Tuesday Bytes: Level 3, Telecity, Internap, CenturyLink

October 27th, 2015 by · Leave a Comment

It’s time for a quick roundup of news from the start of the week:

Level 3’s network was busy with some international business down in Peru. They provided communications services for the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF earlier this month, including internet, voice, streaming video, and of course security. The events were held in the Peruvian capital of Lima.

TelecityGroup has opened a new data center in Finland. The new facility in Helsinki is the company’s sixth in all, not too shabby for just three years doing business in the country. TelecityGroup is of course awaiting the closure of its purchase by Equinix.

Internap has lifted the curtain on the next generation of its bare-metal IaaS, AgileSERVER 2.0. With per-second billing, upgraded hardware and networking, and OpenStack-powered hybridization, they are looking to keep the momentum going. The upgraded service is available in Secaucus, with roll-outs in Dallas, Santa Clara, and Amsterdam coming by the end of the year.

And CenturyLink has done a deal with the Minnesota Vikings. With a 10 year agreement, they have become a founding partner of the NFL team’s stadium as well as the exclusive communications provider. For the latter they will be enabling 1,300 Wi-Fi access points and contrent distribution to 2,000 HD televisions.

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