Here are three (now four) interesting items to look at for this Tuesday morning:
Philadelphia has a new data center this morning. vXchnge has officially opened its new facility at 1500 Spring Garden Street, giving them a total of 15 locations nationwide now. Some of those have been via M&A, but the new Philly facility has been an organic growth project. First announced about 14 months ago, the expansion adds some 70,000 square feet to vXchnge's footprint.
Onvoy has brought in some veteran talent to help its next phase of growth, hiring Surendra Saboo as EVP and COO. Saboo previously held the same position at Neutral Tandem/Inteliquent for many years, and has most recently been heding up TNS's telecom division. For its part, Onvoy recently announced the acquisition of Broadvox, significantly boosting its national reach.
In an interesting infrastructure announcement I missed last week, Tower Cloud says it will be adding 1,300 route miles to its network, boosting their current total by 25% to 6,800 route miles. The company has signed a new contract with one of the top 4 US wireless providers to facilitate the deal. They'll be adding metro fiber across a swath of northern and central Florida, including the cities of Orlando, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, and Ocala. Among the facilities to be hooked up are data centers of CXP, Peak 10, and tw telecom (Level 3) as well as the Jax Naval Air Station, the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base.
And just in this morning, TW Cable Business Class picked up a significant Texas education contract. They'll be providing fier internet and managed security to 46 locations in the Harmony Public School system as well as the HPS central office. These are K-12 charter schools focused on math, science, engineering, and computer technology. Each will get a 1Gps connection plus server level firewall, anti-virus/spam, remote access, and content filtering.