Another friday, another roundup of news worth noting before you head home for the weekend:
DE-CIX saw its traffic push through another key milestone this week. On Wednesday they saw data passing through their Frankfurt exchange at the mind-boggling rate of 6.013Tbps. That easily eclipses the 5.88Tbps they hit just three months earlier.
Asia now has a international 100G research backbone. Japan’s NICT and Singapore’s NSCC and SingAREN have completed a new R&E network with the help of PCCW and its global subsea reach. The bandwidth will help researchers in the two countries and anyone else that hooks up to the system in transferring the giant datasets generated by scientiic research these days.
And ABRY Partners has found a new corner of the internet infrastructure industry to put its private equity dollars to work in. They have taken a majority stake in Breakthrough Technology Group. BTG provides managed private cloud services to the enterprise marketplace. ABRY and BTG will be looking to accelerate the company’s growth, both via organic and inorganic means.
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