Time for a quick Friday roundup of news from the sector that I didn't get to yet: a new service for MegaPath, a substantial metro fiber partnership for Southern Telecom, and new contracts for Interxion and Telx.
MegaPath has added another service to its enterprise portfolio. They've launched any-to-any managed broadband failover services, which enable businesses that can't tolerate interruptions to their internet service to back it up with another one. It doesn't matter what type of pipes are involved, e.g. Ethernet, T1, DSL, Cable, 3G, 4G, or LTE, and uses CPE to detect disruptions and initiate failover.
Interxion picked up a customer in the financial vertical over in London this week. Aquis Exchange is taking space in its City of London data centre campus to back up their primary London facility and to tap into Interxion's ecosystem.
Southern Telecom has been quite active lately down in Atlanta. Yesterday they announced a strategic partnership with the consultancy firm ARCADIS to support the Operation Shield initiative. They'll be providing fiber infrastructure for the project, which teams the police with private sector security for improved video surveillance across a wireless and fiberoptic mesh. Southern Telecom's fiber will be hooking up two Atlantia police stations, the Video Integration Center, and the backhaul from the meshed wireless video camera network.
And down in Texas, Digital Edge is expanding in Dallas with the help of Telx. They're moving into Telx's DAL1 facility downtown, along with adding a presence at DAL2 via metro pipes. They'll be using the colo and interconnection infrastructure to bring their cloud and managed hosting platform and services to the Dallas marketplace.
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