Wednesday Bytes: Level 3, NJFX, Hurricane Electric, Masergy, INOC

January 18th, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

Here's another quick roundup of some more of the rapidfire news we've seen go out this week:

Level 3's DDoS mitigation services won an adherent this morning. The UK-based domain name registrar Safenames is now using the company's scrubbing infrastructure for near real-time protection. Level 3 has been pouring resources into its global security infrastructure over the last year, and now says that it mitigates 100 DDoS attacks daily. Level 3 has opened a PoP in Safenames' Midlands data center.

Back in the US, NJFX says it has finished up the third and final phase of its data center buildout on the Jersey Shore. The new 64,800 square foot colo facility sits alongside Tata's landing station in Wall, supporting up to 1,000 cabinet equivalents. NJFX also powered its first customer cage, as the company transitions from construction to sales and leasing.

Hurricane Electric has been steadily adding PoPs to its global backbone for many years now, both around the world and back home in the US. This week it was the latter, adding a core network PoP in the suburbs of Detroit. They've moved into 123Net's data center at 24,700 Northwestern Highway in Southfield, Michigan.

Masergy has won a new global enterprise customer for its managed network services. Netherlands-based construction company Huisman has tapped the company's hybrid WAN and SDN solutions to hook up its global locations. Masergy just changed hands, with Berkshire Partners closing its purchase of the company from ABRY before the new year began.

And the outsourced NOC specialist INOC is taking aim at a new market. They've launched NOC services for subsea cable operators, adding the necessary capabilities for such infrastructure to their portfolio. While there are obviously differences from the terrestrial network business, it certainly seems like a straightforward expansion of the company's market.

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Categories: Datacenter · Internet Backbones · Managed Services · SDN · Undersea cables

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