Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, NYI, Cologix, GTT

October 7th, 2015 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick mid-week roundup of other news from the internet infrastructure sector:

Zayo picked up a fiber deal over in the UK this morning. The hosting provider ServerChoice has picked the company to add capacity to one of its key data centers in Hertfordshire to the north of London. Zayo will be building dark fiber to the Welwyn facility, bringing the building on-net by January of 2016. It's now been five quarters since Zayo bought Geo and Neo and started what looked like European consolidation front, so it seems like they're due for another inorganic move.

NYI has a new partner at its New Jersey data center. The company says that Netgate is powering its pfSense software distribution and project operations out of the facility, and that NYI has exclusive access to a customized build of the software available as part of its managed firewall product. pfSense is a FreeBSD open-source router firewall used by some 250,000 users. Netgate gains the infrastructure launch pad from which to operate, and NYI gains a security platform with which to help its customers keep their networks secure.

Cologix has a new managed services partner. MOD Mission Critical has announced a strategic relationship with the data center and interconnection provider that spans 21 facilities in the US and Canada. MOD provides colocation infrastructure to the SME market in smaller chunks than larger data center operators like to deal with directly, thus helping Cologix reach customers it normally wouldn't be able to reach. MOD did a similar deal with 365 Data Centers a few months ago.

And GTT turned its attention overseas this morning to announce a new point of presence in Hong Kong.  Located at 3 Shing Yiu Street, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon, it is GTT's second PoP in the Chinese port city and its fourth in Asia as a whole. That's in one of Equinix's facilities, where GTT is also hooking into the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

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Categories: Datacenter · Internet Backbones · Metro fiber

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