Wednesday Bytes: UNSi, C7, Sabey, Cedexis, FARICE

September 11th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

Midweek brings us another quick roundup of news items that are worth a quick look.

Fresh off its purchase of Airband, UNSi is expanding into cloud services. They've partnered with the cloud application provider RapidScale to quickly bring a suite of hosted cloud applications to market. The offerings take advantage of the expanded MPLS footprint UNSi now has and the QoS they can deliver across it.

Out in Utah, C7 Data Centers is preparing the launch of its new facility in Bluffdale. The 95,000 square foot data center and office complex goes by the name of Granite Point II and will open for business next month. It is designed for 10Mw of power with a 1.2 PUE.

Seattle-based Sabey added a new channel partner. The IT consulting firm Hidalgo Communications has signed on as a premier agent, gaining direct access to Sabey's data centers and especially into the new one they've got opening in Manhatttan at 375 Pearl Street.

On the CDN services front, Cedexis has upgraded its radar service. The better reporting and data granularity are aimed at enabling their IT/content providers a sharper scalpel when it comes to optimizing multiple cloud/CDN platforms for delivering data, especially to those picky mobile users.

And in the North Atlantic, Iceland got some 100G bandwidth.  FARICE, the undersea cable connecting western Europe with Iceland via the Faeroe Islands and Scotland, has put Ciena's coherent 100G technology and GeoMesh solution to work.  That's on both the 1,200km of submarine cable and the 800km of terrestrial fiber that make up their footprint.

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Categories: Channel · Content Distribution · Datacenter · Managed Services · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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