Roundup 8/11: Pangaea, Telx, Limelight

August 11th, 2011 by · Leave a Comment

A quick look at some of the other news this week:

Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) yesterday announced a partnership in the NYC metro area with Pangaea Networks.  Pangaea will be using Ciena’s 3960 switch as the foundation of its metro infrastructure and to power their 10GigE Ring service.  Pangaea operates fiber of their own, but much of their approach features a network of relationships with other operators across the region.  They offer Metro Ethernet in the greater New York city area, with 2700 buildings on-tap including of course a long list of those key data center facilities.  Ciena and the rest of the equipment sector have been getting hammered in the markets lately, as demand hasn’t been too great lately, so every little bit helps and the metro Ethernet and fiber business is booming.

Telx Group (news, filings) added more scale to its cloudXchange offering with a deal with BlueMile.  The provider of cloud and hosting solutions has hooked up to Telx facilities in both NYC and Atlanta in order to increase their service delivery footprint and decrease latency in its connections with customers.  Telx just got bought by ABRY and Berkshire, which has been immediately followed by two customer wins for its cloudXchange offering – I guess we know what the new owners are aiming for.

And meanwhile Limelight Networks (NASDAQ:LLNW, news, filings) is trying to shake off a Q2 earnings report that the market, to understate things, did not like much.  Yesterday they upgrading their Dynamic Site platform.  That’s the Clickability platform they purchased back in May, to which they have been busy this summer adding enhanced tools for content editors, website marketing capabilities, improved mobile publishing, and multilingual workflow and website management.  Limelight has acquired its way into the value added side of things over the past year, and they are still tuning all of that cool stuff into a finely tuned machine.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Content Distribution · Datacenter · Metro fiber

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