Service provider and enterprise spending on data center infrastructure over the past four quarters continued to rise, reaching $114 billion, accounting for 23 percent of the total, says a new Synergy Research report. Microsoft and VMware lead the software market, commanding nearly 90 percent of the software revenues.
FairPoint Communications has opened its latest data center in downtown Manchester, N.H., at a facility that was a Central Office that was designed to deliver traditional voice service. Business customers can use the new data center or its Laconia facility as primary or secondary data center sites or as part of a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy.
Oxford Networks and BayRing Communications have signed an agreement to merge in a deal that will create a larger fiber-based competitive provider threat to incumbent telco FairPoint and Comcast Business in Northern New England.
Nokia Networks says its new data center solution is the first to combine the benefits of cloud computing technologies to meet the stringent requirements of the telco world.
Equinix has announced an agreement to acquire UK-based Telecity for $3.6 billion, effectively beating out Interxion, which announced an all-stock bid for the company in February.
While service providers are still moving ahead with their packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) plans for this year and next, a new Infonetics survey reveals that interest dropped a bit.
CenturyLink has opened a new data center in central Washington that operates on hydroelectric power, a move it says will enable enterprises to lower their power costs while serving as another site to deliver cloud and disaster recovery services.
CenturyLink has taken another step forward with its Asia-Pacific data center expansion effort, announcing that it has extended its services into the Australian market through a partnership with Data-Center-as-a-Service provider NEXTDC Limited.
Zayo's colocation business, zColo, has opened its third data center in Denver, Colo., a market it entered by acquiring Latisys, a colocation and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider.
Windstream's Hosted Solutions subsidiary has completed a Service Organization Control (SOC) 3 examination for 14 of its cloud-enabled data centers, furthering its own commitment to meet high level compliance standards for its growing base of business customers.