Several items on the international front this week that deserve a look:
tinet announced a win in the financial vertical this morning. Global online Forex and CFD broker FXCM Holdings will be using the company's IP transit services, including dual stack IPv6 support and network based dDoS protection, to add reliability and coverage to their current infrastructure. That's Tinet's first announced win since this month's completion of the acquisition by Neutral Tandem, signaling perhaps that they're not going anywhere.
Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) won a deal over in Japan, where KVH will be leveraging the company's Digital Optical Network. KVH is a leader in the low latency, high frequency trading space in Japan, and serves business customers via fiber in Tokyo, Osaka, and Yokohama. They will be looking to offer business customers very big pipes very quickly, and will also be using Infinera's capabilities in support of data storage and disaster recovery offerings.
And up in the clouds, Colt Group (LON:COLT, news), Interoute (news), and Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings) Business have all made moves this week. COLT inked a deal with Unisys in which Unisys will implement a cloud computing environment in six of Colt's data centers, which Colt will then use to offer cloud services to its enterprise customers. Interoute announced that it has received ISO 27001 certification for its hosting and security operations center in Geneva, with which it adds muscle to its own cloud offerings. And Verizon Global Wholesale took its Infrastructure-as-a-Service global, expanding from its initial launch in the US. Lots of jockeying for position going on in the cloud space, should be interesting to watch although right now it's mostly talk.