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Verizon picks Mesosphere DCOS to enhance data center service scale, automation

Verizon will start using Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System (DCOS), a move that it says will enhance data center operations with improvements in automation and scale when deploying applications, services and big data.

FairPoint says data centers could produce $3-4M in revenues

FairPoint may still be a nascent player in the data center market, but it's one that will help put its existing central office facilities to better use while furthering its bond with its business customers.

Zayo wraps dark fiber route build between NYSE and Equinix NY5 data centers

Zayo has completed the buildout of a dark fiber route between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) data center facility at 1700 MacArthur Blvd in Mahwah, N.J., and Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) data center at 800 Secaucus Road (NY5), enabling it to better respond to financial companies' desire for low-latency network services.

Cisco remains service providers' favorite router/switch vendor, says research firm

Cisco continues to be the service providers' top-choice core/edge router and carrier Ethernet switch vendor, according to a new IHS Infonetics report.

Infinera's Fallon: There's a pent up demand for 100G

Infinera's CEO is seeing continual demand for 100G optical equipment from its mix of traditional telco and emerging data center customers for its Cloud Xpress product line. Speaking to investors during its second-quarter 2015 earnings call, Tom Fallon said customers see 100G as a key requirement.

CenturyLink ramps data center capacity to 185 MW with 6-market expansion

CenturyLink continues to ramp up its global data center footprint, completing expansions in six major markets in its U.S. and international footprint that have enabled it to boost data center capacity to over 185 megawatts.

Comcast to supply GigE services to Host.net, enhances data center connectivity reach

Comcast Business is offering Ethernet services to Host.net, a Florida-based managed services and data center provider, an agreement that enhances the cable MSO reach into the data center market.

Digital Realty acquires Telx for $1.9B, doubles data center footprint

Digital Realty, a colocation and data center provider, is acquiring Telx from its private equity firm owners ABRY Partners and Berkshire Partners for $1.9 billion, a deal that will immediately enhance its data center footprint.

Synergy: Microsoft, HP dominate $114B data center infrastructure market

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 opens repurposed Manchester, N.H. central office facility as data center

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.