Wednesday Bytes: Allied Fiber, HE, EdgeConneX, Limelight, Akamai

February 17th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick midweek potpourri of infrastructure news, from dark fiber to IP transit to edge colo to CDN to IoT:

Down in Georgia, Allied Fiber added another regional service provider to its customer list this week. Public Service Telephone Company has signed a 20 year deal for dark fiber and interconnection. They'll be connecting to Allied Fiber's backbone near Macon and Forsyth in Georgia, backhauling their traffic to a new presence in Colo Atl at 55 Marietta in Atlanta where they will interconnect with the many networks there.

Hurricane Electric stretched its footprint into some new territory this week. The IP network provider has added a point of presence at Data Logistics Center in Vilnius, Lithuania. The small Baltic nation has long had an outsized presence in the tech and telecom world, and HE is looking to help feed the growth they have been seeing there.

EdgeConneX has finished off another of its edge data centers. Along with Comcast and Greater MSP, they have launched their facility in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. It's their 23rd facility across the US, with more still on the way. EdgeConneX also recently revealed plans to take their model to Europe, starting in Amsterdam.

Limelight Networks picked up a content delivery customer this week. They'll be helping Dailymotion expand its capabilities within the Asia Pacific region. The Vivendi division needed to boost its ability to deliver video in APAC, and after the evaluation of several CDNs, Limelight came out with the win.

And also in CDN news just this morning, Akamai has unveiled a new product offering aimed at doing a better job of dealing with the internet's bots. The Akamai Bot Manager aims to enable web enterprises to do more than just detect and block bots. With the IoT on the rise, there are more and more non-humans pinging sites for an increasing variety of reasons. This sort of thing is just the tip of the iceberg in future network management I think.

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Categories: Content Distribution · Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Internet Backbones · IoT, M2M

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