Int’l Roundup: TI Sparkle, Level 3, Savvis, Equinix

June 5th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a set of quick takes on the international front from TI Sparkle, Level 3, Savvis, and Equinix.

TI Sparkle added some peering connectivity today with Transaction Network Services. The multi-service IPX interconnection agreement will help them exchange mobile signaling and GRX traffic more efficient by bypassing the TDM world. Lots of these agreements seem to be bubbling up now, and I'm sure there are more that don't generate a PR too.

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) has a new facility in Zurich, making five in all. They opened ZH5 today, with a 10km dark fiber ring connecting it to their main campus nearby where ZH1, 2, and 4 are located. Phase 1 of the new facility is 11,200 square feet of customer space, or 420 cabinet equivalents, and is apparently 100% green power certified. Earlier this week, Equinix also boasted an expanded contract with Wargaming, giving the MMO game developer some space in their Kleyer facility in Frankfurt.

If the rest of the world were as much fun as Brazil, Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) would be having one hell of a year already, at least if PRs are anything to go by. Today they announced another CDN win down in Sao Paolo via an expanded contract with Dafiti. The e-commerce fashion company had already been using them for hosting services and internet access, and is looking for help serving the 25 million unique visitors its website gets monthly.

Savvis (news, filings) [a subsidiary of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL, news, filings)] has extended their cloud application database service into Asia. The service, which offers Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases on demand from the cloud, is now available out of one of Savvis's Singapore facility.

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