Lumos Networks is furthering its foothold in the Pennsylvania business and wholesale services market by opening a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Washington, Pa.
Birch Communications has tapped David Gibson to lead its product development teams and its emerging wholesale service business as its new vice president of business development.
AT&T has been awarded a six-year, $100 million contract extension from UK-based global technology provider Smiths Group, illustrating the confidence the firm has in the telco's ability to serve its global networking requirements.
Equinix has acquired Nimbo, giving the data-center provider a new set of professional-services capabilities to help enterprise customers develop and implement hybrid cloud architectures.
Zayo is continuing its ongoing buying spree to enhance its data center portfolio by reaching a deal to acquire colocation and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider Latisys for $675 million.
Lumos Networks has been making progress in extending its fiber network to data center locations and its recent deployment to Expedient's data center in Pittsburgh's Allegheny Center Mall (ACM) is evidence of that trend. The service provider now has 29 data centers connected to its fiber network and five in Pittsburgh alone.
It's never been a better time to be in the data center colocation market, one that 451 Research says has surpassed the $25 billion revenue run rate with 6 percent of data center providers accounting for over half of global revenue.
Enterprises continue to be cautious about spending money on new services and network equipment with vendor revenues for the last four quarters declining, but by less than 1 percent on an annualized basis.
CenturyLink will continue to look at ways to enhance its data center and managed services unit by either building products in house or purchasing another company with specific talents or capabilities. Stewart Ewing, CFO for CenturyLink, confirmed that strategy at the UBS Annual Global Media and Communications Conference.
CenturyLink is acquiring DataGardens, a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) provider based in Edmonton, Alberta, a move that immediately enhances the disaster recovery capabilities of its cloud service portfolio.