Here's a quick mid-week rundown of some news from across the sector:
Accedian has picked up a regional network operator customer up north. Canadian-based Fibrenoire has deployed their monitoring and assurance solutions as part of a hybrid cloud connectivity expansion. Fibrenoire operates metro fiber in several major markets across Quebec and Ontario.
GTT has expanded its managed services portfolio with the launch of Managed Secure Access. The service allows customers to establish secure connections via TLS from any browser, helping extend the corporate network reach without reducing security. GTT's managed services portfolio and customer base gained some scale recently with the acquisition of MegaPath's managed services business.
Birch has also been doing some work on its product portfolio. This week they released an enhancement to the Communicator App piece of its TotalCloud PBX. It's aimed at better serving mobile workforces by bringing the same PBX capabilities available on IP phones and softphones to cell phones, including HD audio.
And on the colocation front, CoreSite is building yet another data center out in Silicon Valley. The new Santa Clara facility will be their seventh in the area, hence it's moniker SV7, and will add 230,000 square feet of space to CoreSite's footprint. They've already sold 35,000 square feet of that, and expect to start construction next quarter with phase 1 finishing up in Q2 of next year.