Roundup: JRM, Caronet, Telx, Colo America, IO

Developer of Chicago data center project cites progress, Caronet expands data center to add space and power, Telx and Colocation America announce channel partnership, IO announces contract with Broker Brain.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for this week:

Developer of Chicago Project Cites Progress - The final phase of engineering to support the electrical systems for a 315,000-square-foot data center facility in Chicago has been completed, developer JRM Technology announced. Commonwealth Edison and the design-build team have finalized the engineering for the data center's power needs, moving the project forward after over 30 months of robust analyses and verifications, said James R. McHugh, JRM Technology's principal. McHugh says111 E. Cermak will be powered by potentially 40 megawatts of electricity. Two separate ComEd substations from two separate transmission grids will service 111 E. Cermak. Initially, 16 megawatts plus emergency power could be made available to the data center within six months of breaking ground on the project.

Caronet Expands Data Center Space, Power - Colocation provider Caronet has announced that it is expanding its space and power availability to accommodate growth experienced by its east coast data center. The company expands with more than 15,000 square feet of hosting and colocation space supported by significant increases to its power supply and backup units to bring its total data center footprint across three units to more than 40,000 square feet of Tier 3 space. Caronet’s “green” facility allows it to leverage solar power in providing customers with fairly priced, optimally equipped, environmentally conscious colocation and hosting facilities and managed services. “Our expanded space and enhanced power availability illustrates our growing presence in several global market sectors where our experience and knowledge is unique,” said Morgan Miskell, Director of Engineering and Facilities for Caronet.

Telx, Colocation America Announce Channel Partnership - Interconnection and data center provider Telx said this week that it has entered a non-exclusive channel partnership agreement with Colocation America, a West Coast data center operator. Under the terms of the channel partnership agreement, Telx has engaged Colocation America as a Master Agent, allowing the company to offer its customers carrier-neutral connectivity choice and colocation in any of Telx’s carrier neutral data centers in eight key U.S. cities. “Colocation America is proud to be a channel partner with Telx, one of the fastest-growing interconnection and colocation companies in the U.S. today,” said Albert A. Ahdoot, Business Development Director at Colocation America. Press release.

IO Announces Contract With Broker Brain: IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, announced today that it has been awarded a contract with Broker Brain, a leading provider of real estate owned (REO) asset management tools. As part of the agreement, IO will provide Broker Brain with Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) at IO Phoenix, delivered through its modular technology platform IO Anywhere.

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