Tuesday Bytes: Colo Atl, GTT, NYI, Towerstream, Level 3

June 16th, 2015 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick roundup of infrastructure news from around the USA early this week:

With the southeast infrastructure market hopping these days, Atlanta’s Colo Atl says it will invest in some more space. They’re adding another 6,400 square feet at 55 Marietta, giving them 24K in all. I hadn’t realized Hunter Newby (Allied Fiber, Netrality) is also a partner at Colo Atl, although it makes plenty of sense, as does Colo Atl’s location at one end of the new Miami-Atlanta route that Allied Fiber is finishing off.

GTT Communications has picked up a global bakery deal. They’ll be connecting retail stores for Le Pain Quotidien, which operates some 220 franchises around the world, with 100 in the USA. GTT will be hooking up the bulk of their US locations to the cloud, amongst other things.

Engine Yard is taking its Docker-based PaaS service, Deis, to the east coast with some help from NYI. NYI will be providing the power, space, and dedicated servers for a distributed lab environment. Engine Yard will use it for testing purposes between Deis releases etc. I’m still trying to nail down what ‘containers on burstable metal’ really means though.

Towerstream says it has brought five new buildings on-net with its fixed wireless offering. They’re selling bandwidth in 100Mbps lots to businesses in those buildings, and looking to keep the momentum going for the rest of 2015. Now all they have to do is turn that into a nice revenue growth trend.

And if you weren’t convinced that the tide has turned at Level 3, this week’s launch of a philanthropic foundation should help. A ‘broader notion of social responsibility’ is something one rarely develops until long after the cash flows turn significantly green.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Datacenter · Internet Backbones · Wireless

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