During the second quarter, the data center sector outperformed with rest of the communications infrastructure market, as both CyrusOne and Equinix have experienced sharp growth, according to Barclays analyst Amir Rozwadowski.
Equinix has completed the sale of eight European data center assets to Digital Realty for $874 million, fulfilling a mandate by the European Commission to gain approval of its Telecity Group acquisition.
Equinix and other large data center providers will gain potential new revenue growth opportunities as more enterprises and SaaS providers migrate to the private and hybrid clouds.
The data center industry is evolving again, as traditional players like Equinix continue to scale, while telcos with data center assets like CenturyLink are mulling the future of their business.
Equinix has introduced its Data Hub service targeting enterprise customers' need to store data near the clouds they use while maintaining control on how that data is managed.
In the colocation space, New York, London, Washington, Tokyo and Silicon Valley were the top worldwide metro areas that generated the most colocation revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015. According to Synergy Research, these markets account for 27 percent of worldwide retail and wholesale colocation revenues.
RCN Business is broadening its service area in the desirable New Jersey market through its partnership with dark fiber provider Cross River Fiber.
AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Equinix, SK Telecom and Verizon have joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) in an effort to drive the organization's new Telco Project focused on data center technologies.
Time Warner Cable Business Class is offering connectivity to Equinix's Cloud Exchange, providing its Ethernet customers the ability to bring their own cloud services to its network.
USA Fiber has established an agreement with ByteGrid to create a dark fiber link between its Silver Spring, Md., data center to the growing Ashburn, Va., market, helping the data center provider reduce latency between its cloud platforms.