Cloud Connect Roundup: TI Sparkle, Lightower, Equinix

June 23rd, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Having specialized options to hook enterprises up to the various big cloud providers have become table stakes in the bandwidth game.  Here are three cloud connectivity announcements to look at this morning.  

TI Sparkle is extending its AWS connectivity to the eastern edge of the Mediterranean. Via their MedNautilus submarine cable assets they have expanded AWS Direct connect services into Israel.  Much of that part of the world remains rather chaotic, but Israel’s telecom and tech sector have continued to do pretty well.

Lightower has thrown its own hat into the cloud connectivity ring. They announced this morning that their Cloud Connect offering brings all-fiber direct paths to Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure from sites in New York City and in Ashburn. Lightower’s supra-regional footprint puts them in a strong position to hook up enterprises to the cloud all along the east coast.

And Equinix has been busy extending its own cloud connectivity to the north. They have deployed Micrsoft Azure ExpressRoute up in their TR2 facility in Toronto via their own Cloud Exchange. This will let them offer private access to Azure and Office 365 to Canadian customers. TR2 was just opened last year, complementing Equinix’s original TR1 data center there.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Undersea cables

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