Digital Realty will acquire a majority interest in the Westin Building Exchange in Seattle, the primary interconnection hub in the Pacific Northwest. The company says the deal will strengthen its interconnection business.
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.
Bloomberg reports that infrastructure fund Macquarie is seeking a deal to buy a stake in Netrality Data Centers, which operates carrier hotels in major cities.
The explosive growth of cloud computing has prompted Google to go vertical with its server farms, shifting from single-story designs to four-story data centers. This allows Google to pack more servers into the same real estate footprint.