Here’s some data center and submarine cable news from the start of this week:
H5 Data Centers as added some new colo space in the Pacific Northwest. They have launched expanded capacity at 1000 Denny Way, which also happens to serve as a key node on the Level 3 and XO networks and offers diverse carrier access to the Westin building. H5’s facility now spans 293,000 square feet of space in Seattle. H5 has been aggressively adding to its footprint lately, acquiring new facilities in Ohio in particular.
Also out in the Pacific Northwest, Viawest has some new international connectivity to offer the market. Later this year they will be offering access to the New Cross Pacific cable, which will terminate at the company’s Brookwood facility in Hillsboro. The other ends of the NCP cable will \in China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, with Microsoft teaming up with a selection of large Asian carriers.
And TE Subcom has been awarded a giant subsea maintenance contract. The South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement is good for five years and will handle more than 51,000km of cable across 19 telecommunications and power cable systems from Singapore to New Zealand to Hawaii. That’s some 28 million square miles of Pacific for which the crew of the cable ship Reliance will be on call for. No pressure guys, haha.
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