I had a great time at yesterday's Telecom Exchange event in Manhattan, congrats to Jaymie Scotto & Associates for another awsome event! Now it's time to catch up on a bit of the news issued there that I didn't get to yet, which was focused on colo or connectivity to colo.
sidera continued its datacenter connectivity campaign by bringing its fiber into Sabey's facilities. First up will be connectivity for Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey's giant new facility at 375 Pearl. Sidera will also be connecting up Sabey's Asburn facility, and is in the process of extending its low latency network to Sabey's Seattle facility as well. That will be an interesting move by Sidera, stepping outside its home turf again, but terrestrially this time.
New York's Optical Communications Group is joining the parade of connectivity to the NJ1 data center owned by Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT, news, filings). They have connected their "Manhattan Bypass" route to the Piscataway facility, offering connectivity to the cable landing stations out on Long Island that runs directly across Staten Island and across to Long Island from there.
Down in Atlanta, Colo Atl says it has achieved SSAE 16 certification, the new standard replacing SAS70. That 3rd party accredidation for controls and safeguardes will help Colo Atl's ability to serve clients from around the globe. Lots of colo providers have been making the switch to the more modern standard of late.
In the far east, Hibernia Atlantic expanded its Global Express Platform (formerly the GFN, rebranded just last week) into Equinix's TY2 IBX in Tokyo. They have also expanded their Ethernet services into not just Tokyo, but also Singapore and Hong Kong. While Hibernia's flagship assets remain its transatlantic cables, it's been quite interesting to watch them stretch further both terrestrially on both sides of the Atlantic and now across the Pacific.
And finally, ViaWest posted a cloud win. Zulahoo has selected the western data center provider to provide on-demand cloud computing services in support of its community commerce portal. Zulahoo will move its infrastructure from the physical to the virtual, a transition that is playing out more and more frequently all over the internet these days.