Int’l Roundup: Cinia, Infinera, CenturyLink, Akamai

January 12th, 2016 by · 2 Comments

For this Tuesday's scanning, a submarine cable, some R&E, a little cloud, and a security warning.

The Baltic Sea has a new cable system coming online. Finland-based Cinia Group has completed construction of a new submarine cable offering direct and lower latency connectivity between Finland and Germany, bypassing the usual routes through either Sweden or the three Baltic nations. The C-Lion1 system stretches between Helsinki and Rostok, took 3 months to build, and will be commercially available in the spring of 2016. Hetzner Online Gmbh, which recently built a data center in Finland, is a co-investor on the cable system.

GEANT is working on 100GbE for its data center interconnection needs, with a little help from Infinera. The European R&E network has deployed Infinera's Cloud Xpress solution to the UK's Jisc and to CERN to deliver data to a facility in Budapest. GEANT has long had plenty of Infinera gear in place of course.

CenturyLink has found some cloud success over in the Middle East. Theh Israili managed services provider EXPIM has picked CenturyLink's cloud infrastructure to power its own capabilities, signing on as a reseller. When CenturyLink originally bought Savvis, I thought we'd be seeing more of this sort of thing.

And Akamai is sounding another warning bell. The global CDN and cloud services provider says its Threat Research Division has identified a new hacker threat in the wild. Apparently, someone is using SQL injection to attack websites for SEO purposes, adding junk links to websites in order to damage the sites' standing with Google and Bing and such.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Security · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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