Terremark in Culpeper Sold to Verizon

This news seems more interesting in light of the Fiberlight news from earlier today . (bolding mine) From Data Center Knowledge : Verizon will acquire colocation and cloud hosting provider Terremark for $1.4 billion in a deal that will accelerate the telecom provider’s push into cloud computing. Verizon will pay $19.00 in cash for each share of Terremark, about a 35 percent premium to the stock’s closing price of  $14.05 a share. Verizon (VZ) said the acquisition will accelerate its “everything-as-a-service” cloud computing strategy by adding a portfolio of secure, scalable cloud solutions, along with Terremark’s large base of business and government customers. Verizon also gets Terremark’s global network of 13 data centers,  including the NAP of the Americas in Miami, the NAP of the Capital Region data fortress in Culpeper , Virginia and facilities in Silicon Valley, Dallas, Amsterdam and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

See Charlottesville Differently Than Ever Before – Via Qwiki

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Qwiki fascinates me, not only because it says “Monti- s ello”, and I’ve been playing with it for the past few weeks since it was in alpha. Now it’s open to the public and I can embed it here (finally!).

… Astonishingly, Qwiki picks up that the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle are separate entities , something that takes quite some time to realize for newcomers.

…Did you know that Albemarle has 4 square miles of water?

View From the Gleason Condos

Apparently The HooK and I were sharing a brain this morning. Their snap o’ the day is of the crane at the Waterhouse Project and I was showing condos in the Gleason building to buyer clients this morning and thought the view was interesting: View from the fifth floor.