Colo Roundup: Equinix, Phoenix NAP, Colocation America

Equinix (EQIX) selected for BT Radianz proximity hosting, Phoenix NAP selected by Yahoo Serious, Colocation America expanding Los Angeles data centers, Global Capacity expands with Ethernet services.

John Rath

May 16, 2012

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

Equinix selected by BT.  Colocation provider Equinix (EQIX) said this week that  BT has selected Equinix data centers for the roll-out of BT Radianz Venue, a cloud-based high-performance suite of services designed to enhance BT’s proximity hosting capabilities and provide optimized latency and interconnectivity between trading venues throughout the world’s top financial markets. The new capabilities from BT will be offered in an additional 10 financial ecosystems across Equinix data centers in North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific. BT Radianz Venue comprises three services now offered inside Equinix data centers that are specifically designed to help customers address the challenges of liquidity, fragmentation and new trading opportunities, while enhancing trade execution performance. “In order to scale presence across global markets, financial firms are positioning trading infrastructure inside Equinix’s global IBX data centers” says John Knuff, general manager, Global Financial Services at Equinix. “These dense interconnection points are critical to the global trading community, providing an environment where shared infrastructure, super-fast connections, reduced total cost of ownership, connectivity costs and a wide range of choices form a new industry backbone for service delivery, prospecting and innovation.”

Phoenix NAP selected by Yahoo Serious.  Phoenix NAP announced that Yahoo Serious, a back-end IT services provider, has selected the data center for its hosting needs. Yahoo Serious recently started up Firebird Broadband, with the intention of providing affordable high speed wireless business internet services out of Phoenix NAP to the Sky Harbor Airpark area. Phoenix NAP was selected because of its infrastructure, layered security systems and vast array of carrier options. "Yahoo Serious, LLC has greatly benefited from Phoenix NAP's infrastructure flexibility and versatility to expand its operations with zero downtime," said Ian C. Park, Yahoo Serious, LLC owner.

Colocation America expanding Los Angeles data centers.  Colocation America announced that it is increasing its available Los Angeles data center space by fifty percent. The extra data center space means that both small businesses needing a dedicated server with minimal bandwidth and large companies requiring several server racks of space can continue to be accommodated. Reasons for the increase in demand include a rise in foreign and domestic companies seeking to have West Coast server redundancy. “If we are not prepared to immediately meet client demands for server space, then we are not staying committed to our mission of providing the highest level of customer service,” stated Albert Ahdoot, Colocation America’s Business Development Director.  “By making it incredibly easy for businesses to colocate or get a dedicated server with us, we can put our effort into staying on top of the latest data center technological developments.”

Global Capacity expands with Ethernet services.  Global Capacity announced the addition of Ethernet Access services to the One Marketplace Access Exchange with physical interconnection points in Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX.  Strategic network interconnections will facilitate revenue growth by exposing on-net Ethernet services to automated market demand. Once interconnected, clients have a cost-effective and efficient method to expand their reach leveraging the available capacity of other participating Carriers, Service Providers or Enterprise Customers. “With the increased demand for Ethernet Services across the industry, Global Capacity has a unique advantage by providing customers a streamlined and more efficient process to manage their off-net quoting and delivery solutions,” comments adds Patrick Shutt, CEO of Global Capacity. “By strategically interconnecting with partners, Global Capacity can deliver increased market transparency and leverage carrier’s excess capacity to provide a more comprehensive solution to its customers which will add value to the entire marketplace.”

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