Your humble editor has a bad cold this week, so if he fails to make sense it's probably the antihistamines. Here's a quick rundown of a few news items worth noting so far in this post-Memorial-Day short week:
Zayo's era of dual COO's will be coming to an end this summer. Chris Morley will be taking over as sole Chief Operating Officer in late July. That's when his co-COO, Matt Erickson will be leaving for personal reasons -- I'm sure we'll be hearing from him again. Both guys have headed up various combinations of Zayo's ever-evolving menagerie of business units, but most recently Matt was handling sales, marketing, and customer service while Chris was head of dark fiber, network connectivity, and cloud/colo.
Epsilon has had some success over in Portugal. Ar Telecom has picked the company's Cloud Link eXchange platform to support its enterprise customers' cloud connectivity needs around the world. Like many operators around the world today, Epsilon has been shifting significant resources toward the cloud connectivity market.
CENX has revealed a collaboration with Brocade, Red Hat, and RIFT.io. The four will be working toward showcasing end-to-end service management capabilities over hybrid network infrastructure at CENX's new SDNFV lab. Lots of collaboration going on at CENX, which is of course a necessary thing for developing LSO technology that spans so many technologies and vendors.
And in the puzzling soap opera that Allied Fiber became a month or so ago, another player has entered the field. PMCM, LLC, an affiliate of Phoenix Management Services, says it has been retained by the Bankruptcy court to take the southeastern assets of Allied Fiber to market. The bid deadline is July 7, with the final auction to be held on July 12. It should be very interesting to see who shows up for that auction.
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