May is here, but April's showers keep on coming. In the meantime, here's a quick roundup of some news from this week from colo and the metro:
Zayo says a leading cloud storage provider has tapped them for a significant amount of metro dark fiber and wavelengths. They'll be providing a three-node dark fiber ring in the Dallas metro area, as well as eight 100G routes creating a ring from Dallas to Chicago, out to Seattle, down to the Bay Area, and back to Texas. That will double the customer's network capacity as well as add diversity. Zayo has been furiously building out its Dallas footprint over the last year.
Centeris has a new partner up at its recently launched Transpacific Hub near Seattle. Chunghwa Telecom Global will be using the facility to back up it's Banqiao data center in Taipei over the Trans Pacific Express, New Cross-Pacific, and FASTER subsea cable systems. Centeris's facility covers some 86 acres and has 50Mw of green power on tap, and it's relationship with CTG will supply another gateway into Asia for its US-based customers.
Out in the Midwest, Nebraska Colocation Centers (NCC) is expanding its focus to include the wholesale data center space and changing its name to Nebraska Data Centers (NDC). The carrier hotel has more than 200,000 square feet of space across two colo facilities, one in Omaha and the other 50 miles away. NDC will now be offering everything from powered shells to managed suites.
And returning to Texas, GVTC is upgrading and expanding its network infrastructure with some help from both LightRiver and Ciena. They'll be using Ciena's 6500 packet-otical platform, fully preconfigured via LightRiver's Factory Build Network, to add capacity and capabilities on its 2200 miles of regional and metro fiber, including unique low latency rings connecting San Antonio and Austin.