TGIF, and Happy Veterans Day for those in the US. Here's a quick look at other news this week that slipped past my nets the first time around:
North Carolina's MCNC announced the completion of a 10G upgrade at East Carolina University. The extra bandwidth came as part of the $144M stimulus project expanding the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN). ECU needs the bandwidth to power its online and distance learning programs and videoconferencing and to serve as a main hub for other nearby anchor institutions.
Phoenix-based IO added a customer for its private cloud computing services. The Chan Soon-Shion Institute for Advanced Health, NantWorks, and National LambdaRail have signed a contract to leverage the company's giant IO facility for what they are billing as the largest healthcare data center in the world. The healthcare vertical has really been stepping up to the bandwidth/colo buffet table lately.
Huawei continued its string of 100G-related news with another live test, this time on the network of Beltelecom. The Belarus incumbent trialed the company's 100G coherent gear on a link between Russia and Poland for 900km without regeneration alongside existing 10G and 40G wavelengths. They need 100G in Belarus already?
Limelight Networks (NASDAQ:LLNW, news, filings) took aim at the mobile space with a new product line. Their Dynamic Site Platform for mobile allows for the tailoring of content-rich websites to those smaller screens without forcing them to use a separate mobile CMS. This is another of those managed services LimeLight is shifting its efforts toward, as it diversifies from the more commoditized side of the CDN space.