Monday Bytes: EarthLink, Zayo, Limelight, Calix

September 15th, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

Not a lot of big news this Monday morning, but some smaller items are worth noting:

EarthLink added a key distribution partner this morning. Tech Data will be offering EarthLink’s outsourced help desk and desktop as a service to its customer base. Megapath’s recent sale of its wholesale network arm has me thinking that EarthLink might do the same soon to focus more tightly on its cloud services businesses.  On the other hand though, EarthLink has more physical network assets than Megapath has, so the situation might be quite different.

Zayo’s cloud connection platform got a new infrastructure partner late last week. Ajubeo, which also happens to be based out of Boulder, has hooked up to its wholesale cloud infrastructure via Zayo’s network. Ajubeo is one of the cloud infrastructure providers that built its way into the space from scratch over the past couple of years.

AnyClip is speeding up its video content with a little help from Limelight’s content delivery network. With 50M visitors across 130K websites to deliver video ads to, the use of CDN infrastructure is a must of course. I’m still amazed though that Limelight hasn’t been bought out by a service provider of some sort by now.

And Calix has found another little-known Gigabit network rollout to power. EPB SmartNet is using their gear to bring 1Gbps to the community of Russellville, Kentucky. EPB stands for Electric Plant Board, and is the local energy utility with some 4000 customers — a third of those being also FTTP customers already.



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