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Michael Levy
Analyst, Datacenters

Michael Levy joined 451 Research May 2010 and is part the Multi-tenant Datacenter team. His area ofcoverage includes wholesale datacenter and colocation markets in New York City, Northern Virginia, Canada, Asia-Pacific and various emerging markets. Prior to joining Tier1, Michael had telecom and cloud experience working in the Office of Information and Communication Policy in the United States Department of State. He received a Bachelors of Science in Economics from American University.


Reports by this Analyst

EdgeConneX reveals multi-city datacenter initiative to serve content at the edge
HITS Insight - April, 2014
This new multi-tenant datacenter provider is building facilities with the prime directive of localizing content by bringing carriers and content providers directly to multiple-system operators.
Steel ORCA is not monkeying around - Princeton is only step one for this armored mammal
HITS Insight - April, 2014
This datacenter service provider intends to establish a consortium of service and technology providers to provide compute services using a digital utility model. The initiative's keystone is its first datacenter opening in May.
Hivelocity completes phase II expansion with renewed focus on colocation
HITS Insight - March, 2014
With confidence in its play up the stack, Hivelocity has renewed its emphasis on colocation now that it has datacenter capacity at its disposal.
Amerimar and Newby purchase Philly's primary carrier hotel 401 North Broad
HITS Insight - March, 2014
With a penchant for identifying underdeveloped urban carrier hotels, Amerimar and Newby have committed to investing $70m into Philadelphia's most densely connected property.
Torrent of Toronto DR pushes CDS to expand Barrie facility ahead of schedule
HITS Insight - March, 2014
The firm will build two phases of its Barrie datacenter simultaneously to appease demand from DR-thirsty enterprises in downtown Toronto and entities across the Atlantic that want to tap into the North American market.
TeraGo remains tight-lipped over Vancouver datacenter purchase
HITS Insight - March, 2014
The company has entered its second Canadian multi-tenant datacenter market with unusual secrecy. This stance seems counterintuitive for a relatively new competitor that should be focused on spreading brand awareness.
Oversupply of space or funding? The word from the CapRate NY/NJ summit
HITS Insight - March, 2014
Is there too much datacenter space in New Jersey? That was one of the main questions discussed at the CapRate Greater New York Data Center Summit on February 27.
451 analysts to speak at CRE's Greater NYC Data Center Summit
HITS Insight - February, 2014
451 Research is heading to CapRate's Greater NYC Data Center Summit this Thursday, where we'll be on panels discussing operational security and the evolution of the datacenter.
Rogers FY 2013: wireless revenues down but growth to come from datacenter services
HITS Insight - February, 2014
The firm sees its next-generation (datacenter) services as a bright spot, with two recently completed datacenter expansions in Western Canada.
Data Centre Realty to build Argosy Networks' first facility in Toronto
HITS Insight - February, 2014
A new provider is entering the Toronto market and will offer managed and cloud services eventually. What's interesting is that the design/build firm intends to become a wholesale provider in the near term.
TELUS officially opens prefabricated modular datacenter campus in Kamloops
HITS Insight - February, 2014
To complement an identical facility in an equally remote location, TELUS is celebrating the grand opening of its Kamloops campus, part of a new fleet of energy-efficient high-density datacenters.
Zayo Group reports Q4 2013 earnings with two more fiber acquisitions
HITS Insight - February, 2014
The company showed healthy growth in its colocation segment, and has augmented its network reach with two acquisitions in Q4 2013.
LINKBYNET 'open' to innovation with buy of Montreal-based Plutoniq
HITS Insight - February, 2014
The managed IT outsourcing company has made a clear technology buy, picking up a small IT services firm that specializes in open source offerings to complement its own expertise.
Urbacon to build Montreal's first wholesale datacenter, targets Q1 2015
HITS Insight - February, 2014
Finally, Montreal will have a wholesale datacenter. Urbacon has received approval to build a 200,000-gross-square-foot datacenter in downtown Montreal that is due to come online in the first quarter of 2015.
Hoping to grow roots in Montreal, new entrant ROOT Data Centre will compete on price
HITS Insight - February, 2014
After a lack of choice in the Montreal multi-tenant datacenter market, there has been a flurry of build activity. ROOT Data Centre is going to build a high-quality datacenter, but keep prices competitively low by keeping operations lean.
DuPont Fabros reports Q4 results, will launch retail services in the next few months
HITS Insight - January, 2014
In conjunction with its year-end results, the firm announced that it will launch a retail colocation service when its new European Internet exchange customers (AMS-IX and LINX) go live in Q1.
CenturyLink Technology Solutions and IO establish broad partnership
HITS Insight - January, 2014
IO has received a major vote of confidence with CenturyLink adopting its technology platform. Conversely, IO now has access to CenturyLink's finely cultivated services stack.
DYONYX sees uptake in oil and gas sector; will create custom products for vertical
HITS Insight - January, 2014
While pursuing federal compliance, this specialized managed services firm builds its rapport with another compliance-sensitive vertical, capitalizing on its data-intensive operations.
2014 M&A Outlook – Multi-tenant datacenter, hosting and managed services
TDM Others - January, 2014
As part of our end-of-year series of M&A analysis, we look at the deals that mattered in 2013 and assess the prospects for the next 12 months in the multi-tenant datacenter, hosting and managed services sectors.
Northern Virginia federal 'wholo' market is heating up
HITS Insight - January, 2014
Outsourcing opportunities presented by the federal government and associated contractors are increasing. These deals often tread the line between wholesale and retail. Providers are mobilizing to be most attractive in the RFP process.
Volico to expand ahead of schedule; still looking to diversify tenant base
HITS Insight - January, 2014
This interesting Miami provider sports advanced infrastructure in a large datacenter, but will it be able to attract tenants beyond its local submarket?
Frontline DS to develop cryptocurrency service and lease instead of build
HITS Insight - January, 2014
Small providers have the flexibility to do interesting things. This fringe provider in New York is looking to enter the cryptocurrency colocation/hosting market.
More on Cosentry's XIOLINK buy: complementary clouds
HITS Insight - January, 2014
The company discloses the full story behind its pickup of XIOLINK. Beyond expanding to a new market and bolstering its regional footprint, there is a strategic services element to the buy.
Jersey strong: CoreSite hits the ground running with multiple wins in Secaucus
HITS Insight - January, 2014
The last of the big three interconnection colocation providers has entered the northern New Jersey market. Tethered to its downtown carrier hotel, CoreSite hopes to wrestle market share from Equinix and Telx.
Northern Virginia colos expect 2014 surge in federal business
HITS Insight - January, 2014
Colocation providers are surprisingly hopeful about the inflow of activity from federal agencies this year. Multi-tenant operators (some more than others) are enhancing their compliance sensitivity to win these opportunities.
GDS Infrastructure shares ambitious pipeline for mainland China
HITS Insight - December, 2013
GDS Services is building high-quality datacenters in China linked by a private network to land domestic financial services deployments at a healthy clip.
Host.net completes power upgrades and enhances cloud platform
HITS Insight - December, 2013
The southeastern datacenter services provider is deploying its first POP outside of its home region. The company also completed power upgrades to one of its campuses as part of efforts to move upmarket.
HopOne sees strength in greater Washington DC metro SMB market
HITS Insight - December, 2013
Providers in the Northern Virginia multi-tenant datacenter market tend to seek large deals in the US and beyond, but some pursue the local market exclusively.
451 Research publishes North American MTDC Supply: Emerging Major Markets report
HITS Insight - December, 2013
We have released a new report, North American Multi-Tenant Datacenter Supply: Emerging Major Markets - 2013, which provides readers with a detailed look at 10 emerging major datacenter markets, including four that have not been covered before.
COLO-D to open datacenter strategically located between Montreal and Quebec City
HITS Insight - December, 2013
The colocation provider is adding capacity to a supply-constrained market in Quebec by retrofitting a datacenter in between the region's two major cities. COLO-D's local roots will be a huge benefit in this unique market.
CRE Data Center Summit: demand holding up in Northern Virginia
HITS Insight - November, 2013
What is happening in Northern Virginia? 451 Research has been touring the market and recently attended the Cap Rate Events Summit there to get the scoop on current market dynamics.
WOW! buys Bluemile to bolster Columbus network and complement E Solutions facility
HITS Insight - November, 2013
Regional cable provider WideOpenWest has purchased an asset with both a datacenter and network footprint. Most important, though, WOW! now has cloud in its arsenal.
TorIX experiences rapid growth in membership, considers expansion
HITS Insight - November, 2013
Benefiting from the centralization of peering in Canada's primary carrier hotel, 151 Front Street in Toronto, TorIX is picking up members at an impressive rate.
Beanfield's sales team rejoices as it relieves colocation capacity constraint
HITS Insight - November, 2013
The local metro fiber provider is the biggest game in town in Toronto, and receives lots of colocation demand from its network customers. Without ostracizing the multi-tenant space, it is modestly adding to its own datacenter footprint.
New York Internet finally reaches for the clouds with Peak
HITS Insight - November, 2013
The firm has finally entered the public IaaS game by accommodating a Peak node in its datacenter. Joining the Peak network adds significant geographic diversity to the NYI offering.
Fibre Centre to open datacenter at first cable breakout point in Moncton
HITS Insight - November, 2013
A new provider that plans on deploying prefabricated modular 'carrier-hotels' across underserved markets in Canada has chosen Moncton for its first location.
Rogers Q3 results; BLACKIRON discusses Pivot and Granite integration
HITS Insight - October, 2013
The company has seen increases in its adjusted operating revenue across multiple segments that will help fuel its new datacenter practice.
Datagram expands into Sabey's Intergate.Manhattan
HITS Insight - October, 2013
The NYC datacenter services company, which was affected by Superstorm Sandy, has selected Intergate.Manhattan for its second downtown datacenter based on resiliency.
Cervalis to open Norwalk datacenter in Q4, looking to expand in NY, NJ
HITS Insight - October, 2013
The provider continues to see healthy take-up and is looking for additional opportunities in its three New York submarkets in order to avoid running out of capacity.
Sierra Data Centers introduces geographic diversity with PoP in Akron, Ohio
HITS Insight - October, 2013
The small Pittsburgh-based provider plans on growing its footprint with small dispersed points of presence, rather than building onto its core footprint.
1547 sees the numbers going up when it comes to wholesale demand in New York
HITS Insight - October, 2013
Now that 1547 has secured ample power and permissions for its Orangeburg campus, we hope to be informed of leasing activity. The company sees enough opportunities returning to the market to keep all wholesale providers busy.
Digital Realty opens latest Virginia datacenter – 9 of 10 pods pre-leased
HITS Insight - October, 2013
Demand in the Northern Virginia market is experiencing impressively persistent demand. Reflecting this trend, Digital Realty has taken advantage of available land on its Ashburn campus.
Allied Properties to offer powered shell and turnkey wholesale from CBC
HITS Insight - October, 2013
After a longstanding drought of available wholesale datacenter capacity in Toronto, Allied Properties REIT offers opportunity in a property tethered to its carrier hotel, 151 Front Street.
MarkITx seeks to unlock liquidity in second-hand IT market with online exchange
HITS Insight - October, 2013
In order to maximize value for buyers and sellers of second-hand IT gear, this company developed an exchange moderated by OEM-certified intermediaries.
Net Access adding 9MW of capacity to Parsippany II campus by Q2 2014
HITS Insight - September, 2013
The provider has fared well in the hyper-competitive New Jersey market, justifying the development of additional power-dense datacenter capacity.
DE-CIX launches Internet exchange in New York
HITS Insight - September, 2013
Leading German and European provider takes its service capabilities to the North American market, launching carrier-neutral exchange in the heart of data-hungry NYC.
Telx expands capacity in 60 Hudson as DataGryd's first wholesale tenant
HITS Insight - September, 2013
The firm is augmenting its presence in many key parts of the greater New York City area to best serve each key vertical in its ecosystem. Here, it has seized an opportunity to significantly expand in one of the most interconnected carrier hotels.
Datapipe enters Singapore market with AWS direct connect in Equinix SG2
HITS Insight - September, 2013
Already strongly positioned in Asia-Pacific with datacenters in Shanghai and Hong Kong, this American MSP opens a new facility in South Asia's data hub.
Rogers acquires Pivot Data Centers and Granite Networks for BLACKIRON Data
HITS Insight - September, 2013
Rogers' interest in the multi-tenant datacenter space is loud and clear. The company has picked up two of the most attractive assets left in the space that haven't yet been acquired by competing telcos.
NextLevel is 100% channel-focused; still emphasizes cloud voice offering over colo
HITS Insight - September, 2013
The company has a rather bleak view of the San Diego colocation market for its purposes, hence it's building a channel network to sell its other offerings, but sees an opportunity for a nationally recognized new entrant.

 

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