Friday Bytes: 365, Zayo, HE, XO, CyrusOne

August 15th, 2014 by · 3 Comments

It's Friday, and it's August.  So it must be time for a quick roundup of the other telecom and internet infrastructure news from this week before you get ready to mow the lawn.

The managed services provider Inerail is expanding its network with a little help from 365 Data Centers. They're expanding into 365DC's Philadelphia data center at 3701 Market, choosing it over three other facilities. The move also brings in the PHLIX, a Philadelphia-based internet exchange I hadn't run into yet that is now present in five of the market's data centers.

Zayo is bringing more of its resources to bear on the tech startup world. They've announced a collaborative effort to bring connectivity to Galvanize, a network of urban startup communities with locations in San Francisco, Denver, and of course Zayo's hometown of Boulder, Colorado. You can't start up anything these days without significant bandwidth.

Hurricane Electric continued adding PoPs to its network with another location out in the Midwest. They've opened a new point of presence at Nebraska Colocation Centers at 1623 Farnam Street in Omaha, far beyond the NFL cities where you used to have to go to access their backbone. HE has also been at the forefront of IPv6, something we have been hearing strangely little about since the IPv4 addresses started running out.

XO said this week that it has expanded its access to Amazon Web Services, the 800lb gorilla of the public cloud space. XO is now supporting dedicated, secure connectivity for AWS Direct Connect at speeds of 50 to 500Mbps, whereas before now they had been providing links at 1Gbps and 10Gbps. The extra options will let them sell to enterprises with smaller yet still significant bandwidth appetites.

And down in Texas, CyrusOne has a new sales vector. OMEGABYTE has signed up as a private cloud solutions channel partner, and will be leveraging CyrusOne's data center infrastructure to power its OpenStack-based solutions. More specifically, OMEGABYTE will be housing its private demo environment in the first phase of CyrusOne's Austin II facility.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Datacenter · Internet Backbones · Metro fiber

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  • Jill says:

    What’s the most exciting news in the CLEC space this month?

  • anonymous says:

    CLEC’s have been driven out of business Jill. Coming down to the big four, AT&T, VZ, CL, and Level 3 soon. I suspect collusion coming soon. Innovation out the window. Comcast is not a suitable savior as they are arrogant and corrupt.

    • mhammett says:

      There’s not much innovation in reusing the same lines with the same services. Do what the rest of us are doing and building your own fiber and microwave.

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