Int’l Bytes: Sparkle, AMS-IX, Level 3, Verizon

February 7th, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

It's been busy on the international front this week, here's another round of news items worth a look:

Level 3 has picked up Indigo as a new customer. Indigo offers web management of parking spaces around the world, and has been expanding its footprint. In this case, they needed internet access to support their 16,000 employees around the world, plus web monitoring and router rental specifically in Brazil where they manage some 14,000 parking spaces in 16 states.

AMS-IX has entered the Indian IX marketplace. They have partnered with the Indian ICT provider Sify to launch AMS-IX India in Mumbai. Just a couple of weeks ago, rival European internet exchange DE-CIX also made a move in Mumbai. Evidently something happened in the Indian market that made it an attractive IX target this winter.

Sparkle has some new capabilities over in southeastern Europe. They have partnered with NetIX, an internet Ethernet exchange based in Sofia, Bulgaria. The deal improves Sparkle's VNAP solution and lets them offer IP transit to NetIX members.

And Verizon has been working on its security in the APAC region. They have established an Asia-Pacific Threat and Analytics Center, which joins nine other security operations centers around the world. They officially opened the new center in the Australian capital of Canberra yesterday.

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