For this edition of Wednesday Bytes, we have one significant 100GE product rollout, one metro fiber expansion, and two moves relating to low latency connectivity:
XKL has joined the 100GE party at last. They have launched a 100GE coherent product called eVolocity aimed at data center interconnect, metro, and longhaul applications. It serves up to 96 channels of 100GE per fiber pair and, interestingly, uses statistical multiplexing for dynamic bandwidth allocation. XKL's Chad Lamb foreshadowed this rollout in an industry spotlight earlier this year.
In Virginia, Sabey Data Centers has some new dark fiber connectivity coming into its new campus in northern Virginia. USA Fiber is hooking up its Ashburn Ring to Intergate.Ashburn, and making its Peering Ring available as well. USA Fiber has been busy not just with its Ashburn metro ring, but its diverse Potomac crossing and connectivity to Baltimore and points north without passing through DC. Sabey's campus will hold some 900,000 square feet of colo space when complete.
BSO has added a third on-net location out in Chicago. They've announced a relationship with Netrality, moving into 717 South Wells and complementing their presence at E. Cermak and Aurora. BSO has been expanding its reach in North American markets, but particularly in Chicago where connectivity to the commodity markets is a key piece of the puzzle.
Also on the low latency financial networking front in Chicago, IPC Systems has tapped Hibernia for connectivity to Tokyo. They'll be tapping Hibernia's 121.90ms latency between the CME and JPS exchanges to better serve their financial customers. With Hibernia Express now in service in the Atlantic, Hibernia seems to be turning some of its focus to augmenting its reach deep into other world markets.
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