Another Friday in August. Here’s a quick rundown of some other news from this week worth a look:
Level 3 picked up a key contract expansion with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Their existing Master ITQ program contract has been broadened to include security, network and telecommunications services. Level 3’s Pennsylvania government presence derives largely from the acquisition of Telcove, which was based in the state and as Adelphia Business Solutions built out a state wide fiber network there. These days, 1,800 of Level 3’s on-net buildings lie in Pennsylvania.
Equinix is on the move again in southeast Asia. They began work on the second phase of their SG3 facility in Singapore. When complete, the expansion will triple SG3’s capacity to 3,000 cabinets and bring Equinix’s spending in the tiny country to $350M. There’s still room for another 2,000 cabinets, but you have to figure SG4 is on a drawing board already somewhere.
Back in the USA, Colo Atl has some deep new fiber connectivity at its location in 55 Marietta Street down in Atlanta, Georgia. Southern Telecom has completed the buildout of a 528-count fiber lateral into the facility, making it one of the regional provider’s key points of presence.
A bit further north, Sentinel Data Centers added some significant new power in North Carolina. They brought online a dedicated transmission voltage substation for their NC-1 facility in Raleigh. The 100kV substation was built over a 2 year period in collaboration with Duke Energy, and gives Sentinel the support for 50MW of capacity in a 2N configuration.
And finally, this week saw a CDN get some major buildout funding. Fastly says it has raised $75M in a Series D funding round led by Iconiq Capital. They’ll be using the new funds, which bring the total they’ve raised to $130M in all, to develop ral time CDN solutions, expand global reach, and to add more ecommerce and security capabilities. Fastly says traffic has grown 700% in the past two years, and the company now employs more than 200.
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