Here's a quick rundown on some news from abroad:
MRV picked up a DWDM contract over in the Netherlands with Serverius. The Dutch data center will leverage their transport gear for up to high capacity connectivity to major interconnection points in Amsterdam and Frankfurt and to boost their hosting bandwidth up to 100G. Severius's network is built off of four dark fiber routes, while it's data center makes the claim of being the only one in the Netherlands above sea level. Quanza Engineering facilitated the choice of MRV's gear.
Canada's VoIP powerhouse Mitel is going to be providing business communications services in the USA for the National Joint Powers Alliance. They have been awarded an NJPA contract for the second time, giving them access to the 50,000 member agencies in the government and education sector. Specifically mentioned in the announcement was the use of Mitel's technology by the town of St. Cloud, Minnesota.
The Japanese giant NTT has aimed its growing cloud capabilities at another opportunity. Late last week they launched a data federation offering for sharing, managing, and updating office contract data. The infrastructure is incorporated into their Enterprise Cloud portfolio, initially in the Singapore, Vietnam, and Malaysia markets.
And also in Japan, last week KVH boosted their cloud portfolio with some help from Midokura. Their private cloud offering will be based in part off of Midokura's network virtualization tech, adding capabilities like virtual load balancers and virtual firewalls. KVH has been investing rapidly in its cloud and communications service capabilities lately.