Friday Bytes: 24/7 MidAtlantic, Zayo, Equinix, Interxion, Internap

January 31st, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick look at news from this week that I didn't get to in a timely fashion, as I am on the road.  I'll be back over the weekend:

In Maryland, 24/7 MidAtlantic says it has completed a fiber buildout into Ciena's new headquarters in Hanover. Ciena will use the new fiber path to support their research network, where they work with partners on nextgen technologies. 24/7 builds and operates a regional fiber network covering Northern Virginia, DC, Maryland and the Delmarva peninsula across the bay.

Over in London, Zayo is expanding its metro coverage to the east of London. They're adding 53 new fiber miles out to Basildon in Essex, bringing Stratford, Romford, and Thurrock on-net as well. That is in addition to the expansion they announced in November out to Slough to the west.   Is there a geography Zayo isn't expanding in?

Earlier this week we saw AT&T make a deal with Equinix. They're deploying their NetBond service into certain Equinix facilities, giving customers another way to access cloud resources via the security of a VPN network.  Success in the cloud is all about having an ecosystem that is not just large and diverse, but also secure.

Interxion has added a new CDN tenant in the UK. The Asian-based Global Transit has opened a PoP at Interxion's campus in London, giving them a foothold in Europe to expand from. They have plans to move into Amsterdam and Denmark, and are apparently considering investing in one of the submarine cable projects connecting Asia to Western Europe as well. Big dreams worth keeping an eye out for...

And Internap announced the win of a content delivery customer. The sports and betting-related services provider Sportradar is using their CDN to stream sports content into 1,000 retail betting shops around the world. We haven't heard too much from Internap about its CDN since the Vitalstream acquisition and integration turned out poorly back in 2007-8. Nice to see it making a bit of news.

Categories: Cloud Computing · Content Distribution · Datacenter · Metro fiber

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