It's the first Friday of the dog days of August, and time for a quick roundup of some interconnectivity news from CoreSite, Lumos Networks, and Exponential-e:
CoreSite (NYSE:COR, news, filings) made a somewhat unusual move yesterday for a US-based datacenter REIT. They hooked up with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), announcing a new relationship that will bring direct access to the AMS-IX's peering exchange to multiple CoreSite facilities in the US. It will be a part of their Open Internet Exchange Hub, which is now obviously a transatlantic phenomenon. Earlier this summer, they similarly added Telehouse's NYIIX peering exchange.
And also in the exchange world, Lumos Networks (NASDAQ:LMOS, news, filings) has become the newest member over at the Equinix Ethernet Exchange, just a few weeks after its MEF Certification. The move brings its rather unique regional and metro footprint of 5,800 route miles across West Virginia and the surrounding states rather closer to the rest of the internet than it has ever been. Since splitting off from nTelos last year, Lumos has been charting a more and more independent course.
Over in the UK, Exponential-e has brought another financial data provider on-net. The 250 financial concerns they currently support now have direct connectivity to BATS CHI-X Europe over Exponential-e's low latency 100GigE pipes. The financial bandwidth vertical has seemed to be entering a less frenetic state lately - plenty of bandwidth being sold of course but for projects at a later state of maturity.
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