Colocation

AfPIF Roundup: Growing Intra-African Bandwidth, More Caches, and the Promise of Data Centers

Last week TeleGeography Senior Analyst Patrick Christian headed to the African Peering and Interconnection Forum, where he presented on the state of the continent's local traffic, their reliance on Europe, and the promise of new cloud data centers.

For anyone who couldn't be in Abidjan, we captured the highlights for you below.

The Data Centers Are Coming to Africa

About a year ago I spoke with Senior Analyst Patrick Christian about the local exchange of content in Africa. He gave me a crash course in capacity—how content providers in Africa generally host their content abroad because the cost to do so has always been much lower.

We talked caching, local exchange, and traffic.

With Patrick prepping for a presentation at the 2017 African Peering and Interconnection Forum, it was the perfect opportunity to check in. I got lots of updates about the state of local content, as well as the scoop on the big new story in Sub-Saharan Africa: the coming of the cloud.

Three Colocation Pricing Facts Every Networker Should Know

We dug into the latest summary of key findings from our innovative Colocation Database to extract three pricing facts we think any colo expert should have on their radar. Here's what we've got.

[Webinar] What Are Top Colocation Trends in 2017?

If you attended the webinar we did with our friends at Digital Realty this week, then you'd already know the answer to this question.

But don't worry if you missed out. We recorded everything. (And we saved the slides here.)

The Colocation Sector: Shifting Dynamics, Stable Fundamentals

There's no doubt that we've seen shifts in the colocation landscape as of late.

Content providers are moving closer to the network edge. There's been fast growth in certain Asian markets. And in the last two years about 20 new local internet exchanges have been deployed globally. 

We're Hosting a Webinar on Top Colocation Trends in 2017

We've all seen shifts in the colocation landscape over the last year. So what does 2017 have in store?

We're hosting a webinar on this topic with Digital Realty Director of Project Marketing Scott Sherwood and VP of Global Product Management Ben Gonyea on February 28, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.

The Best Telecoms Stuff We Wrote About in 2016

We had a good time combining our research, the latest headlines, and a hearty dose of telecoms history in our blog this year. 

Here's a look back at 10 of our favorite pieces from 2016. 

Verizon to Sell Data Centers to Equinix for $3.6 Billion. We Asked Colo Expert Jon Hjembo What That Means.

This week it was announced that Equinix will buy several Verizon data centers for $3.6 billion.

According to a press release from Equinix, the deal in question includes 24 sites (29 individual buildings) across 15 markets. The Wall Street Journal has already reported that this would raise Equinix’s data center count to 175 around the globe.

An Indispensable Collection of Colocation Resources

A colocation center is a data center that provides shared space for network storage and interconnection.

Unlike a web hosting site, a colocation facility provides storage for the customers' own equipment. The facility typically provisions power, cooling, security, and intra-site connectivity, among other offerings.

Understanding the norms, trends, and pricing of colocation centers is a must for the modern network manager. That's why today we're sharing our best and brightest colocation resources. We've got info on colocation hubs, cross-connects, costs, and more.

What You Missed at DataCloud Europe 2016

This June, Broad Group’s DataCloud Europe 2016 brought some 1,500 participants representing 73 countries to Monaco.

I was pleased to be one of those 1,500 people. For the TeleGeography readers who couldn’t be in Monaco this year: don’t worry – today I’m sharing highlights from the epicenter of the conference.