Here's a quick roundup of some subsea, data center, and IoT news from the start of the week:
As AquaComms comes closer to its end-of-year RFS date for AEConnect, we are getting more information about who they are working with to make the transatlantic cable happen. Ciena is supplying its GeoMesh solution for the optics and software. And a collection of Digital Realty facilities will be at the endpoints of AEConnect, 32 Ave of the Americas first and then 60 Hudson and 111 8th soon thereafter, showcasing a few of Digital Realty's newly purchased Telx assets.
CoreSite also has an undersea cable moving in. The FASTER trans-Pacific cable is planning to land at CoreSite's Los Angeles campus. That's where the One Wilshire data center is of course. FASTER is backed by Google and a collection of Asian carriers.
And it may not be a submarine cable, but CyrusOne is also boasting of some new fiber connectivity. CenturyLink has now brought its network into five additional CyrusOne facilities in Cincinnati, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Sterling. That puts them in 12 out of 29 in all, and in CyrusOne's National IX as well.
Meanwhile, Zayo is putting some of its capex budget to work in Sin City. They're expanding their Las Vegas data center, once called MarquisNet, by some 10,000 square feet. Demand from both the local enterprise market and from California enterprises looking for disaster recovery options is helping drive the expansion.
Infomart Data Centers also revealed some expansion plans. They'll be adding another 16MW of power capacity up in Hillsboro, Oregon. The extra power will comprise of 4MW for existing shell space for March 2016 plus a 12MW for a new 100K square foot facility next door.
And AT&T has picked up an interesting five year federal IoT contract. They'll be helping to mobilize the Census Bureau with mobile applications to help collect all that demographic survey data in real time. That sure seems like a no-brainer for IoT and wireless in general.
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