It's been quite a couple of weeks in the world of internet infrastructure. Here's a quick look at some other news I didn't get to initially from the last few days:
Interoute has boosted its diversity on the southern flank this week. They announced dual entry backhaul into Europe from SEA-ME-WE 5 through France and Italy. They can now deliver multiple of 100G protected connections out of both their Marseilles PoP and the Open Hub Med datacenter in Palermo on the island of Sicily. They hope the investments will help them better serve customers bringing large volumes of data over from the Middle and Far East.
Houston's Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE is changing its name to PS Lightwave. They have been shifting their business model toward faster and bigger metro bandwidth connections and away from more legacy services. PS Lightwave has been investing in its fiber depth and in the capacity the switched Layer 2 network they run off of that fiber, shifting gears up to 100G. Today their Houston metro footprint stretches 5,000 route miles and hooks up some 1,400 on-net buildings.
And Calligo has raised $20M in new funds from Investcorp. Calligo is based in the Channel Islands on Jersey, and specializes in privacy-conscious IaaS cloud solutions. They have locations on Guernsey as well as in Switzerland, Singapore, and Bermuda. They'll be using the funds to expand their reach further internationally, and with $20M they surely have some firepower. Q Advisors acted as financial advisors and placement agent for Calligo on the deal.