Equinix has launched two International Business Exchange data centers in Germany: Frankfurt and Dusseldorf. Both are part of the company’s 2007-2010 global expansion plan worth $1.4 billion. Equinix also plans to expand its Frankfurt-2 DC by an additional 8,202 square feet.
ShareFile has opened a data center in Ireland, which will allow its customers to download and upload files faster. The company has been placing its servers in different locations around the world to prevent and protect data loss.
CoreSite announced it will expand its Somerville, Massachusetts data center by an additional 120,000 square feet. The expansion of company’s Reston, Virginia data center, is scheduled to be complete by December 2010.
This week’s hosting news revolved heavily around the continued expansion of many companies and their data centers around the world, accompanied by news that an Energy Star rating metric for data centers is very close to completion.
A new energy-efficient data center from IBM is on display at Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park. Part of the company’s SmarterPlanet exhibit, this campaign involving Salable Modular DC is meant to provider a greater understanding of how technology affect people’s lives.
Tieto is building a new data center in Espoo, Finland. If the demand for space remains strong, the projected 3,280 square feet facility at the start will be expanded with an additional 1,140 square feet at a later time. Tieto’s investment into this project is approximately $25.5 million.
Cox Communications has announced a plan to build a new data center in Phoenix (company’s second DC in the area). With a construction cost of over $70 million, the facility is planned to start operating not before 2011.
HostICan has moved into a new facility outside Richmond Virginia. The new facility has power and connectivity that would meet customers’ collocation needs. The company, however, will continue to operate its data center in Washington, DC.
Severe weather in Northern California is taking its tall on data center performance. NaviSite‘s San Jose facility experienced multiple downtime starting around fifteen minutes before 5 o’clock Pacific Standard Time. An estimated total of 500 customers were affected by 17 outages. The following day at noon, NaviSite posted in its blog that its DC continues [...]
Iceland will get its own attention grabbing data center from Verne Global. The company announced it will use a former NATO command center to build one. Construction will be financed by Wellcome Trust, the largest investor in Verne.