Several interesting news items came out yesterday that are worth a quick look and comment:
EdgeConneX has a new fiber partner down in south Florida. FiberLight has built out its fiber and lit network into the company's new edge data center in Miami. EdgeConneX has been opening new data centers at a rapid pace over the last year, creating edge capacity outside the usual concentrations of colocation space and closer to last mile distribution points. That also means they are farther from the main fiber routes of course, and therefore the company has been working with fiber builders around the country to feed them with th necessary bandwidth. FiberLight is a natural partner for EdgeConneX across a variety of southeastern markets.
365 Data Centers has a new internet exchange partner out on the west coast. They have joined forces with the San Francisco Metropolitan Internet Exchange, which is extending its reach southward into 365DC's San Jose data center. It's a similar move to one 365DC made last month at its Nashville facility, working with local partners to add IX options to its ecosystem.
Hurricane Electric has opened its second point of presence in Spain. The global IP backbone operator has taken up residence at Telvent Carrierhouse at Acer 30-32 in Barcelona, bringing both their IPv4 and IPv6 transit services to bear. HE has been steadily expanding its international footprint in recent years, with a focus lately on southern Europe.
And on the cloud communications front, 8x8 has made an acquisition over in the UK. They are spending £16.5 million in cash and stock to purchase DXI, a provider of cloud-based contact center solutions. 8x8 plans to bring DXI's capabilities back across the Atlantic to boost its presence in the US hosted contact center marketplace, as well as increase its presence in Europe itself of course.