Int’l Roundup: Accedian, Epsilon, Interxion, Equinix

March 4th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick Friday recap of some news items from around the world from this week:

Accedian is helping Hibernia Networks’ new ultra-low latency transatlantic cable system. Their network solution is being used by Hibernia to provide tiered termination services for Hibernia Express, with flexible Ethernet speeds scaled to customer needs and monitoring and measurement with sub-microsecond accuracy. Hibernia Express just came online in September, ending a drought of more than a decade in new cable construction while bringing the round-trip speed between London and New York to 58.95ms.

Epsilon Telecommunications has expanded its reach in the Middle East this week. They have collaborated with datamena to add a point of presence in the Persian Gulf hub of Dubai. datamena is a the data center arm of the UAE telecommunications operator du, with whom it apparently shares a love of the lowercase ‘d’, and is one of the key facilities in the region.

In Europe, Interxion accompanied its year-end earnings report with the announcement of plans for expansion across four cities in three countries. The data center operator plans to add 3,900 square meters of equipped space and 5MW to its footprint in a series of incremental expansions. The projects will augment their MRS1 facility in Marseille, their PAR7 facility in Paris, their VIE2 facility in Vienna, and their DUS2 data center in Dusseldorf. The combined price tag will be in the €50M range.

And Equinix also took the opportunity this week to detail a few of its own expansion projects. The data center giant is building four new facilities on four continents in 2016 which will add up to some 200,000 square feet of space. TY5 will be in Tokyo’s financial district, DA7 will boost it’s Dallas footprint, SP3 in Sao Paolo will double the company’s capacity in Brazil, and SY4 will be in Sydney’s central business district with access to the Southern Cross Cable Head.

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