Pacnet Intros 100G Transpacific Waves

October 29th, 2013

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A year after getting a new CEO and refocusing its business, Pacnet is clearly on offense again. Along with their datacenter moves on the Chinese mainland, today they introduced 100G wavelength services between East Asia and the US West Coast. [Read more →]

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NTT Strikes Twice, Acquires Virtela and Raging Wire

October 28th, 2013

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If there were any doubts about the intentions of the Japanese giant NTT Communications in the North American cloud services market, their moves today should go a long way to dispelling them. NTT announced two purchases today, buying 80% of RagingWire Data Centers and all of the cloud networking operator Virtela. [Read more →]

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Post-Snowden, encryption finally sells

October 28th, 2013

This article was authored by Don Sambandaraksa, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Privacy does sell. Or at least, it has received a breath of fresh air in the form of the wake-up call from Edward Snowden’s leaks. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Zayo

October 28th, 2013

It has been a busy month on the Ramblings Jobs Board, where we now have six positions listed including a new one from Zayo this past week: [Read more →]

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600Mbps to the Moon

October 25th, 2013

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There’s something about bandwidth in space that simultaneously evokes the responses ‘Oh Cool’ and ‘That sounds so primitive’.  That’s true for me with the report on various news sources this week about an actual 622Mbps broadband connection between the Earth and the Moon, or more precisely to the Lunar and Atmospheric Dust Environment Explorer probe that is currently orbiting it. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Lightower, tw telecom, GTT, Teliasonera

October 25th, 2013

It’s time for a Friday roundup from the network world: [Read more →]

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ViaWest Plans Big New Denver Data Center

October 24th, 2013

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The regional colo and cloud provider ViaWest is doubling down on its infrastructure in Colorado. They have announced a new 210,000 square facility to be ready for business in the first quarter of 2014.

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Akamai’s Q3 Solid, But Apple Shoots a Hole in Forecast

October 24th, 2013

Over in the CDN/Cloud segment, Akamai also had a good third quarter but sees a dark cloud or two ahead in Q4 that will dampen any celebrations.  Revenues were higher than both analyst estimates and the company’s guidance, as were their non-GAAP earnings per share.   Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Infinera Turns a Nice Q3 Profit, But Will Need a New CFO

October 24th, 2013

Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) posted another strong quarter yesterday, again besting expectations as its sales of the new DTN-X platform continue to drive things forward.  Revenues were in the upper half of guidance and a bit above expectations, while earnings per share of $0.10 were above the guided range and six cents ahead of composite analyst estimates.  However forward guidance was more conservative than the street may have hoped: [Read more →]

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Equinix Back On Track in Q3, Brings In New CTO

October 24th, 2013

After a rare faltering step last quarter, Equinix turned in a third quarter earnings report that puts them back on their growth track.  Revenues came in just a hair above the midpoint of guidance and slightly above analyst projections, while diluted earnings per share were $0.14 above the street’s estimates.  Here’s a quick table of their results in some context: [Read more →]

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CoreSite, Equinix, Level 3 Line Up For Amazon’s AWS Direct Connect

October 23rd, 2013

Amazon is the undeniable king of the the first public cloud era, and therefore it’s into their infrastructure where the biggest demand for cloud connectivity has been and continues to be. And so today we have three major infrastructure providers announcing expanded support for AWS Direct Connect, which itself has been around for two years already. [Read more →]

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Sunesys to Build Seaborn’s NJ Backhaul

October 23rd, 2013

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Another piece of Seaborn Networks’ planned cable to South America keep falling into place. On Monday it was the money, and yesterday it was that the metro fiber specialist Sunesys will be handling the terrestrial backhaul leg in New Jersey. [Read more →]

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