency and will upgrade the company’s global data center infrastructure. Eaton expects to realize $23 million in energy savings due to the improved efficiency of the new data centers.
  • Zynga to Boost Investment in Data Centers - Social gaming company Zynga has filed forms with the SEC for an initial pubic offering. Hoping to raise $1 billion, the company lists investment into data centers as a priority.
  • Investing: Interxion is Top Performer for Q2 - The industry’s only IPO of 2011 turned out to be the best performing stock for the second quarter. Interxion, which went public on Jan. 29, ended the first quarter at its IPO price of $13. But in the second quarter, the European hosting and data center specialist saw its shares rise to $15.14, a gain of 16.5 percent. Here’s a look at our Data Center Investor quarterly update for the three-month period ending June 30:

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