A few quick-takes:
Late last week, Windstream picked up a new customer for its growing SD-WAN offering. A Top-100 insurance brokerage will be using the company's managed SD-WAN, broadband services, and hosted network security across its existing and future locations. Data analytics is nothing new for the insurance industry, but there certainly is more of it and it all needs to be moved securely. The solution will replace an existing MPLS network and moving up the company's access solutions to Ethernet at all locations.
DE-CIX gained a key new interconnection partner in North America this week. The upstart network-as-a-service platform PacketFabric has established a 100Gbps interconnection into DE-CIX's IX in both NYC and Dallas. The arrangement will let PacketFabric customers access DE-CIX's broad interconnection ecosystem, and give DE-CIX some extra reach into underserved markets.
And speaking of interconnection, NJFX has achieved new milestones out on the Jersey Shore. They now have interconnection to over a million route miles of fiber connecting to just as many square feet of data center space worldwide. Since its launch last year, NJFX's data center in Wall Township has quickly become a key infrastructure node in the NY/NJ metro area.