Here's a quick rundown of some news from the week so far that's worth a quick look:
CyrusOne has a new tenant down in Houston from the education vertical. The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is taking up colo space within the datacenter REIT's Houston West facility. The district has migrated the IT infrastructure it uses to serve its 114K students into the new space.
Lumos Networks continued its campaign to bring more data centers on-net in northern Virginia. They have built out their fiber network into the RagingWire data center campus in Ashburn, bringing VA1 and VA2 on-net. RagingWire is an arm of NTT Communications, which bought the company in 2013 alongside Virtela, and has a combined 290K square feet of space across the two facilities.
Unite Private Networks has added another chunk of fiber to its network in Dallas. They have built out their metro reach through the central Plano Business District, inclluding Legacy Business Park and the new CityLine development, bringing new Corning SMF-28e+ optical fiber to the Richardson and Plano telecom parkway corridor. UPN first rolled out its Dallas footprint back in 2013, and has been adding depth since.
And GENBAND has a new customer for its Nuvia Contact Center solution. The cloud-based platform will be powering XO's recently announced contact center service. With Verizon's planned purchase of XO still waiting in the wings, the deal could give GENBAND a foot in a much larger door.