Some quick takes on news items that fell through the cracks during the week:
Internap Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings) won a high octane deal with UK-based Sahara Force India. The Formula One racing team will be using a range of the company's services to support its website globally, including IP services, CDN, and managed hosting. Sahara Force India will be serving a variety of next-gen media to its fans across the usual range of devices.
Comcast Business's Metro Ethernet efforts gained a new convert. Decisive Communications has brought in the MSO's bandwidth to its Frederick, Maryland footprint, hooking up seven of its own locations and offering the bandwidth to its datacenter customers. Comcast Business has been relatively quiet on the PR front, yet continues to aggressively move into the space across 20 of the largest US markets.
abvt says that it is supplying 210 route miles of fiber to the EAGLE-Net alliance out in the Denver metro area. Denver is one of AboveNet's expansion markets, into which they have built out over the past couple years. EAGLE-Net is in the midst of a $100.6M BTOP rollout, and will use this fiber to help bring a state-wide peering ring online in Q2. Zayo also won some EAGLE-Net business a bit further to the north back in January.
OnRamp Access introduced new hosting solutions aimed at the healthcare industry, and specifically at helping companies better meet HIPAA and HITECH. With a newly developed 3 step risk management program, the Austin-based data center hope to gain leverage with this key vertical by offering help with what is one of the key management tasks these days in healthcare IT.
And finally, IO continued its steady stream of modular data center wins with one at Southern Foodservice Management. The dining, catering, and vending services company will be using IO's Data Center as a Service out of IO Phoenix, saving it the effort of building and maintaining its own facility.
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