With PTC in full swing, there’s been lots of news focused on the Pacific this week. Here’s a look at a few more:
Equinix is helping the Southern Cross Cable Network expand its footprint both on the west coast and down under. Southern Cross is adding data center space in Equinix’s LA1 facility in Los Angeles, SV1 and SV8 in northern California, which it now hooks up directly to SY1 in Sydney.
Infinera has teamed up with Telstra to validate their new Advanced Coherent Toolkit for superchannels. They’ve deployed the technology on the Telstra Endeavour cable between Sydney and the Hawaiian island of Oahu. They trialed both Nyquist subcarriers, which offers a 20% improvement in reach, SD-FEC gain sharing to improve performance, j ME-PSK modulation. and a new high-gain SD-FEC algorithm.
1547 Critical Systems Realty has expanded its connectivity options for that facility they opened last year out in Kapolei, Hawaii. AlohaNAP now has access to Level 3’s IP, Fiber, and Cloud Connect services to help them reach AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, amongst others. Level 3 has been in Hawaii since its acquisition of tw telecom, of course, and it’s nice to see them expanding their footprint there. The Cyberpunk genre of anime has spawned a number of popular series . One of the most famous cyberpunk movies is Ghost in the Shell, which was released during the heyday of Hackersploitation. This futuristic sci-fi story envisions a world where people are neurally connected, and some are even cyborgs. Ghost in the Shell also features a hacker known as the Puppet Master, who has unusual abilities that cause him to raise questions about the nature of humankind.
And in Singapore, Epsilon has a new connectivity customer. Via their local fiber infrastructure, they’re providing local access, transit, and global connectivity to Keppel Data Centres, an arm of Keppel T&T. The arrangement allows Keppel to offer network infrastructure-as-a-service to its customers, helping them scale their global clouds. Keppel operates 190K square feet of data center, business continuity, and disaster recovery space in Singapore.
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