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          issue 38


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          for the corporate occupier
          november 2006


       issue 38


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Centerpoint                                               Canadian                                              Quality technology
developing tier                                           enterprises an                                        services announces
iii data centre at                                        open target for it                                    agreement to
Dupage national                                           disaster                                              purchase Globix
technology park                                           Nearly half of Canadian companies have suffered
                                                          from a disaster such as a power outage or IT
CenterPoint Properties has announced that it is           failure, according to statistics released this week   Quality Technology Services, one of the nation’s
breaking ground on a 62,000 sq ft collocation             -- but almost three quarters of the country’s         largest privately held providers of data centre
data centre at the DuPage National Technology             businesses are unprotected by a business              facilities and managed services, has announced it
Park in West Chicago. The build-to-suit facility,         continuity plan, reported IT Business.                has entered into an agreement to purchase Globix
called the Cyber Continuity Centre, will be owned                                                               Hosting, a subsidiary of Globix Corporation. The
and managed by Cyber Continuity Centre West               The survey, conducted by Leger Marketing for          purchase adds New York and California to the
Chicago and is expected to open in the Spring of          hosted services company Fusepoint Managed             existing QualityTech locations for a total of 1.5
2007, reported MidWest Business.                          Services, also reveals that only half of the          million sq ft in data centre facilities, reported Tech
                                                          companies with a disaster recovery plan consider      Links.
Charles Wm. Foster, Cyber Continuity Center’s             it to be “full-blown,” with nearly one in three
managing partner, said, “We are excited to                firms admitting to an “unofficial” program.           “The addition of the Globix US Hosting business
work with CenterPoint Properties at the DuPage            Twelve per cent of firms rely on a phone tree as      is in line with our strategy and is one step towards
National Technology Park. It provides a great             their primary means of continuing business in the     achieving our goal to be the premier provider of
opportunity to bring an innovative technology             event of a disaster.                                  managed services and data centre facilities in the
product to market and deliver premier data                                                                      country,” says Chad Williams, Chairman and CEO
storage and disaster recovery services to our             October 2nd                                           of Quality. “The New York and California areas
infrastructure-intensive client base. Cyber                                                                     are key pillars in that strategy” Williams added.
Continuity Centre will be Chicagoland’s most
secure collocation data centre, catering to a broad
range of information sensitive companies.”
                                                          Digital realty                                        October 4th

October 2nd                                               trust acquires data                                   960,000 sq ft data
                                                          centers in new york                                   centre gets snapped
Data centre                                               City and northern
would monitor 27                                                                                                up in downtown
                                                          virginia from                                         Atlanta
agencies                                                  Abovenet                                              Quality Technology Services has become the new
A new state data centre that possibly will be built                                                             owner of a 960,000 sq ft data centre in Atlanta.
in the Mohawk Valley would watch over the                 Digital Realty Trust, the owner and manager of
                                                          corporate data centers and Internet gateways,         The technology infrastructure company purchased
computing needs for about 27 state agencies, a                                                                  the property from New York City-based mission
spokesman for the state Office for Technology said.       has acquired the East Coast data centre business
                                                          of AboveNet, a premier metro access provider          critical facilities owner MetroNexus, which had
Computer operations specialists would monitor                                                                   acquired it in 2000 and redeveloped it from a
mainframe and server applications to support secure       of custom fiber solutions. The purchase price is
                                                          US$40 million. PR Newswire reported.                  warehouse into a data centre for US$80 million,
lines for agencies that control health, welfare, public                                                         reported CPN Online.
safety and other information, state officials said,
reported Utica OD.                                        The transaction consists of the purchase of
                                                          one fee simple interest property in Reston,           Originally developed in 1954 as a Sears
                                                          Virginia and two leaseholds located in New            distribution facility, QualityTech’s new acquisition
Several existing data centers in the Albany area                                                                is located downtown at 1033 Jefferson Street
would be consolidated into the new facility. Last         York City and Vienna, Virginia. The purchase
                                                          includes approximately 120,000 sq ft of data          and has now been renamed Quality Metro. The
week, state officials indicated a commitment to                                                                 property is still home to two tenants that account
constructing the facility in the Utica area. Last         centre facilities in three buildings containing
                                                          approximately 58,000 square feet of turn-key          for about 200,000 sq ft of space. “Basically,
month, the SUNY Board of Trustees transferred                                                                   with that building gone, most of our inventory
21 acres of land from SUNY Institute of                   data centre space.
                                                                                                                has been absorbed,” Adam Wenz of real estate
Technology Utica/Rome to the state Office of                                                                    services firm GVA Advantis told CPN; GVA
General Services, making the Marcy campus the             October 3rd
                                                                                                                Advantis had been handling leasing activity on
frontrunner to receive the data centre.                                                                         behalf of MetroNexus.
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old fallout shelter                                  equinix enhances its HsbC to expand in
converted it into a                                  financial exchange   Amherst, niagara
secure underground                                   platform with        County
data centre                                          connectivity to                                       In one of the region’s largest private sector
                                                                                                           investments, HSBC Bank USA confirmed it
Just east of the Havens Landing RV Park in
Montgomery County, a cold war relic is buried
                                                     Chicago mercantile                                    would spend US$166 million on a series of local
                                                                                                           expansion projects and investing US$1.77 billion
beneath 50 feet of earth. Now, some 16 years
after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the owners   exchange                                              during the next 15 years in the region. The
                                                                                                           announcement, which was jointly made by bank
                                                                                                           officials and Gov. George Pataki, includes deals
of a 25-year-old nuclear fallout shelter have
converted it into a secure underground data          Equinix, the provider of network-neutral data         for HSBC to build a 275,000 sq ft data centre
centre, reported KHOU.                               centers and Internet exchange services, has           in Pendleton -- a US$96 million investment
                                                     announced a joint service agreement with the          -- and expand its existing Amherst data centre
Houston-based Continental Airlines recently chose    Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the world’s largest      operations on Park Club Lane by another 20,000
the site as a back-up operations centre to use in    and most diverse financial exchange, offering         sq ft, Business First reported.
the event of a citywide disaster like Hurricane      direct fiber connectivity between Equinix’s
Rita posed last year. The underground bunker will    Chicago Internet Business Exchange centre and         The bank will also be investing US$70 million
house the airline’s backup computers and data        the CME, reported Business Wire.                      in IT infrastructure at the two data centers with
systems to monitor its planes around the globe                                                             a promise to spend US$105 million annually
in the event Continental can not use its primary     The agreement further strengthens the position        on local IT infrastructure deals. The data centre
control room at its headquarters in downtown         of Equinix’s Chicago IBX centre as a strategic hub    expansions will create 78 new jobs while the IT
Houston. “It’s virtually impenetrable,” said Julie   for the connectivity and IT operations of financial   infrastructure spending plan will result in 1,500
King, a spokeswoman for Continental Airlines.        trading companies. With critical requirements         jobs being retained locally.
                                                     for the highest levels of security and uptime,
October 4th                                          these companies can directly interconnect with        October 5th
                                                     an aggregation of network service providers
                                                     and other trading partners within Equinix’s

marquisnet opens                                     Chicago hub, eliminating the cost as well as
                                                     the performance degradation associated with           pepsiCo international
125-seat disaster
                                                     linking to multiple partners over great geographic
                                                     distances, while enhancing redundancy and
                                                                                                           taps Hp for global
recovery service                                     October 4th
centre near Las                                                                                            infrastructure
vegas Airport                                        Centerpoint opens                                     management
MarquisNet has announced the opening of its          Chicago data centre                                   HP has announced it has signed a seven-year
                                                                                                           global services agreement with PepsiCo to
start-to-finish customizable disaster recovery
service centre for companies in crisis situations.
“It’s a home away from home where companies
                                                     facility                                              provide data centre management services and
                                                                                                           infrastructure consolidation for the company’s
can send personnel to deal with recovery, using      Industrial real estate owner and developer            PepsiCo International division. HP will consolidate
real-time backup redundant data to maintain          CenterPoint Properties has announced it has           PepsiCo International’s technology infrastructure
critical business operations and thereby prevent     opened a 62,000 sq ft collocation data centre at      into three HP data centers located in Mexico,
loss of revenue,” said Mark Hansen, chief            the DuPage National Technology Park in West           Singapore and the United Kingdom. These data
technology officer for MarquisNet, Business Wire     Chicago, Illinois. The Cyber Continuity Center        centers will support PepsiCo business operations
reported.                                            will be owned and managed by Cyber Continuity         in more than 60 countries outside the United
                                                     Center West Chicago, and is expected to open in       States and Canada, reported a Company press
“Client employees have available to them 125         spring 2007, reported The WHIR.                       release.
state-of-the-art workstations equipped with
soft Voice over Internet Protocol telephones,        “We master planned the DuPage National                This initiative will migrate PepsiCo International
brand-new computers, and familiar software           Technology Park to satisfy the data capacity          to a standardized storage and server architecture
programs,” Hansen said. “MarquisNet’s new            and information security demands of 21st              that provides capability upgrades in the areas
disaster recovery service centre complements the     century businesses,” says Fred Reynolds, SVP of       of application management, network security,
company’s collocation services and constitutes       development at CenterPoint. “Cyber Continuity         disaster recovery, asset management and
a good insurance policy in itself by allowing        Centre is an excellent example of an innovative       operations support. HP will use a variety of
business continuity in the event of fire, flood or   company that will benefit from the advantages         storage and server systems, tools and software to
other disaster.”                                     offered here, advantages not available at any         manage PepsiCo International’s new data centre
                                                     other location currently in the market.”              environment.
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Hosted solutions                                      smarsh expands                                       DaimlerChrysler
lands managed                                         nyC tier one data                                    extends relationship
hosting deal with                                     centre                                               with verizon business
Krispy Kreme                                          Smarsh, the financial industry’s most trusted
                                                      managed service provider of innovative, high-
                                                                                                           for managed network
Hosted Solutions, the Carolinas’ data centre and
Web hosting company, has announced that Krispy
                                                      performance and reliable email archiving and
                                                      messaging compliance solutions, has announced        services
Kreme, the branded retailer and wholesaler of         the opening of the company’s latest tier one data
                                                      centre in lower Manhattan, in close proximity to     Verizon Business has announced that its 17-year
high-quality doughnuts, has selected the company                                                           global communications services agreement with
as its web hosting provider, reported Triangle        the New York Stock Exchange and other financial
                                                      institutions and clients, Business Wire reported.    DaimlerChrysler has been extended. In addition,
Business News.                                                                                             Verizon Business will now deliver managed
                                                      The 2,000 sq ft data centre takes advantage          services to the auto manufacturer’s Mercedes-
Krispy Kreme’s web presence is integral to the                                                             Benz unit, DM Newswire reported.
company’s daily operations including employee         of an extremely high-tech and secure facility
training, franchisee and media relations, apparel     that recently received more than US$35 million
                                                      in technical renovation, making it one of the        Under the extension, Verizon Business will
and gift card sales and fundraising. To ensure                                                             continue to provide managed network services
maximum uptime of these critical functions,           most ideal hosting sites in the Northeast. The
                                                      building was selected by Smarsh executives           for DaimlerChrysler worldwide, including
Hosted Solutions will provide Krispy Kreme a                                                               DaimlerChrysler’s assembly networks in North
fully managed web application including servers,      because it is one of only three facilities in the
                                                      Northeast that have transatlantic fiber optics       America and in Europe, the Middle East and
firewall, tracking software and Microsoft licensing                                                        Africa (EMEA). Under the new Mercedes-Benz
out of the company’s Charlotte data centre.           connected directly to the building, creating a
                                                      high-speed data pipeline overseas. Additionally,     agreement, Verizon Business will provide a
                                                      as a major “peering point” for dozens of Internet    combination of managed services to support the
October 5th                                                                                                luxury automaker’s network, end-to-end.
                                                      service providers (ISPs) in the U.S., the location
                                                      is effectively “on the internet backbone,”
                                                                                                           October 9th
workstream reveals                                    providing incredible bandwidth performance and

new hosting facility October 5th                                                                           bonfils blood Centre
and infrastructure   High-Growth                                                                           chooses Data9
Workstream has announced the rollout of a new,
state-of-the-art data centre and infrastructure to
                                                                                                           as managed
be used to host its Workstream TalentCenter suite

                     consulting firm
of applications. The company said the primary                                                              infrastructure
North American data centre site is a Bell Canada

                     outsources data
hosting centre in Toronto, Canada. It boasts
of 99.999% uptime, multiple and redundant
power supplies and networks and advanced                                                                   Data393, a Colorado managed IT infrastructure
                     centre to Q9
administrative control and monitoring processes,
among others, Trading Markets reported.
                                                                                                           provider, has announced that it has signed an
                                                                                                           agreement to provide Bonfils Blood Centre in
                                                      Q9 Networks a leading Canadian provider              Colorado with Data393’s Metro Area Ethernet
October 5th                                           of outsourced data centre infrastructure for         connectivity and collocation services through
                                                      organizations with mission-critical IT operations,   Data393’s facility in the Denver Tech Centre,
                                                      is pleased to announce that Matrix Solutions,        Productivity Apps reported.
                                                      a high-growth environmental and engineering
                                                      consulting firm headquartered in Calgary, Alberta,   This agreement allows Bonfils to leverage the
                                                      has outsourced its data centre requirements to Q9    consistently available infrastructure that they
                                                      in a comprehensive infrastructure deal, News Wire    require as they communicate with their nine
                                                      reported.                                            community donor facilities and more than 200
                                                                                                           healthcare facilities in Colorado and beyond.
                                                      Providing services such as environmental impact
                                                      assessments, site assessment and reclamation,        October 10th
                                                      monitoring and remediation of contaminated
                                                      groundwater and soils and river engineering,
                                                      Matrix operates from six offices in Alberta and
                                                      British Columbia. It has experienced rapid growth,
                                                      doubling its headcount to approximately 180
                                                      employees over the last two years. With more
                                                      than 500 clients and 2,000 projects currently
                                                      underway, its data storage requirements have also
                                                      increased exponentially.

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baltimore                                               newenergy                                             new complex for
technology park                                         consolidates data                                     Hp means 10
announces major                                         centre                                                more jobs
build-out to meet                                       After years of adding servers into its Atlanta data
                                                        centre, NewEnergy Associates hit the wall. As well
                                                                                                              Hewlett-Packard plans to add 140 high-tech and
                                                                                                              professional jobs at a US$430 million data centre

increasing demand                                       as running out of space, it reached a boundary
                                                        in terms of heat and power consumption. It
                                                                                                              complex that will be built in northwest Houston,
                                                                                                              the company told county officials. Commissioners
                                                        wasn’t feasible to add another air conditioner or     Court voted to grant HP a tax abatement on part
Baltimore Technology Park, a premier data centre        more uninterruptible power supply (UPS) backup        of the property after the company laid out some
and the largest carrier-neutral facility in the state   power. To do so would take a complete redesign        of its plans for the facility, CHRON reported.
of Maryland, has announced that it will increase        of the entire power/cooling infrastructure and
its capacity by 300%, augment its bandwidth and         that was going to prove very expensive, Server        The abatement will cut HP’s taxes in half on a
security, double its power supply and introduce         Watch reported.                                       portion of the data center’s value — US$140
Baltimore’s first-ever 24x7 manned Network                                                                    million. The 10-year pact is expected to save HP
Operations Centre (NOC). Only six months                “We had reached our performance envelope on           US$4.4 million, said David Turkel, county director
after opening, the build-out of additional space        power and cooling and couldn’t add any more           of community and economic development.
is already needed to meet high market demand            boxes,” says Neal Tisdale, vice president of
from area businesses for secure and reliable data       software development with NewEnergy Associates        October 11th
centre services, reported Earth Times.                  of Atlanta, Ga. “The only way to gain more
                                                        computing resources was to retire slower Wintel
Scheduled to begin construction in October, BTP’s
expansion will boast a fully modern power design
replete with state-of-the-art, highly efficient,
                                                        boxes and virtualizes them into more modern
                                                        cooler machines.”

mechanical and electrical systems delivering
redundant power, and HVAC cooling systems. An
                                                        October 10th       technology selects
important element in this will be the addition of a
                                                                           t-systems to
second generator, offering seamless continuation
of power in the event of an outage.                     rackspace launches provide flexible
October 10th                                            carbon neutral     hosting services
Commerce                                                managed service                                       T-Systems in North America, the business
                                                        IT managed services specialist Rackspace has          customer unit of Deutsche Telekom and

planet acquires                                         launched a new “carbon neutral” web hosting
                                                        service that will see the company attempt to offset
                                                                                                              a provider of information technology and
                                                                                                              telecommunications solutions, has announced that

interaccurate                                           the carbon emissions produced from powering its
                                                        data centers, reported IT Week.
                                                                                                              it has won a major hosting contract with Mattson
                                                                                                              Technology, a supplier of advanced process
                                                                                                              equipment used to manufacture semiconductors,
Commerce Planet, an internet based media                Under the scheme Rackspace has partnered with         PR Newswire reported.
company, announces the acquisition of                   the International Tree Foundation and agreed
Interaccurate, a data centre/collocation facility.      to pay for the planting of a tree at a reserve in     The deal is comprised of several firsts for T-
The company says that Interaccurate has been            Pembrokeshire each time it buys a new server.         Systems in North America, one of which includes
a developer for Commerce Planet’s outsourced            New and existing customers that have their IT         providing the dynamic services platform to
software needs, Web Hosting reported.                   operations run by Rackspace will be offered           host Mattson’s SAP applications infrastructure.
                                                        the new offsetting service free of charge, the        Other details of the deal include providing
It’s assisted with the creation of Commerce             company said.                                         Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory Services,
Planet’s underlying technologies for www.                                                                     Consolidated Storage, and the implementation, WebBuilder, DatIntel and              October 11th                                          and management of the Wide Area Network with
other marketing and sales tools. This acquisition                                                             WAN optimization technology, with Riverbed
provides Commerce Planet with an arsenal or                                                                   Technology, a pioneer in Wide Area Data Services.
intellectual property tools to further increase their
operational effectiveness.                                                                                    October 11th

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peak 10 acquires                                         others. The company has a deep understanding
                                                         from the landlord perspective of the needs of both
                                                         corporate enterprise data centre users as well as
                                                                                                              C&w cites panama
nashville-based                                          web hosting and managed service providers.           as hurricane-safe
rentech                                                  October 13th
                                                                                                              haven for data
Peak 10, an independent data centre operator
and managed services company, announced
the acquisition, the terms of which were not
                                                         Clorox to lay off                                    Local business leaders are being invited to
                                                                                                              establish online data back-up through the safe
                                                                                                              waters of ‘hurricane-free’ Panama. Samuel
disclosed, of RenTech, a data centre operator
and IT outsourcing firm that provides managed
                                                         200 and outsource                                    Chambers, administrator of the International Data
                                                                                                              Centre at Cable and Wireless Panama, informed
collocation, enterprise and web hosting,
redundant connectivity, and a range of managed           it services to Hp                                    business executives that, “Panama is not seriously
                                                                                                              affected by hurricanes. There-fore, that makes our
services from its data centre in the Nashville                                                                data storage centre one of the safest this side of
metropolitan area, Tech Journal South reported.          Clorox, the Oakland-based maker of household         the world.”, Jamaica Gleaner reported.
                                                         products including bleach and Glad bags,
“With this acquisition,” says David Jones,               is outsourcing its information technology            He said the switch would be relatively easy
president and CEO of Peak 10, “we merge the              department to Palo Alto-based Hewlett-Packard,       through ‘stable mate’ Cable and Wireless Jamaica.
knowledge and expertise of two entrepreneurial           eliminating about 200 jobs. Clorox signed a          “Safety takes precedence,” he added. “Panama
organizations and move forward with a strong             seven-year, US$260 million contract with HP          currently has five ‘undersea’ communication
commitment to the Nashville market, focusing on          for the outsourcing last week, Robin Evitts,         connections and we have all the necessary
growth and exceeding customer expectations. The          the company’s chief information officer has          bandwidth requirements.
acquisition also adds further depth to our growing       announced, Inside Bay Area reported.
disaster recovery, business continuity and IT                                                                 October 16th
compliance solutions and strengthens our services        Clorox employs some 7,600 people worldwide
capability.”                                             and recently acquired a new chief executive,

October 12th
                                                         Donald Knauss, 55, a 12-year Coca-Cola Co.
                                                         veteran. Along with its headquarters office in
                                                         Oakland, Clorox has a data centre and technical
                                                         centre in Pleasanton, where it does research and     technology park
binswanger brokers October 13th                          development, and product testing.

                                                                                                              adds another client
sale of former                                                                                                as demand for data
At&t data centre   Google’s blog                                                                              centre services
in Colorado to     hosting platform                                                                           continues unabated
DCi technology     suffers outage                                                                             Baltimore Technology Park (BTP), a premier data

Holdings                                                 After getting hacked this past weekend, Google’s
                                                         Blogger publishing service suffered an outage
                                                                                                              centre and the largest carrier-neutral facility
                                                                                                              in the state of Maryland, has announced that
                                                                                                              CourseMax, the leading provider of software
Binswanger has announced the sale of a vacant            yesterday morning that kept both         for the training outsourcing industry, has chosen
281,170 sq ft data centre facility formerly              and the Blogspot hosting service offline for two     BTP to safeguard the critical IT infrastructure that
operated by AT&T to DCI Technology Holdings.             hours. A “network malfunction” caused the            supports its clientele worldwide, reported The
The property, located in Aurora, Colorado,               outage, Google said in a short note posted on        Earth Times.
includes a large data centre, a fully equipped           Blogger Status, a site where the company informs
state-of-the-art network operations centre and           users about Blogger system issues, PC World          October 17th
office space. The property is served by two              reported.
electrical feeders which can provide a total of 13
megawatts of power and the potential to double           Google didn’t immediately reply to a request for
that capacity. The project will be made available        comment, so it’s not known if any blog data was
to the market during the fourth quarter of 2006          lost or corrupted. On Saturday, a hacker broke
and each facility can be leased separately or as a       into Google’s main official blog, which is hosted
whole, Business Wire reported.                           on Blogger, and posted a false message saying
                                                         that the company had decided to cancel a joint
The purchaser, DCI Technology Holdings, is a             click-to-call advertising project with eBay.
privately held operating company and one of the
largest owners of technology real estate in the          October 13th
US. The company’s portfolio includes the Dallas
Infomart, a 1.6 million sq ft office and data centre
facility in Dallas, Texas, and projects in New Jersey,
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eHarmony expands At&t receives                                                                                 Hp wins utility
equinix data centre mergertree                                                                                 computing
operations          contract                                                                                   contracts
Equinix Inc, the leading provider of network-
neutral data centers and Internet exchange
                                                       AT&T has said it received a three-year
                                                       information-technology services contract from
                                                                                                               from federal
services, has announced that eHarmony will
expand the company’s operations at Equinix
                                                       technology managed service provider MergerTree
                                                       Solutions LP. Financial terms of the deal were          Government
with a new Web site operations deployment at           not disclosed. AT&T will provide its network-
Equinix’s Washington, DC area Internet Business        based multiprotocol label switching virtual             HP has been awarded two multiyear contracts
Exchange centre., Corante reported.                    private network and managed Internet service to         by the U.S. Defense Information Systems
                                                       MergerTree locations in the greater Houston area        Agency to deliver a reliable, responsive and cost-
The move comes after eHarmony has                      and enterprise hosting services at an offsite AT&T      effective computing infrastructure in 17 locations
successfully deployed production operations for        Internet data centre, reported Hemscott.                worldwide. The two contracts are indefinite
the company’s Web operations at Equinix’s Los                                                                  delivery indefinite quantity awards. Exclusive to
Angeles area IBX centre.                               The virtual private network will give increased         HP, these two contracts have a ceiling of $440
                                                       bandwidth and redundancy to MergerTree                  million over an eight-year period. If they realize
October 17th                                           Solutions’ multiprotocol label switching network.       their full potential, these contracts could be the
                                                       The hosting services will provide added                 largest utility computing contracts won by HP to
                                                       redundancy, managed network security and                date, reported PressZoom.

sun microsystems                                       connectivity for optimal data transfer, processing
                                                       and storage. MergerTree will also use the Internet      One HP contract to deliver HP-UX operating
                                                                                                               environments is capped at US$250 million.
unveils data centre                                    data centre for offsite data backup and recovery

                                                       October 18th
                                                                                                               The second HP contract to deliver operating
                                                                                                               environments in Microsoft Windows, Red Hat
Server and software maker Sun Microsystems has                                                                 Enterprise Linux and Novell SUSE Linux is capped
a novel twist on the data centre: a portable version                                                           at US$190 million. The contracts are for a five-
of the hulking outposts that house nothing but
computers and equipment needed to store and            Centerpoint begins                                      year base period, with three one-year option
                                                                                                               periods. The DISA awards were based on a “best
                                                                                                               value” determination.
process raw data, AP/Mercury News reported.

The concept project dubbed Project Blackbox is
                                                       Us$60 million data                                      October 18th
a “data centre in a box” with all the necessary
servers, storage and networking equipment
packed into a cushioned and cooled 20-foot-long
cargo-shipping container.
                                                       CenterPoint Properties has broken ground on a
                                                       62,000 sq ft data centre at the DuPage National
                                                                                                               Gni selected to
October 17th
                                                       Technology Park. It is a build-to-suit facility for
                                                       Lake Forest-based Cyber Continuity Centre and
                                                                                                               provide collocation
                                                       the first of 20 such facilities that company plans to
                                                       roll out nationwide.                                    services for
                                                       CenterPoint will construct and sell the shell,
                                                       and Cyber Continuity will fit the building with
                                                                                                               vulnerability and
                                                       redundant security capabilities and the equipment
                                                       to support 4.8 watts of critical load, according to
                                                                                                               risk management
                                                       Jack Pressman, Cyber Continuity’s chief technical
                                                       officer. While CenterPoint’s Matthew Tramel             provider nCircle
                                                       declined to disclose the price Cyber Continuity will
                                                       pay for the shell, Pressman tells his       Global Netoptex, a provider of customer-centric
                                                       company’s total investment in the facility is US$60     managed services, has announced it has signed
                                                       million. It is expected to open in spring 2007.         an agreement to provide collocation space and
                                                                                                               Internet transit services for nCircle, the leading
                                                       October 18th                                            provider of enterprise-class vulnerability and risk
                                                                                                               management solutions, DbusinessNews reported.

                                                                                                               “We did a competitive review before making our
                                                                                                               selection,” said Andrew Storms, director of IT
                                                                                                               for nCircle. “Because nCircle’s goal is to help our
                                                                                                               customers measure, manage and reduce network
                                                                                                               security risk, it’s essential that our Internet
                                                                                                               provider partner is as focused on security as we
                                                                                                               are. GNi delivers the processes and security we
                                                                                                               require to support our growing range of managed
                                                                                                               security services.”

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Hosted solutions     perot systems       springfield officials
lands local contract selected by         announce Us$60
                     national Life Group million state project
Hosted Solutions’ Charlotte data centre will
provide dedicated servers and data storage to

                     for mainframe
Morehead Associates, a local opinion-research
company specializing in employee surveys.
                                                                                                             Officials in Springfield say a new US$60 million
                                                                                                             state data recovery centre proposed for the cash-

                     operations services
Financial terms of the agreement weren’t
disclosed, The Charlotte Business Journal reported.
                                                                                                             strapped city will create jobs and develop a long-
                                                                                                             vacant downtown building. Springfield Finance
                                                                                                             Control Board Chairman Alan L. LeBovidge
“For more than 25 years, we have placed a great       Perot Systems has announced that Vermont-based         announced the plan to renovate the former
deal of importance on technological innovations,”     National Life Group, a growing and diversified         Technical High School to house the centre during
says Andrew Durstewitz, software engineer for         family of financial service companies founded          a regular meeting of the board that oversees the
Morehead Associates. “The Web has become              more than 150 years ago, has signed a multi-           city’s finances, Times Daily reported.
increasingly important to our business, and we        year contract with Perot Systems for mainframe
sought a managed hosting partner that could           operations services, reported PR Newswire.             LeBovidge, who is also commissioner of the
provide us with an extremely reliable, fully                                                                 state Department of Revenue, said he received
managed hosting solution.” Hosted Solutions is        Under terms of the deal, Perot Systems will            notice from Thomas H. Trimarco, secretary of
a technology company that operates two data           provide data centre, storage and network services      Administration and Finance. The project depends
centers in the Triangle and one in Charlotte.         to the insurer’s flagship company, National            on passage of a state bond bill that is still
                                                      Life Insurance Company, and to Life Insurance          pending on Beacon Hill, and one key legislator,
October 19th                                          Company of the Southwest. Perot Systems will           Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati, D-Ludlow said the
                                                      migrate these insurers’ mainframe operations into      Springfield project is not specified in the bill.
                                                      its Plano, TX data centre. Through Perot Systems’      Petrolati, who favors putting the data centre at
Launch of CitynAp                                     global delivery capability, National Life Group
                                                      will gain flexibility needed to accommodate its
                                                                                                             another site, called the announcement premature.

brings crucial                                        business growth projections and cost advantages
                                                      to enhance its competitive position.
                                                                                                             October 23rd

telecommunication October 23rd                                                                               veriCenter
system to san     the best and worst                                                                         completes data
Antonio           cities for data                                                                            centre expansions
Tucked away inconspicuously in downtown
San Antonio sits a three-story building. The
nondescript exterior belies the importance of the
                                                                                                             VeriCenter, a managed services, application
                                                                                                             hosting and IT infrastructure outsourcing
advanced telecommunications businesses inside.                                                               company, has announced that it has successfully
                                                      A new report looks at 35 cities as potential homes     added 40,000 sq ft of revenue-producing data
It is here that California entrepreneur Frank R.      for data centers and analyses which are the most
Robles has chosen to open CityNAP this month.                                                                centre capacity within VeriCenter’s existing data
                                                      and least expensive. The big East and West Coast       centre facilities in four major markets across the
A 21-year veteran of the Silicon Valley technology    cities may be losing their luster when it comes to
industry, Robles recognized the potential within                                                             United States, reported eMediaWire.
                                                      building and operating data centers. The place to
San Antonio and decided in 2005 that his next         be is the heartland, where labor, land, and power
endeavor in this industry would be from San                                                                  VeriCenter operates a nationwide network of
                                                      costs are lower and the risks of terrorist attack or   premier data centre facilities in six major US cities.
Antonio, reported PR Newswire/Yahoo!                  natural disaster are smaller, reported information     With over 450,000 gross sq ft of data centre
                                                      Week.                                                  facilities, VeriCenter has the potential to build
A NAP is defined as a Network Access Point --
“the original term for the data communications                                                               out over 250,000 sq ft of conditioned revenue-
                                                      It costs 45% more to build and operate a data          producing raised floor space. These recently
facilities built in the early days of the Internet    centre in New York than in Sioux Falls according
to provide on-ramp access to higher-speed                                                                    completed expansion projects -- in VeriCenter’s
                                                      to a study of data centre costs in 35 US cities. A     Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, and Denver data centre
Internet links. Also known as Internet Exchange       125,000 sq ft facility staffed by 75 would cost
Points (IXPs), these facilities in their modern                                                              facilities -- bring VeriCenter’s current level of
                                                      about US$14.1 million a year in New York; in           production raised floor space to 145,000 sq ft.
role are an essential component of the global         Sioux Falls, US$9.7 million.
telecommunications and Internet infrastructure.”
                                                                                                             October 23rd
                                                      October 23rd
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is data centre                                        At&t completes
coming to marcy?                                      acquisition of Usi
A new state data centre in Marcy will bring 240       AT&T has announced that it has completed the
high-tech jobs to the area, state officials have      acquisition of USinternetworking. The transaction
announced, but an Albany union official says the      complements AT&T’s existing managed services
project won’t happen. The president of the Public     capabilities and paves the way for the company
Employees Federation union, which represents          to drive more deeply into the applications
56,000 professional, scientific and technical state   management space with new offers for businesses
employees, said the state doesn’t have concrete       of all sizes, reported PR Newswire.
plans to move four data centers in the Albany
area to Marcy, reported UTICA.                        AT&T concluded the transaction after the two
                                                      companies received all necessary approvals. In
However, in her second visit to the Utica area        September, AT&T announced it would acquire
in two days, Lt. Gov. Mary Donohue said that          USi for approximately US$300 million in cash and
SUNYIT has been selected as the site for the new      assumed debt. The acquisition of USi, a leading
state-of-the-art centre. The state Legislature        independent applications services provider, opens
has approved US$99.5 million for the facility,        the doors for AT&T to tap into the burgeoning
construction will begin in September 2007, and        applications management market.
the centre should be operational by 2010 or 2011,
Donohue said.                                         October 23rd

October 23rd
ism Canada signs                                      continuity survey
CD$6 million deal                                    conducted by
IT solutions provider ISM Canada, a subsidiary
of IBM, has announced it has signed a CD$36           forrester
million, five-year renewal agreement with
Farm Credit Canada to provide a full range of         A recent study on workforce continuity by
infrastructure services, reported The WHIR.           Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Citrix
                                                      Systems, has found that although many of today’s
The new agreement between FCC and ISM                 enterprises have taken measures and implemented
Canada extends the relationship between the           disaster recovery plans to safeguard their data
companies with infrastructure services, system        centers, they have not taken the necessary
maintenance, storage, backup and recovery,            measures to connect dispersed employees to
mainframe and server upgrades and server              the business tools they need to work away from
consolidation. The services apply across all FCC      the office as if they were at the office, reported
platforms, including mainframe, midrange and          Continuity Central.
Windows-based Intel servers.
                                                      The study indicated that only 25% of enterprises
October 23rd                                          feel they are ‘very prepared’ to reconnect the
                                                      workforce in the face of a major disruption.

                                                      October 25th

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GvA ConneCt DAtA Centres

UsA                                                     UK                                                      Bristol
                                                                                                                7,500 sq ft (697 sq m)
Atlanta, Georgia                                        West London                                             with expansion space

929,600 sq ft (86,361 sq m)                             5,000 sq ft (465 sq m) to                               A self contained, fully fitted data centre available
Nearly One million sq ft of highly engineered           155,000 sq ft (14,400 sq m)                             as a whole by way of an assignment of a lease.
space capable of housing advanced data                  New data centre development due for completion
equipment and mission critical operations.              in 2007. Shared occupation or self-contained.
                                                                                                                Trafford Park, Manchester
Wilmington, Delaware                                    Tring, Buckinghamshire                                  7,156 sq ft (665 sq m)
                                                                                                                Fully operational N+1 data centre.
29,599 sq ft (2,750 sq m) data centre with              Up to 107,640 sq ft (10,000 sq m)
additional 227,400 sq ft (21,126 sq m) of offices       Data Centre Development Site for up to 10,000
                                                        m2 of technical; space, delivered either fully fitted
                                                                                                                Sirius II, Byfleet, Surrey
Former Chase Manhattan Bank Operations                  or as a ‘shell’ facility with power and permiting.
Building directly off I-95 at Delaware Avenue.          Modular phasing can be provided.                        6,750 sq ft (672 sq m) data centre 4,934 sq ft
                                                                                                                (458 sq m) ancillary offices
                                                                                                                Sirius II is a converted warehouse delivering an
East Norriton, Pennsylvania                             Shoreditch, London N1                                   6,750 sq ft data centre with two storey ancillary
                                                                                                                offices within a modern building.
1,500 sq ft (139 sq m) of data centre space with        35,000 sq ft (3,252 sq m)
13,200 sq ft (1226 sq m) offices
                                                        Approximately 8,000 sq ft (743 sq m) of
Data Centre equipped with generator, UPS,                                                                       Birmingham
                                                        operational technical space with 15,000 sq ft
FM200 Gas system.                                       (1,394 sq m) of offices and 5,000 sq ft (465 sq m)
                                                        of additional expansion space.                          6,376 sq ft (592 sq m)
                                                                                                                Fully operational N+1 data centre.
Hampton, Virginia
253,516 sq ft (23,552 sq m)                                                                                     Hemel Hempstead
A connected facility suitable for conversion to a
                                                        14,983 sq ft (1,392 sq m)                                                                                             new
                                                        Part fitted data facility. Available for immediate      4,291 sq ft (399 sq m)
data centre.
                                                        occupation.                                             Fully operational N+1 data centre.

Medford, Massachusetts
                                                        London, EC2
Suites from 500 sq ft (46 sq m) to 80,000 sq ft
                                                        14,013 sq ft (1,301 sq m)
(7,432 sq m)
                                                        Fully operational N+1 data centre in 3 halls, close
State of the art N+1 data centre with full
                                                        to the financial district.
managed services & complete workplace recovery.
Situated 10 minutes from Logan International
                                                        Salford Quays, Manchester
                                                                                                new              For further information or to arrange
Ft. Worth, TX                                           13,315 sq ft (1,237 sq m)
                                                        Fully operational N+1 data centre.                       an inspection please contact
29,571 sq ft (2,747 sq m)
Single tenant building with 14,736 sq ft (1,369 sq                                                               Chris Jones +44 (0) 207 911 2525
                                                        Milton Keynes
m) data centre. Redundant power & fibre.                                                                         Mark Trevor +44 (0) 207 911 2520
                                                        10,000 sq ft (929 sq m)
Dallas, TX                                              A self contained data centre of 14,500 sq ft with        Further information at
Super Collider Opportunity
                                                        the ability to expand by a further 8,000 sq ft
                                                        (net). Fitted to a customer’s requirements within
                                                        7 months.
US Government’s former Superconducting Super-                                                                    GVA Connect for themselves, for any joint agents and the for the vendors or lessors
                                                                                                                 of this property whose agents they are give notice that:
Collider facility is available for a large footprint,
Tier III/IV data center conversion. Redundant
                                                        Staines, Middlesex                                       (i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending
power, fiber, water, and ideal location.                                                                             purchasers or lessees and do not constitute,nor constitute part of,an offer or
                                                                                                                 (ii) all descriptions,dimensions,references to condition and necessary permissions for
                                                        20,500 sq ft (1,900 sq m) offices 6,800 sq ft (632            use and occupation,and other details are given in good faith and are believed
                                                                                                                      to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them
                                                        sq m) data centre 6,750 sq ft (627 sq m) second               as statements or representations of fact but satisfy themselves by inspection or
                                                        data centre Magna House is a 27,000 sq ft office              otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.

                                                        building of which one floor has been converted           (iii) no person in the employment of GVA Connect or any joint agents has any
                                                                                                                       authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation
                                                        to a data centre. Magna House is connected to a                to these properties.

                                                        secondary site by dedicated fibre in Byfleet. The
                                                        facilities can be taken separately.

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Continental europe                                  Self contained data centre close to town centre and
                                                    available for immediate
                                                                                                           (N+1+). Available from single rack customers
                                                                                                           to large suites. Full range of managed services
Brussels – Belgium
                                                    Germany – Mannheim
7,500 sq ft (700 sq m)
                                                                                                           Hong Kong - Kowloon
Data centre space.                                  11,800 sq ft (1,110 sq m)
                                                    Data Centre space (shell).V                            To 20,000 sq ft (1,858 sq m)
                                                                                                           A fully fitted facility to N+1 specification, located
France – Bordeaux                                                                                          within the Standard Chartered Tower on the Kwun
                                                    Netherlands – Amsterdam                                Tong Road. FM and/or MS options available.
13,500 sq ft (1,260 sq m)
Data Centre (Shell).                                5,382 sq ft (500 sq m)
                                                    500m2 operational data centre space in Global
France – Lyon                                                                                              To 20,000 sq ft (1,858 sq m)
                                                                                                           A fully operational facility within Shanghai Central
13,300 sq ft (1,237 sq m)
                                                    Netherlands – Amsterdam                                Plaza on the Hua Hai Zhong Road. Available from
                                                                                                           rack space to self contained suites. Full managed
Data Centre (Shell).                                                                                       service available.
                                                    20,000 sq ft (1,858 sq m)
                                                    Fully fitted data centre space.
France – Marseille                                                                                         Singapore

8,900 sq ft (825 sq m)
                                                    Netherlands – Amsterdam
                                                                                                           2,700 sq ft (250 sq m)
Data Centre (Shell).                                                                                       to 15,200 sq ft (1,412 sq m)
                                                    11,500 sq ft (1,075 sq m)
                                                    Fully fitted Data Centre.                              Fully fitted and operational suites of 2,700 sq
France – Paris                                                                                             ft and 5,000 sq ft with expansion space of a
                                                                                                           further 7,500 sq ft are surplus to requirements.
                                                    Netherlands – Rotterdam                                The data centre is located in the Singapore-Heshe
21,500 sq ft (2,000 sq m)                                                                                  Technology Park within the Tai Seng Industrial
Fully fitted Data Centre plus ancillary offices.+                                                          Estate, just 13km from the city centre. The client is
                                                    4,300 sq ft (400 sq m)                                 prepared to consider bettering any terms on offer
                                                    Data Centre Available.                                 elsewhere.
France – Paris

18,787 sq ft (1,745 sq m)
                                                    Sweden – Stockholm                                     Tokyo
The Saint-Denis facility is located 4Km outside
Paris, close to the A1 Autoroute, 6km from the      20,000 sq ft (1,858 sq m)                              5,000 (464 sq m)
business community of La Defense and 13km           Fully fitted data centre space.                        to 21,000 sq ft (1,950 sq m)
from CDG Airport. The space is available as an                                                             A self-contained data centre of 75,000 sq ft in the
improved shell and core with power connected.                                                              Shinagawa district, near the NF Park telecom hub.

France – Strasbourg
                                                    Asia                                                   Fully operational space of 5,000 sq ft is available
                                                                                                           immediately with a further prepared expansion
                                                                                                           space of 16,000 sq ft on standby. Very attractive
                                                    Hong Kong – Chai Wan                                   terms.
3,000 sq ft (288 sq m)
Data Centre (Shell).                                To 350,000 sq ft (32,516 sq m)
                                                    A purpose built data centre in the Chai Wan district     For further information or to arrange
                                                    available from single racks to large suites. All         an inspection please contact
Germany - Dusseldorf                                engineering to a minimum of N+1.
                                                                                                             Chris Jones +44 (0) 207 911 2525
5,400 sq ft (500 sq m)
                                                    Hong Kong – Tsuen Wan                                    Mark Trevor +44 (0) 207 911 2520
Fitted Data Centre

Germany – Frankfurt
                                                    250,000 sq ft (23,225 sq m)                              Further information at
                                                    This self contained data facility is situated on the
                                                    Yeung Uk Road. Specification to N+1. Racks and 
5,382 sq ft (500 sq m)                              self contained suites available. FM and/or MS
500m2 operational space in Global Switch            options available.                                       GVA Connect for themselves, for any joint agents and the for the vendors or lessors
                                                                                                             of this property whose agents they are give notice that:

                                                                                                             (i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending

Germany – Frankfurt                                 Beijing                                                      purchasers or lessees and do not constitute,nor constitute part of,an offer or
                                                                                                             (ii) all descriptions,dimensions,references to condition and necessary permissions for
                                                                                                                  use and occupation,and other details are given in good faith and are believed
34,444 sq ft (3,200 sq m) fitted + 34,444 sq ft     To 20,000 sq ft (1,858 sq m)                                  to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them
                                                                                                                  as statements or representations of fact but satisfy themselves by inspection or
(3,200 sq m) shell                                  Situated in the Dong Cheng Qu district, the facility          otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.

                                                    has been completed to the highest standards              (iii) no person in the employment of GVA Connect or any joint agents has any
                                                                                                                   authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation
                                                                                                                   to these properties.

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