Lydia Leong

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Amazon and Equinix partner for Direct Connect

by Lydia Leong  |  August 7, 2011  |  Comments Off

Amazon has introduced a new connectivity option called AWS Direct Connect. In plain speak, Direct Connect allows an Amazon customer to get a cross-connect between his own network equipment and Amazon’s, in some location where the two companies are physically colocated. In even plainer speak, if you’re an Equinix colocation customer in their Ashburn, Virginia […]

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Equinix’s reduced guidance

by Lydia Leong  |  October 6, 2010  |  Comments Off

A lot of Gartner Invest clients are calling to ask about Equinix’s trimming of guidance. I am enormously swamped at the moment, and cannot easily open up timeslots to talk to everyone asking. So I’m posting a short blog entry (short and not very detailed because of Gartner’s rules about how much I can give […]

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Jim Cramer’s “Death of the Data Center”

by Lydia Leong  |  October 23, 2009  |  1 Comment

Jim Cramer’s “Mad Money” featured an interesting segment yesterday, titled “Sell Block: The Death of the Data Center?“ Basically, the premise of the segment is that Intel’s Nehalem DP processors will allow businessses to shrink their data center footprint, and thus businesses won’t need as much data center space, commercial data centers will empty out, […]

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Equinix swallows Switch & Data

by Lydia Leong  |  October 21, 2009  |  Comments Off

The acquisition train rumbles on. Equinix, along with Q3 earnings, has announced that it will acquire Switch and Data in a $689 million, 80% stock, 20% cash deal, representing about a 30% premium over SDXC’s closing share price today. This move should be read as a definitive shift in strategy for Equinix. Equinix’s management team […]

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