Time for a quick look overseas, with moves by CDNetworks and Equinix in Japan, Seaborn in the Atlantic, and Interoute in the Alps.
KDDI is taking CDNetworks' content delivery network deeper into its infrastructure, specifically its mobile infrastructure. CDNetworks' mobile CDN technology has been integrated into the Japanese giant's core 4G LTE and 3G network, offering up to 30% faster mobile contet delivery and reducing data traffic by 20%. CDNetworks has been more visible in its global buildouts of late, but clearly they've been putting money into Japan as well.
While most of the other new US-Brazil cables being talked about are still mostly talk, Seaborn Networks is forging ahead. This week they announced that Alcatel-Lucent ships have begun the marine route surveys for the planned 32Tbps Seabras-1 cable system. The target date given is now Q1/2015.
Interoute has invested in some cool energy-saving technology at its Geneva data center. The custom cooling installation uses outside air to chill water when possible, making it to 100% free cooling when the temperature is below 8°C. It will take carbon emissions at the facility from 6000 tons all the way down to 150. It will also reduce overall electricity consumption down by 30%.
And finally, back in Japan the data center giant Equinix is building yet another IBX. They're putting $43M into a new facility in Otemachi, Tokyo to be called TY4. It will feature 450 cabinets in phase 1 with another 300 to be added in phase 2, and will have direct fiber connectivity to Equinix's other Tokyo facilities -- as if it could be any other way.
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