Friday Bytes: Faction, Zayo, Vantage, Liquid

January 8th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Before you head off for the weekend, here are two data center items, one cloud connectivity item, and a new subsea cable projet to look at:

Zayo's data center business is on the move in Texas. They have purchased a 36,000 square foot facility in Dallas from Stream Data Centers. Zayo has been building out fiber heavily in the Dallas metro area with the help of a major FTT deal, and the new data center will help flesh out its capabilities by doubling the colo footprint it has in the city. Zayo now has some 53 data center facilities on two continents.

Vantage Data Centers is expanding its footprint out in California. They have begun construction of a new data center on their Santa Clara campus. The new V4 location will be adjacent to their V1 facility, and will add 43,000 square feet to their footprint, with power of 6MW.

Faction has a new connectivity partner for its channel-focused IaaS efforts. They're now featuring Level 3's Cloud Connect Solutions in their Denver, Chicago, and New York/New Jersey locations. Faction's cloud efforts are tuned toward hybrid, multi-cloud opportunities, and they'll use the connectivity to hook up enterprises to their own cloud services and those of others as well.

Liquid Telecom is looking to shake up the African bandwidth markets again, this time underwater. They are planning to throw their hat into the submarine cable market with a new system to be called Liquid Sea. It will stretch 10,000km from South Africa to the Middle East and on to Europe. It will also hook up directly to the operator's pan-African network along the coast and reaching inland to landlocked countries that have had trouble getting the same sort of bandwidth available on the coasts. They say the project is already fully funded, and will offer 20-30Tbps of theoretical capacity.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Datacenter · Undersea cables

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