Equinix is continuing to make headway with its expansion efforts in Japan, opening up its first data center, OS1, in Osaka along with partners K-Opticom, Kanden Energy Solutions and O-BIC.
Equinix has named Karl Strohmeyer as president of its Americas operation where he will be tasked with the management, strategy and growth plan for the region.
Ihab Tarazi, who is known in the telecom industry for his work at Verizon, has begun writing a new chapter in his telecom career by taking on the CTO position at Equinix.
Equinix is taking a bigger bite out of the Latin American market as its ALOG subsidiary that it purchased in 2011 has built a second International Business Exchange in Rio de Janeiro.
Equinix and Digital Realty, according to Synergy Research Group's Q2 report, may be the market share leaders in the colocation market, but they face a viable competitive threat in NTT which has colocation facilities in 21 countries.
Equinix is deploying BTI Systems' Data Interconnect solution, including its BTI 7000 Series to interconnect its data centers in Singapore.
Verizon is extending its Private IP service to Equinix's International Business Exchange data centers worldwide to accommodate the growth of cloud computing and software-as-a-service applications.
The data center market continues to evolve from a place where enterprises and service providers store racks of equipment to a platform for delivering managed services. One of the key trends driving the new interest in data centers, for both traditional providers and ILECs that are trying to transform themselves from voice-centric telcos, is cloud services.
Seaborn Networks, an emerging submarine cable provider that's building out the 32 Tbps Seabras-1 cable network with a link between Sao Paulo, Brazil and the United States, has established Brazil gateways with both Equinix and Telx.
Equinix on Wednesday announced it would spend $43 million to build its fourth International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Tokyo.