Friday Bytes: MBC, Ciena, Lumos, Data Foundry, Consolidated

April 11th, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

TGIF.  Before you go, here's a quick rundown of one last set of metro, data center, and vendor news from this week:

Mid-Atlantic Broadband has completed a multi-terabit capacity trial in southern Virginia. Using Infinera's DTN-X and those 500Gbps super-channels, the open-access network is planning to upgrade to 100G - which is a lot of bandwidth for a region that is largely off the beaten path for the internet as a whole. MBC is a longtime Infinera customer of course.

Ciena has a state government network deal out in Colorado. the Colorado Department of Transportation is using their packet optical networking gear on 560 miles of private fiber backbone. They hook up 1,500 devices (hardened, weatherproof cameras, sensors, signs and stuff) to help CDOT monitor and manage traffic.

In western Pennsylvania, Lumos Networks is delivering 10G wavelengths to Iron Mountain's underground location outside of Pittsburgh. Lumos has been putting resources into its Pennsylvania fiber footprint, hooking up buildings and filling out the map with new routes.

Data Foundry has broken ground on its new Houston 2 data center at 660 Greens Parkway. When complete, it will feature 350,000 square feet, have access to as much as 60Mw of power, and connect via more than 10 on-net fiber networks.

And also in the Houston metro area, Consolidated Communications has done a deal with Stream Data Centers. They'll be using the facility to offer data storage, disaster recovery, and business continuity to businesses in the region. The new data center, finished just last year, is 70 miles from the coast and outside hurricane range.

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