A very Merry Christmas to you all, before everyone leaves early today. And on that note, here’s a quick rundown on some news from fiber and colo from the last few days that somehow slipped through the cracks:
Cologix won some more business with ContinuityX. They’ll be supporting the expandion of the cloud-based disaster recovery specialist into both Minneapolis and Montreal. This follows quickly on the heels of a similar announcement in October that saw ContinuityX move into Cologix’s Toronto and Dallas facilities. I guess they liked stage one.
Equinix continued its seemingly endless financial vertical victory march with a new exchange contract. The MIAX Options Exchange is putting their infrastructure in of the colo giant’s IBXs, including two in the New York metro area, and will be leveraging the Platform Equinix marketplace for its interconnection needs. MIAX is run by Miami International Holdings, and hopes to act as a bridge to Latin American markets.
Viawest has announced a partnership with Galvanize out in Denver. Galvanize is a start-up ecosystem that is trying to empower Colorado’s entrepreneurs. Viawest will be providing guest lecturing, hosted events, and other support. Of course they’re also hoping to draw some of those young, dynamic companies into their cloud services ecosystem too with a special discount package.
Integra Telecom further expanded its Carrier Ethernet portfolio this week. They’re now offering E-LAN services, enabling them to provide multipoint-to-multipoint layer 2 VPNs to the more sophisticated breed of customer the company has been courting all year. Integra has gone a long way this year toward shifting its image from a battered CLEC at thought to be at risk of cable intrusion to an expanding alternative fiber operator with relatively sparse regional competition.
And last but not least, Hudson Fiber Network says it will be amongst the first to offer new ultra-low latency direct connections out of the NYSE facility in Mahwah early next year. The lucky routes will see 22-55% reductions in fiber latency: 300 Boulevard East in Weehawken (36%), 755 Secaucus Road in Secaucus (53%), 165 Halsey Street in Newark (25%), and Federal Boulevard in Carteret (22%). By mid-January, another ULL link between 755 Secaucus and 300 Boulevard East will be online that is less than 6.2km and 62µs RTD away, a savings of 25-30%. This surely derives from the work they’ve been doing with boutique fiber builder Cross River Fiber since last summer.