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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.

Oxford, BayRing merge to create Northern New England fiber competitor to FairPoint, Comcast

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 tries to shake up cloud market with AirFrame launch

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 outbids Interxion for Telecity with $3.6B offer

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.

Service provider interest in packet-optical transport deployments wanes, says IHS Infonetics

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 opens Washington hydroelectric powered data center, enhances cloud, disaster recovery capabilities

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 establishes presence in Australia's data center market

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 lights third Denver data center, capitalizes on Latisys acquisition

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 Hosted Solutions achieves SOC 3 compliance for 14 data centers

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.