Verizon has taken the next step forward in transitioning to NFV by completing an OpenStack cloud deployment across five of its data centers in the United States.
Windstream's efforts to tap into the burgeoning data center interconnection (DCI) market continues to pay off, as the telco's recent move to provide intra-data center services at Chicago's famed Cermak center shows.
RCN Business has begun offering 10G direct connections to Amazon Web Services, giving local business customers an alternative option to connect to a major cloud provider.
Ericsson has acquired NodePrime, a San Francisco-based data center management startup, enhancing its efforts to help service providers configure and manage data center hardware.
Zayo Group has completed its $18.9 million acquisition of Texas-based Clearview International, bolstering its data center holdings with an additional 30,000 square feet of colocation space.
Lumos Networks has brought its dark fiber connectivity into the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center in Norfolk, Va., marking the 35 th data center in the region and the first data center Lumos has connected to in its Norfolk/Hampton Roads, Va., expansion market.
From a regional perspective, Synergy Research's fourth quarter 2015 data shows that the U.S. now accounts for 46 percent of major cloud and internet data center sites. The next most prominent locations are China and Japan, with 7 percent and 6 percent respectively.
Google and Amazon may have reduced their capital spending in 2015, but that did not effect the global server market too much-- it grew 7 percent during the year. Dell'Oro Group said that this was the largest gain the market has seen since 2011, when the market was overcoming the fallout of a global recession.
CenturyLink may be mulling the future of its data center business with a possible sale, but the telco's move to expand capacity in 8 centers shows that it still sees value in these assets.
CenturyLink's stock was downgraded by Jefferies to $24 over concerns that the pending sale of its data center may not fetch a large enough price.