Several interesting items from outside the US this morning that are worth a look from Level 3, Interxion, Savvis, and Interoute:
Level 3 spun up a bit of business in the farthest-flung corner of the Caribbean. They'll be providing data center solutions, international connectivity, and managed security services for Bancaribe Curacao Bank, N.V. on the island nation of Curacao, just to the north of the Venezuelan coast. Level 3 serves the island of Curacao via the ARCOS-1 cable system, as its own submarine cables in the Caribbean land further north at St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands.
European colocation provider Interxion is teaming up with Eucalyptus and other interested parties to help push the cloud sector forward. They'll be launching a new test lab based on the Amazon AWS-friendly Eucalyptus cloud computing platform in Frankfurt. Connectivity will be provided by Atrato, and Arista Networks will provide the switching platform. The test lab will go live on July 1.
Savvis (news, filings) [a subsidiary of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL, news, filings)] made a move to the north, announcing the availability of its virtual private data center offerings in Canada via its Toronto data center. It's part of an overall footprint expansion, as the company announced a similar expansion in the Far East recently, bringing assets online in Hong Kong and Japan. Meridian's toronto software group is amongst the first to leverage Savvis's Canadian infrastructure. As expected, with the lessening of restrictions on foreign ownership, we are seeing a steady stream of investment by international infrastructure providers.
Interoute has now expanded its ISO 27001 accredited Enterprise Security Management System into London, adding complementary protection to their virtual data center and private cloud services. It's a key component of their ICT service capabilities, which have been one of the company's main focuses over the past several years.
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