Int’l Bytes: AWS, Ciena, Superloop, DE-CIX

March 6th, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

Let’s do a quick look around the world for news from the last few days that’s worth noting:

Amazon’s AWS cloud services had a few problems over the weekend.  A single typo in their northern Virginia data centers led to outages spanning 5 hours and some 33 of the company’s services.  Websites dependent on those services were of course rather negatively affected.  Is it just me, or is this reminiscent of those router configuration update mistakes that we saw take down swaths of the internet in years past?  A few characters or a click off target and *poof*.

Ciena has another submarine cable client to report.  Angola Cables will be using Ciena’s packet-optical, GeoMesh and Blue Planet solutions in rolling out the company’s MONET subsea cable system.  That’s the one between Brazil and the US that is expected to go live in the second half of this year.  It will offer more than 25Tbps of theoretical capacity on the route, and will hook up to Angola Cables’ SACS system across the South Atlantic, assuming that gets built as planned next year.

Australia’s Superloop has added another stop on its intercity network.  They’ve added a new PoP in the Australian capital of Canberra at NEXTDC’s C1 data center.  They’re already in NEXTDC facilities in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.

And DE-CIX has another network landing in Sicily.  Ooredoo Tunisie has signed on to peer at the DE-CIX Palermo facility, cutting its transit costs to global networks.  DE-CIX’s Palermo exchange sits at a hub between Asia, Europe, and Africa, and seems to have been gaining traction as an interconnection point.


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Categories: Cloud Computing · Datacenter · Interconnection · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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