Businesses increasingly depend upon secure, reliable availability and high-speed connectivity as they pursue digital transformation. The third entry in a new special report series focuses on the business and technical drivers behind the move to colocation.
With its $335 million acquisition of Packet, Equinx hopes to use bare metal servers to deploy colo as if it were cloud, evolving its business model to embrace a deeper push into services.
Iron Mountain has spent several years adding data center capacity and green power. In 2020 it will also focus on enhancing its interconnection capabilities and building connected customer ecosystems.
Netrality remains focused on building out a national network of connectivity-rich carrier hotels in major metros, and has more resources to power that strategy after its acquisition by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners.
SBA Communications’ acquisition of a Chicago interconnection facility is the latest move by tower-focused real estate investment trusts (REITs) to establish a beachhead in the data center world.
Projects like the IEIC (Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee), of which QTS is a member, work to “stimulate transformation, regional economies and internet infrastructure growth globally,” and are designed to deemphasize the heavy reliance of the current concentrated, congested peering points. A new white paper from QTS, “QTS Peering and Data Exchange,” explores how companies can help the industry proliferate the number of buildings where internet and content networks can exchange traffic and do so in a neutral and open way.
In a clear signal of its growing ambitions in the colocation market, Digital Realty has unveiled PlatformDIGITAL, a broad initiative to sharpen its focus on problem-solving for enterprise customers retooling their IT infrastructure.
Digital Realty has agreed to acquire Interxion in an all-stock deal with an estimated value of $8.4 billion, the largest acquisition in the history of the data center industry.
A $500 million investment from an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund is the next step in the transformation of Cologix into a larger player in cloud on-ramps and software-defined networking.
In the next 5 years there will be a meteoric rise in data traffic flowing through network intersections, according to a new report from Equinix. That means data centers will become even more pivotal to the digital economy.