Here's a quick look at some news from early this week:
Allied Fiber added another dark fiber and colo customer this morning. Joytel Communications has signed on for a slice of the infrastructure they recently finished building in the southeast. Joytel is a regional ISP that operates along the northeastern Florida coastline between Jacksonville and Palm Coast, and is exactly the sort of regional provider that Allied Fiber has always said wants strands of dark fiber but can't get them on reasonable terms.
Global Cloud Xchange has added the Google Cloud to its platform with the introduction of Cloud X Fusion. The combination of their Cloud X ecosystem with Google Cloud Interconnect gives customers around the world direct access to Google's cloud, which is a logical-enough move. Meanwhile, GCX also issued $300M worth of debt this morning at 6.5%.
And CenturyLink has expanded down under. Through an agreement with DCaaS provider NEXTDC, they now have a foothold from which to offer their full suite of managed hybrid IT services. They are already offering managed hosting and colo across NEXTDC's facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, and Perth. Later this year, they'll add public cloud as well. NEXTDC also gains the ability to sell into CenturyLink's footprint elsewhere in the world, including the USA.
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