Verizon places data center management task in Terremark's hands

Now that it has almost a year under its belt as a working subsidiary of Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Terremark is going to soon overtake management of all of the telco's global data centers in addition to expanding its own data center reach.

Terremark data center map

Terremark's North American data centers

Initially, Terremark will begin management of two of Verizon's data centers in San Jose, with plans to make assessments of other facilities in Texas, Georgia, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

"We're looking at the data center and saying, 'Okay, it's got X amount [of equipment], and if we wanted to take it to the next level, it would cost X amount of money.' Or do we just go ahead and ... build another data center?" David Layton, a senior VP for Terremark's West Region told Network Computing.

The transfer of data center management comes on the heels of Terremark's newly opened data center in Silicon Valley, a spot that is situated near major fiber routes from service providers such as AT&T (NYSE: T) and CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL).  

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