Next week I'll be posting from Miami as I attend Metro Connect. If you're going to be there and would like to bend my ear, do let me know! In the meantime, here's a quick wrapup of the rest of the news from this week that for whatever reason I didn't get to earlier:
Allied Fiber revealed another dark fiber customer on its southeastern longhaul route earlier this week. Southern Light Fiber has signed on for a 20 year IRU, adding a fiber pair between Jacksonville and Atlanta, a presence in all 5 of the colo huts in Georgia, and options for additional strands in the future. The additional assets help Southern Light complete the regional 100G backbone ring they have been working on. Allied Fiber finished up its Miami-Atlanta buildout last year, and in 2016 perhaps we will see them take on another big project.
Out west, Viawest kept its momentum going with another customer win. The Presbyterian Foundation has picked their Hybrid IT and private cloud services to power VPN access to its data across nine offices nationally. That will let the nonprofit financial arm of the church focus on what it's good at rather than on technology and such.
CENX has launched another new software platform. Exanova Service Intelligence is aimed at real-time network analytics for differentiated services, such as the Internet of Things, IaaS. and NFV. It's another approach to Lifecycle Service Orchestration, which is CENX's bread and butter these days.
And finally, on the international front, Orange Business built on its existing two-decade-long relationship with JTI. The tobacco giant has signed on for a 5-year $120M contract renewal under which Orange Business will deliver a broad range of services to 300 sites worldwide.