Here’s our review of some of this week’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:
Ecritel Leases Paris Space With Digital Realty: Ecritel, a provider of internet hosting and managed services for businesses, has signed a new long-term lease at Digital Realty's Paris facility, the companies said today. The lease commenced 1 April 2012. Ecritel has experienced a surge in demand for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, as clients migrate an increasing volume of data into hosted and cloud-based environments.The partnership with Digital Realty will allow Ecritel to replicate its existing IaaS offering thanks to the new 4,300 square feet (400 square meter) facility in the greater Paris region, giving greater capacity to manage this growing demand from its expanding roster of clients. "As organisations increasingly move data into hybrid cloud infrastructures, it fuels significant expansion opportunities for cloud service providers," said Adam Levine, Vice President, Europe at Digital Realty. "Ecritel is amongst the very best of these. The growth in demand for facilities that provide a megawatt or less is a sign that such service providers are reacting to this shift and are planning to capitalise on increased maturity in the cloud computing market. At Digital Realty we're helping to ensure that businesses of all sizes are able to meet their data centre expansion requirements, be it on a large scale or a modular basis."
Russia's Company TTK Expands Across Platform Equinix: CJSC TransTeleCom (Company TTK), one of Russia’s largest telecommunications operators, has deployed infrastructure with Equinix in seven key markets, the companies said Monday. The agreement includes the deployment of a new core network node in Tokyo and a series of high-capacity Internet and Ethernet exchange connections in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Ashburn, London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Working with Equinix will considerably expand Company TTK’s connectivity capabilities across three continents by focusing on IP peering and Layer 2 connectivity. The multi service deployment will improve costs, reduce provisioning time and enhance end-to-end network performance. The move provides Company TTK with opportunities to connect to an ecosystem of over 4,000 networks and service providers. It also extends the breadth and depth of the Equinix Ethernet Exchange, enabling members to connect directly to virtually every lit building in the Russian Federation, through Company TTK’s fibre-optic network. "Our global deployment with Equinix puts the Russian markets in closer contact with global business and financial centers," said Vitaly Kotov, TTK Vice President and head of Backbone Unit. "When building connectivity to our extensive footprint in the Russian Federation, international companies and financial institutions can gain performance and security benefits. These new points of presence complement our unique assets, such as our low-latency land routes between Western European and Asian markets."
Continuity joins Telx Cloud Xchange. Telx announced that ContinuityX Solutions, a provider of business continuity and disaster recovery services, has joined the Telx Cloud Xchange. ContinuityX provides business continuity, disaster recovery, and managed network services to medium and large scale enterprise businesses. ContinuityX will leverage the Cloud Xchange to deliver solutions rapidly into new markets and optimize the security and performance of mission-critical infrastructure. “Telx has long been an industry leader in helping enterprises easily and quickly connect to entities in the cloud that meet their core business needs, said Kathy Godwin, senior vice president-operations for ContinuityX. “Their strategically-located, carrier-dense cloud connection centers provide us with optimal ability to meet all of our current and future customer’s application and infrastructure outsourcing needs, from security and disaster recovery to VoIP.”