Thursday Bytes: IO, Terremark, Lightower, Zayo, AT&T

July 26th, 2012 by · 1 Comment

With all the earnings news this week, we don’t want to ignore the rest of what has been going on. Here’s a review of a few other items this week from across the US internet infrastructure market from IO, Terremark, Lightower, Zayo, and AT&T:

IO (news) added another modular data center client earlier this week, with a contract awarded by BEX Express. BEX will serve its SME clients in the Phoenix region out of the giant IO Phoenix facility, taking advantage of its free cross connects and wide choice of carriers to connect to.

Verizon’s Terremark division says it has been selected by Stefanini for a hybrid cloud solution and to manage business critical applications. The Brazilian multinational has long been a Terremark customer for more traditional services, but is ready to move its IT infrastructure into the cloud.

Lightower says it has built out its northeastern fiber network into the new Net Access facility in Cedar Knolls NJ. Net Access has apparently had some success bringing in alternative regional and metro fiber into the facility, as Fibertech did the same thing not so many weeks ago. Lightower has been steadily adding depth throughout northern NJ for several years now.

Zayo Group (news, filings) says it has formed a new group aimed at the Research and Education channel, i.e. stuff like Internet2, NOAA, DREN, NASA, ESNet, etc. Brian Proffit has been named director of the channel program. Zayo will also be holding a roundtable event for the R&E Community early next month.

And speaking of R&E networks, AT&T (NYSE:T, news, filings) says it is teaming up with National LambdaRail to bring high speed connectivity to leading health sciences institutions. The solution aims to connect “virtually connect major cancer centers, universities, medical schools, research hospitals, laboratories and other institutions across the United States” and thus transform the healthcare industry’s ability to do, well, healthcare of all sorts. AT&T will be providing the middle and last miles, and NLR will be providing the backbone. AT&T will manage the network itself. First up will be Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.

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