Some content delivery, data center, and subsea news for this March friday:
Akamai had a hand in the recent GRAMMY awards broadcast recently. The Recording Academy's online programming leveraged Akamai's CDN and related infrastructure to deliver the necessary content for the evening. They streamed higher quality video than in the past, doubling the traffic over the prior year.
Infomart says it is now stocking Motivair Chilled Door parts at its data center in Portland, Oregon. The parts agreement is aimed at better serving customers in their facilities who have need of such cooling systems. We don't hear enough from the vendors supplying the underlying technologies that handle the details of keeping all those servers running.
Out in Santa Clara, Vantage Data Centers is about to kick off some more construction. They will start building V5, a new four story data center that will add some 15MW of capacity to the company's inventory when it goes online in mid-2018. They are also adding a third 50MW transformer to their on-site substation. Construction of their V6 data center is already underway, with completion aimed at this summer. Sounds like it will be a busy year out there in Silicon Valley.
Meanwhile, Subsea Networks Ltd has a new partner to work with. They have signed a cooperation agreement with Deloitte’s Telecom Engineering EMEA Centre of Excellence of Deloitte Portugal (now that's a mouthful). The two organizations will jointly offer end-to-end consultancy and engineering support for the submarine cable business.