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Equinix and Eastern Light to light up the Nordics

Global data centre provider Equinix has announced plans for a new international fiber optic cable route in Europe. It will be delivered by Eastern Light who specialise in building and selling long-haul dark fiber routes in the Nordic region. The plan is to allow customers to use their own equipment on the dark fiber. It…

Equinix completes Verizon data centre deal

Equinix has announced that it has completed the acquisition of 29 Verizon data centres. The deal was originally announced in December. It is an all cash deal worth $3.6 billion. Equinix will take over 1,000 Verizon customers, 600 of whom are new to Equinix. It will be interesting to see just how many of those…

Discovery turns to Equinix for IOA

Equinix has announced that Discovery Communications has engaged it to create an Interconnection Orientated Architecture (IOA). The company is the owner of a number of TV channels including, among others, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Eurosport. It is looking for an IOA to enable it to move its digital business to a fully cloud-based…

ZENEDGE increases capacity tenfold

Security vendor ZENEDGE has signed a deal with Equinix that will increase its capacity tenfold. The deal sees ZENEDGE deploy a number of new mega-POPS (Points of Presence) inside Equinix data centres. Each of the data centres will be PCI compliant and Equinix will also market ZENEDGE to its customers. According to Yuri Frayman, Chief…

Equinix announces IBX expansion plans

Global data centre giant Equinix has announced its latest expansion plan. It’s last major expansion phase saw it swallow most of the Verizon’s global data centre portfolio. Now it has announced it is to open five new International Business Exchanges (IBX) and expand 14 others. Once completed, this will take the total number of IBX…

Marketo and Infor target market together

Marketo and Infor have announced a global strategic partnership. The press release states that the Infor Customer Experience Suite (formerly SalesLogix) and the Marketo Engagement Platform will be integrated. The combined solution will provide marketers with a complete view of customer journeys. Steve Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Marketo commented: “The explosion of digital technologies and…

Equinix delivers private access to Salesforce

Equinix has announced it is delivering direct and private access to Salesforce via the Equinix Cloud Exchange. This is available to all US and European customers with no details of when they will support other regions. Private and dedicated connections improve speed and reliability. They also reduce compliance concerns for customers in regulated industries. According…

Equinix buys another 29 data centres

Data centre operator Equinix appetite for growth shows no sign of abating. It has just announced the acquisition of 24 data centres sites from US Carrier, Verizon. There are 29 data centres across the sites and there have been rumours that Verizon wanted to sell for some time. The fact that Equinix has managed to…

Equinix spends $211 million in Paris

Equinix has managed to purchase the site of its PA2 and PA3 data centres in St. Denis, Paris from Digital Realty. The deal sees Equinix paying €189,750,000 (approximately US$211 million) to Digital Realty for the real estate and data centre facility. With 5,000 cabinets already sold in the twin data centres the acquisition enables Equinix to…

Optus on Cloud-N with Equinix

Optus has announced the availability of a white label SDN solution. The Optus Cloud-N solution allows customers to resell the Optus SDN solution and present flexible bandwidth to customers for specific traffic types. The service is initially available from the Equinix data centres in Melbourne and Sydney. It will be interesting to see whether Equinix…