abvt has built fiber into the new Santa Clara facility of Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT, news, filings), SC1. Their new IP POP at the site fits with the company’s aim to be ‘datacenter neutral’, meaning if it’s a datacenter within in their footprint then they’re probably already in it or planning on building out to it. When both phases have been completed, SC1 will have 176,000 squre feet of raised floor space and 36.4MW of available power. This is the second announcement of new fiber to the facility, as Layer42 made a similar announcement earlier this week. AboveNet’s buildout to SC1 has been in the works since April.
Meanwhile, AboveNet also officially confirmed a bit of news I’ve seen mentioned via other channels a few times over the past month or so. They have teamed up with Amazon Web Services to provide high performance direct connectivity to its cloud platform. Initially, that means 100Mbps, 1Gbps, and 10Gbps options – which certainly covers a lot of ground. Level 3 and Equinix are the other known providers supporting Amazon’s Direct Connect roll-out. Premium connectivity to and between clouds seems guaranteed to be a rising issue in the industry, and Amazon’s scale means they’re among the first places it is showing up.
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