451 Research - Biography

Stefanie Williams
Research Analyst

Stefanie Beaubien Williams joined 451 Research in April 2011. She brings a diverse background, including experience in the customer service, hospitality and business management arenas. Stefanie's past work includes small network administration, HTML, FTP, SEO and several technical writing projects.

Stefanie holds a BA in English-Technical Writing from the University of North Texas, and is a member of both the Society for Technical Communications and the IEEE Professional Communicators Society.



Reports by this Analyst

Painting the Town Blue: 21Vianet continues success in China with cloud and colocation
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
21Vianet stands out among China's carrier-neutral datacenter companies because of its fleet of datacenters, and its ability to deliver cloud solutions through partnership. The company's subsidiary, Blue Cloud, manages Azure and Office 365 in China. 21Vianet announced a similar agreement with IBM in late 2015 to deliver its Bluemix product.
Equinix thriving on Australian demand for geographic diversity and interconnection
MIS Impact Report - August, 2016
Responding to growing demand for capacity, Equinix continues its plans for new builds and incremental expansions in Australia's top markets. Most recently, it opened a new facility in Sydney and expanded in Melbourne.
Utah passes datacenter incentives, misses key component
MIS Spotlight - August, 2016
The State legislation passed SB 3002 in a special session while competing for one of Facebook's proposed datacenters. The problem is that legislators overlooked Utah's growing multi-tenant datacenter industry.
Netrality strengthens connections with acquisition of St. Louis carrier hotels
TDM Deal Analysis - July, 2016
The company has acquired two carrier hotels from Digital Realty Trust and 365 Data Centers' colocation business in St. Louis to expand its portfolio of carrier hotels and datacenter services into its sixth market.
Netrality strengthens connections with acquisition of St. Louis carrier hotels
TDM Deal Analysis - July, 2016
The company has acquired two carrier hotels from Digital Realty Trust and 365 Data Centers' colocation business in St. Louis to expand its portfolio of carrier hotels and datacenter services into its sixth market.
Lightower Fiber Networks acquires Datacenter101 to support fiber customers in Ohio
TDM Deal Analysis - July, 2016
The colocation and network services provider has expanded its reach yet again with the purchase of Datacenter101 in Columbus, Ohio. The move should solidify Lightower's efforts to offer datacenter services along its fiber routes.
North American MTDC providers growing in size and services
MIS Spotlight - July, 2016
The North American multi-tenant datacenter market is consolidating and maturing, but demand remains strong. The overall market will keep growing and providers will continue to expand – not only in top regions such as Virginia and Dallas, but also in 'edge' or emerging areas.
ChinaCache is not hiding its datacenter ambitions in Beijing
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
China's largest CDN player is midway through a datacenter campus buildout in Beijing. If it achieves success there and can repeat that elsewhere, the firm could become a serious player in the Chinese datacenter market.
Hybrid IT at the helm of the TierPoint ship; colocation and managed hosting as anchors
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
With its numerous acquisitions, TierPoint has developed a service offering for a customer base demanding more than just colocation services for its applications. However, it says that in spite of demand for more services, colocation is alive and well throughout its datacenters.
Is a 'liquid' workforce the wave of the future?
MIS Spotlight - May, 2016
As the dynamic of the IT workforce transitions from old-school nine to five to always-on, all the time, companies like Accenture are seeking innovative, fluid ways to address a multitude of challenges that include talent shortages, job satisfaction declines and workload increases.
Zayo has clear vision for Texas with Clearview acquisition
TDM Deal Analysis - April, 2016
The company has continued its acquisition strategy toward growth in Texas with the $18.9m purchase of Clearview International, which operates datacenters in Dallas and Waco, increasing its footprint by about 30,000 square feet.
Michigan passes datacenter incentives bills amid controversy
MIS Spotlight - January, 2016
Michigan joins the growing list of states that have legislated sales and use-tax exemptions specifically for datacenter owners, operators or tenants, although not all providers are pleased with the incentives bills.
TierPoint has eyes on Midwest with Cosentry buy
TDM Deal Analysis - January, 2016
TierPoint has obtained a presence in the Midwest with the acquisition of Cosentry's datacenter business, which includes nine facilities in Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota.
CyrusOne builds out capacity to meet strong leasing demand across the US
MIS Impact Report - January, 2016
The company has opened its Austin III datacenter, located in the Met Center business park. The new facility further strengthens its position as the market-share leader in the Austin/San Antonio market.
MTDC customer wins for CoreSite, MEEZA and QTS
MIS Spotlight - December, 2015
This week's customer wins include Dstillery expanding with CoreSite, Maersk Oil Qatar choosing MEEZA for datacenter services and Voiceware selecting QTS Realty Trust for colocation and connectivity.
TierPoint alters geographic footprint with acquisition of Chicago-based AlteredScale
TDM Deal Analysis - December, 2015
Marking its tenth acquisition, TierPoint has purchased AlteredScale. The deal will support TierPoint's ongoing efforts to expand into geographically diverse US locations. The company's existing customer base will begin leveraging the new facility immediately.
MTDC customer wins for CentralColo, Datum, Interxion, QTS
MIS Spotlight - December, 2015
This week's customer wins include Colocation America selecting CentralColo, Evorio leveraging Datum, SaaSNow expanding in Europe with the help of Amsio and Interxion, and CSC using QTS for its North American datacenters.
451 Research publishes Kansas City and Omaha: Multi-Tenant Datacenter Market report
MIS Spotlight - December, 2015
A new Technology & Business Insight report, Kansas City and Omaha: Multi-Tenant Datacenter Market, examines the overall size, scope and growth of the multi-tenant datacenter market in Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska.
Breaking up is (not) hard to do: a new twist in cloud consolidation
MIS Spotlight - November, 2015
Virtustream has received a major boost to its business, and Windstream has strategically relocated Hosted Solutions. Shedding your cloud is the new way to make better use of your cloud.
T5 Data Centers channels The Gambler with retail colocation product
MIS Impact Report - October, 2015
Although it is initially launching this product in Los Angeles and Atlanta, two markets that have been a little slower for the company, T5 is betting that this is the right move for those markets.
DataBank continues to grow its services, reaches for developer community
MIS Impact Report - October, 2015
Since taking the reins as CEO in 2011, Tim Moore has been leading DataBank through a steady growth strategy of acquisitions and expansions. A year after the company's most recent acquisition, we have a clear picture of what the company's plans are, and where it is headed.
Sify Technologies continues growth, aims to be full-service ICT outsourcer
MIS Impact Report - October, 2015
The company continues steady growth, posting revenue growth of 17.6% year over year for Q3. Sify is adding to its portfolio, and is approaching the status of a comprehensive ICT outsourcer.
Cologix gains access to New Jersey with purchase of Net Access
TDM Deal Analysis - October, 2015
In its tenth acquisition, the reach for New Jersey-based Net Access, Cologix is set to obtain more than 200,000 gross square feet in three facilities, and enters a new region. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
TierPoint bulks up with $575m Windstream datacenter buy
TDM Deal Analysis - October, 2015
TierPoint will nearly double in size after acquiring Windstream's datacenters and associated colocation, cloud and managed services business. The agreement includes a partnership that will allow the companies to sell each other's products and services.
Carrier-1 carrying its own weight in Dallas: expands datacenter, adds business continuity
MIS Impact Report - October, 2015
MTDC provider Carrier-1 is seeing growth in Dallas, driving the construction of its second phase of 10,000 square feet of raised floor, as well as the recent deployment of its 10,000-square-foot business continuity center.
OneNeck opens for business in Denver, expands in Madison
MIS Impact Report - October, 2015
OneNeck IT Solutions has launched its new flagship, concurrently maintainable datacenter in Denver and is building out the third phase of its Fitchburg facility in Madison, Wisconsin, increasing its footprint to 50,000 square feet.
MTDC customer wins for MigSolv, RagingWire, SGX
MIS Spotlight - September, 2015
This week's customer wins include Ormuco putting a node in MigSolv, Shopify expanding its business in RagingWire, and Thomson Reuters launching in SGX. In all instances, key locations offer the new customers a chance to serve their customers from strategic locations.
CenturyLink continues its global expansion strategy on multiple fronts
MIS Impact Report - September, 2015
The company has built a new datacenter and completed six expansions to date; it also leveraged strategic partnerships to enter the central Washington and Australian markets. CenturyLink continues to pursue its strategy to substantiate its operational expertise with Uptime Institute's M&O Stamps.
RagingWire goes big in Dallas with 42-acre datacenter campus
MIS Impact Report - September, 2015
Dallas gains additional capacity as RagingWire begins development on 42 acres in the suburb of Garland with intentions to ultimately build out 1m square feet and 80MW of critical capacity.
MTDC customer wins for ByteGrid, Cologix, NEXTDC
MIS Spotlight - September, 2015
We continue to monitor customer wins, which serve as a key indicator of continued growth among providers and specific services. This week, government IT consolidation, cloud growth, and the drive for less IT infrastructure have ByteGrid, Cologix and NEXTDC welcoming new customers into global facilities.
MTDC customer wins for Cosentry, Metronode, ViaWest
MIS Spotlight - September, 2015
This week's customer wins include Nebraska Medicine selecting Cosentry, Telstra signing on to resell Metronode, and American Residential Service (ARS) leveraging ViaWest. In all instances, the companies were able to offer a differentiated set of products and services to close the deals.
T5 Data Centers spurred to action in Dallas
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
T5 Data Centers' success in the Dallas market - a recent customer win has taken up the remaining capacity in Plano - has spurred the company into acquiring a new property downtown, which it plans to develop into a 100,000-square-foot datacenter.
Peak 10 climbs with expansions, steady increase in capacity
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
The company has continued to thrive in multiple emerging US markets, as demonstrated by ongoing expansions in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tampa, Florida. We recently visited Atlanta; Miami; and Jacksonville, Florida, seeing first-hand the company's continued success in each of these markets.
MTDC customer wins for Ark Data Centres, ByteGrid, Cologix and NEXTDC
MIS Spotlight - August, 2015
We continue to note strong demand for services among global multi-tenant datacenter providers. These wins further illustrate the cloud's continued growth and reliance on multiple connectivity options to be truly successful.
MTDC customer wins for CoreSite, T5, TelecityGroup and ViaWest
MIS Spotlight - August, 2015
We continue to see strong demand for services among global multi-tenant datacenter providers, with a variety of industries seeking services to support growing operations. These week's wins were driven by location, efficiency, services and cost-effectiveness.
CyrusOne: expansions continue, acquisition delivers growth opportunities
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
The company continues its climb with strong leasing activity across its footprint, including key Fortune 1000 wins, as well as continued expansion in multiple markets, with anticipated growth following the acquisition of Cervalis.
Strategic acquisition yields positive returns for QTS
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
QTS Realty Trust continues its upward climb with the acquisition of Carpathia, resulting in increased revenue potential and a broadened customer base and facility portfolio. The company continues to develop is large-scale facilities in North America to support demand and leasing activity.
Internap Q2: slight revenue drop amid significant changes
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
The company's revised strategy brought on slightly improved revenue in Q2, yet slightly down Y/Y, with expectations for continued improvement through the year. A change in leadership and expansion in target customers has put renewed energy into Internap's long-term focus.
Infomart Data Centers expands, connects in Dallas
MIS Impact Report - July, 2015
The Dallas Infomart building is beginning another new redevelopment under the ownership of Infomart Data Centers, which will include expanded services, centralized interconnection, multi-tenant suites for larger enterprises, and upgraded security.
MTDC customer wins for Canberra Data Centres, DataSite, Interxion
MIS Spotlight - July, 2015
We continue to see strong wins from a variety of industries, including IT services and government, as illustrated by Canberra Data Centres, DataSite and Interxion. These wins were primarily driven by the location, stability and connectivity offered by multi-tenant datacenters.