Friday Bytes: DE-CIX, Telehouse, Integra, CyrusOne, NYI

October 3rd, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick Friday roundup of other news from around the sector this week:

Telehouse's Chelsea data center in New York City has another Tier 1 carrier hooked up. Teliasonera International Carrier has expanded its IP backbone into the 85 10th Ave data center. It's the seventh of Telehouse's locations that TSIC has entered -- the other six being in Europe.

Over in Frankfurt, DE-CIX is upgrading its Apollon internet exchange platform with Alcatel-Lucent's XRS-40 routers capable of supporting 160 x 100GE pipes. The first one went live this past Wednesday, and the exchange has plans to expand the deployment to other data centers in the Frankfurt metro area. DE-CIX is busy with its new exchange platform in New York, but they won't be needing such a level of capacity over just yet.

Fresh off a management transition, Integra has polished off the acquisition of World Communications, Inc. The deal expands Integra's presence in the key northwestern hub of Seattle, giving them some additional scale and enterprise expertise. Robert Guth took the helm just last month as interim CEO and president, and if he will be shifting the direction of the company -- holding steady for the hiring of a permanent CEO, looking for more M&A targets to boost scale, or perhaps moving toward a sale.

CyrusOne's invasion of norther Virginia is getting some major connectivity.  Level 3 Communications, tw telecom, Comcast, SummitIG, FiberLight, Lightower, Zayo and CenturyLink have all committed to expanding their fiber into the company's planned new data center in Loudoun County.  The new facility is scheduled to open for business this quarter.

And on the CDN front, NYI says its Fault Tolerant Web service can help defend against Shellshock bug, the latest hacker vulnerability bogeyman that was found in linux's Bash shell. NYI's FTW is a self-developed content delivery network aimed at speeding up the websites of its own hosting clientele.

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Categories: Content Distribution · Datacenter · Internet Backbones · Mergers and Acquisitions

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