Colo Bytes: Netrality, 1025Connect, Webair, Sabey, vXchnge

January 20th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

In addition to all the international and subsea activity we've seen the past few days, there's been some US colo and interconnection news to look at as well:

Netrality saw two service providers move into its Meet-Me rooms this past week. RCN Business has established a PoP at 401 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, as has Cogent Communications. And meanwhile Cogent has also established a PoP at 1301 Fannin in Houston. The additional carriers further diversifies the available networks options for tenants at each. Netrality hasn't bought a new facility in a little while now though, I'm thinking they are due.

Two data centers out on Long Island are collaborating to improve the area's infrastructure. 1025Connect in Westbury and Webair in Garden City have establisheed a direct, low latency connection between their facilities. That pairs a carrier neutral colo-focused provider with a cloud and managed solutions provider in offering a more robust set of solutions to content providers looking to take on the edge, which on Long Island means some 7.6M people.

Sabey Data Centers has a new tenant at Intergate.Manhattan, its facility at 375 Pearl in lower Manhattan. ZenFi has established a presence there as part of its ongoing metro fiber buildout. ZenFi believes that a new kind of network is needed to hook up the many antennas and enterprise locations in dense metro areas, and of course a big part of that is having the city's key data center nodes on net to connect them to.  We interviewed CEO Ray L Chance here back in September, at which time 375 Pearl was already on the menu.

And vXchnge has made a move into the interconnection business with a little help from IIX's Console. Console's focus is the automation of cloud/peering interconnection processes for enterprises, and it launched its platform back in September. vXchnge will be offering direct access to Console's platform in the 6 US markets of Austin, Nashville, Philadelphia, Portland, Santa Clara, and Secaucus.  vXchnge's footprint expanded to 15 locations last year, mostly via the purchase of a set of data centers from Sungard.

Categories: Datacenter · Interconnection · Internet Backbones · Metro fiber

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