Tuesday Bytes: Colt, Enter, Megaport, GCX

December 12th, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

Here's some other news from around the world from the start of this week:

The European service provider Enter is adding to its capabilities in its hub in northern Italy. They have brought MIL2, a neutral interconnection facility, online to complement their MIL1 Milan Caldera data center. They are moving to make the facility and its meet me room into a natural interconnection point for access to both the markets of Italy and to the various submarine cables that connect southern Europe to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Colt has been busy on the low latency front. They have revealed some upgraded ultra low latency connectivity between London and Tokyo, which they can now do in less than 159ms. This follows recent moves to lower latency between Chicago and Tokyo in October, and further expands on what has been a year of growing network investments for the company.

Megaport has won another data center convert to its SDN-powered interconnection platform. They are partnering with IO, which operates large data centers in both Phoenix and New Jersey. IO customers will be able to leverage Megaport's platform to turn up connectivity to cloud resources and other networks within a minute.

And Global Cloud Xchange has formed a new partnership that will take it deeper into southeast Asia. They are teaming up with Vietnam's CMC Telecom, providing IP transit to CMC in Hong Kong and Singapore while receiving a virtual PoP in Hanoi.

Categories: Datacenter · Interconnection · Internet Backbones · Low Latency

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