Telecom Ramblings will be at the Telecom Exchange next week, so if you're there feel free to look me up. In the meantime, here is a quick look at some other news from this week that is worth a look:
Zayo launched a new service today at higher levels of the network than we usually hear from them. They are now offering a new DDoS mitigation solution, adding a layer of security defense and monitoring at the IP layer capable of protecting against attacks as high as 120G. DDoS protection has become a key component of every IP backbone's arsenal.
Ciena this week completed a 300G trial crossing the Canadian border. Working with the research and education networks CANARIE and StarLight, they trialed 150Gbps per wavelength 8QAM technology between Ciena's labs in Ottawa and Starlight's Chicago facility, a distance of 1,440km.
QTS has won a customer in Atlanta's healthcare sector. The Georgia Hospital Association is moving its infrastructure into QTS's Atlanta-Metro data center. QTS's HIPAA and HITECH compliance and expertise were major factors in the decision.
And NTT has some new bandwidth to offer its cloud customers. They will be launching a 10Gbps 'large-volume' network connecting more than 30 data centers around the world, fostering better connectivity between both their own cloud nodes and to their customer's other ICT resources via several flavors of interconnection.