A roundup of data center news from Rackspace Hostign (RAX), Digital Realty Trust (DLR), Quality Technologies, and Terremark Worldwide (TMRK).
Rackspace (RAX) has shared details of its cloud computing operations, and the numbers provide some interesting contrasts with the company's traditional power base in managed hosting.
Rackspace Hosting (RAX) will expand its data center network with an additional facility in Ashburn, Virginia, where it will lease space from DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT).
What happens when you offer everyone in America a free 20 ounce Dr. Pepper, and point them to your web site? That crashing noise is the sound of the web servers at DrPepper.com.
Verizon (VZ) launches a peer-to-peer CDN offering using Velocix technology, while Rackspace (RAX) launches its CloudFiles CDN with support from Limelight NEtworks (LLNW).
Rackspace (RAX) said "larger use of recycled equipment" in its cloud computing operation is one of the trends allowing it to reduce its capital expenditures for 2008 by $40 million.
Rackspace Hosting (RAX) is reducing its planned capital spending on data centers because it believes it will be able to buy or lease a facility for less than it would cost to build one of its own.
Almost lost in the hubbub around Rackspace's acquisitions of Jungledisk and Slicehost was an expanded partnership between Rackspace (RAX) and Limelight Networks (LLNW).