Wednesday Bytes: Global Capacity, BSO, Megaport

November 9th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

I’m on the road on Wednesday at MEF16, so if I check in late on something big you know why. In the meantime, here’s a quick rundown on some other news from yesterday worth a look:

Global Capacity has expanded its Ethernet backbone with the help of some new gear from Ciena. They have deployed Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave platform to hook up eleven PoPs around the country, enabling the company to deliver speeds up to 100GE to customers. The upgrade will let their One Marketplace customers reach out to endpoints at higher capacities and with lower latencies.

BSO says it has further expansions planned for the USA. They’ve already been adding routes and metro reach in the hubs of New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Ashburn. Next they will be further optimizing their routes and adding more depth and reach aimed at the financial vertical, which is their core focus. They aren’t giving any details though, so I guess we’ll have to stay tuned.

And Megaport revealed a new data center partner. They have established a strategic PoP in NYI’s New York and New Jersey data centers. NYI’s customers will be able to leverage Megaport’s SDN-powered interconnection to the major cloud providers, while Megaport’s customers get access to NYI’s colo and hosting capabilities.  Megaport has been expanding rapidly through the US since announcing its intention to do so in the summer of 2015.

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Categories: Datacenter · Ethernet · Interconnection · Low Latency

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