Roundup: CoreSite, Horizon, Peer 1, Akamai

Peer 1 completes the first phase of its Toronto data center, CoreSite and Horizon Data Center Solutions expand their management teams, Akamai HD Network to power Cannes film festival.

John Rath

May 12, 2010

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


PEER 1 Ontario Data Center Completed.  PEER 1 announced that the company's new 40,000 square foot, $40 million data center located in Toronto, Ontario is officially up and running. The new facility is the first to offer all three services - colocation, managed hosting and dedicated hosting.  The first of four $10 million PODs was built out and will hold approximately 270 cabinets in the 7,500 square feet of data center space.  This is the third Toronto facility for PEER 1 and 17th worldwide.

CoreSite adds to management team.  CoreSite announced the addition of three key members to its executive management team. Chuck Price was appointed as senior vice president of information technology and is responsible for the overall technology strategy at CoreSite. Prior to joining CoreSite Price was the head of technology for TD Ameritrade.  Chris Bair was appointed as vice president of sales and is responsible for the sales and revenue growth of all CoreSite products. Rob Sistek is the new senior vice president of capital markets and is responsible for structuring and executing the company's debt and equity capital markets transactions and oversees the company's treasury functions.

Escher, Nordberg Join Horizon Data: Horizon Data Center Solutions said Tuesday that it has added Tom Escher and Richard Nordberg, Jr. to its executive team. As Director of Channel Sales, Escher will develop and grow Horizon’s sales channel. Nordberg steps into the role of general manager – eastern region and will guide the business development, operations and service delivery for Horizon’s East coast expansion efforts out of its newest facility in Manassas, Va.

Akamai selected for Cannes Film Festival. Akamai (AKAM) announced that online video coverage of the 63rd Cannes International Film Festival will be delivered on the official Cannes website using the Akamai HD Network. The award presentations and proceedings will be streamed with the help of partner Inlet Technologies. Both on-demand coverage and trailers will utilize the Akamai HD Network for Adobe Flash Platform and be delivered in full HD resolution. Inlet's Fathom advanced encoding platform will be used to prepare all content being streamed from the event. Akamai also announced plans to integrate support for Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming and Adobe Flash Access 2.0 into the Akamai HD network.

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