Time for a quick look at news on the international front this week from NTT, GTS Central Europe, CDNetworks, and Level 3.
Japan's NTT Communications keeps on adding to its European depth. This week it was a new PoP in Vienna, housed in Interxion's facility. Vienna's position in the IP transit world has been growing, acting as a gateway to central and eastern Europe. Interxion added 600 square meters to their facility there last year, with aditional phases in the works.
Nearby, GTS Central Europe is beefing up its virtual hosting product line, adding performance monitoring from BaseN. They've been moving further into cloud computing and related services since deploying the Cisco UCS regionally about 18 months ago. GTS may be in a position for further consolidation going forward, having bought Dial's Slovakian assets two years ago.
Corporate cousins CDNetworks and Telehouse America are teaming up for a deeper presence in the Russian market. They're using the recently announced Telehouse Moscow facility as a base for their continued expansion in the region - one that both they and their KDDI parent have been putting resources into for a while. The country's politics may be going nowhere fast, but the Russian telecommunications market has been growing in stature on all fronts lately.
And down in South America, Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) continued to press forward with its presence there. They've achieved ISAE 3402 Type II certification for four of its elite data centers in Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago. The new international standard helps ensure financial transparency into processes and operations for data center customers, and will give Level 3 a boost with the enterprise sector across the continent.
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