Tuesday Roundup 8/22: AboveNet, Level 3, Global Capacity, KDDI

August 23rd, 2011 by · Leave a Comment

I'll be traveling today, so if I miss any big news while in transit - I will get to it on the flip side.  In the meantime, here's a roundup of a few interesting items lately:

Over in the UK, abvt continued down the familiar path of adding data center after data center to its network.  This time it was the West London facility of Options Datacenters, which will benefit from the low latency alternatives Abovenet's connectivity brings to the table.  AboveNet has been expanding in several major European markets, but of course their London network has been a core market since bubble days.

Level 3 continued its drive toward sustained organic growth with a win at Sidus Data.  The cloud and managed hosting provider will be upgrading its connectivity via Level 3'd dedicated internet access as part of its plan to scale its infrastructure to 1Gbps.  That's not a big bite yet on the scale of Level 3's overall business, but hooking up cloud providers is a growing theme this year and we'll be hearing this tune sung by many voices for the rest of the year.

Global Capacity announced a realignment of its organization to support it's One Marketplace Access Exchange strategy, which earlier this summer teamed up with FiberLight to help manage off-net access.  They've created a Global Network Strategy Group, which will be led by Greg Hough.  Global Capacity has been retooling aggressively since its purchase by Pivotal Group in May.

And TELEHOUSE America's new Chelsea facility signed up yet another carrier tenant.  This one's in the family though, as fellow KDDI subsidiary KDDI America is bringing its network into the recently opened 60,000 square foot data center at 85 10th Ave in Manhattan.  The NYC colo market has been roiling all year since Google bought 111 8th Ave, which makes it a happy time for those with new space on the market.

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Categories: Datacenter · Internet Backbones · Metro fiber

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