Roundup: Equinix, ViaWest, AboveNet, C7

Equinix data centers connect to TeliaSonera, VaWest adds HP 3PAR storage, AboveNet (ABVT) connects to the Montgomery Westland bunker, C7 selected by Hubbard Radio.

John Rath

June 9, 2011

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Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:

Equinix selected by TeliaSonera.  Equinix (EQIX) announced that IP network and managed services provided by TeliaSonera International Carrier, a global provider of cross-border IP and managed services, are now available to customers in 25 of its International Business Exchange data centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.  Leveraging Equinix allows TeliaSonera's customers to locate their assets and applications close to their target markets. “As a leading global IP carrier we are conversant with the specific needs and growing requirements of the online content industry for the provision of 'always-on' services, and data centers play a vital role here," said Erik Hallberg, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier. "Not only does Equinix offer industry leading colocation, power and cooling solutions, its global platform of data centers enables us to easily extend the reach of our best-in-class IP solutions."

ViaWest adds HP 3PAR storage. ViaWest announced the addition of a new managed storage solution, the first service to be introduced under ViaWest’s KINECTed brand. The product portfolio features cloud-based storage and computing services for businesses of all sizes pursuing more efficient computing strategies. Featuring HP 3PAR storage arrays the new product will combine high-speed fibre channel with large volume SATA drive.  Roy Dimoff, Chairman & CEO of ViaWest explains, “by combining dynamic file allocation with multiple storage technologies, KINECTed Storage gives customers an unbeatable combination of performance, management ease and low costs.”

AboveNet connects to The Bunker. AboveNet (ABVT) announced that it will soon be connected to the Montgomery Westland Data Center known as The Bunker.  AboveNet will be providing the data center’s customers with access to its private, optical network and extensive fiber footprint for high bandwidth connectivity from the facility in Montgomery to business hubs in Houston and the top metro markets in the U.S. and Europe. Enterprise and carrier customers at The Bunker will have access to metro Ethernet, WDM, Long Haul and IP transit services from AboveNet as well as connections to more than 450 data centers. "Businesses continue to move mission-critical applications to data centers to handle data intensive applications such as multimedia transfers, data replication and disaster recovery," said Jymme Gomez, chief executive officer, Westland Bunker. "We are pleased to connect to AboveNet’s high performance network to offer the bandwidth services and routes to meet the Westland Bunker customers’ communications needs."

C7 selected by Hubbard Radio.  C7 Data Centers announced the signing of a multi-year colocation agreement with St. Paul-based Hubbard Radio, LLC. As part of the agreement C7 will provide Hubbard Radio with data center space, power, bandwidth and personnel services. “Working with C7 has been a satisfying experience and our team is very impressed with their facilities and services,” stated Mark Preston, Vice President Digital Media for Hubbard Radio. “C7’s team of professionals continues to meet our needs at reasonable rates.”

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