Here are a few network news bytes that have come out so far this week that are worth a look, from metro to backbone to subsea to security:
FiberLight has announced some new network construction in the MidAtlantic region. They will be building out new capacity between Washington DC and Ashburn, Virginia, which of course is home to a few, itty-bitty data centers. FiberLight has long had a significant metro presence in DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia, and it's good to see them putting money to work there again. Details on the actual route were not supplied.
CenturyLink has launched a new security offering. They have unveiled Adaptive Network Security Mobility, aiming to supply secure remote VPN access to its enterprise customer base. Enterprises can use it to route mobile users' access through gateways that apply consistent security policies, whether they're on public WiFi or not.
Telia has won a new customer from close to home for its global internet backbone. Swedish hosting provider GleSYS has chosen Telia's network for 100G services, doubling the company's existing capacity and to reach into new international markets. GleSys offers hosting via partner data center in Amsterdam, London, Oslo, and New York.
GTT has sold a pile of bandwidth to Tampnet, which specializes in network connectivity to oil and gas platforms out at sea. They are providing diversely routed wavelengths across two of its three transatlantic cables, one of which is on the newer Express route. Tampnet is using the bandwidth to connect its UK data centers in Slough and Manchester to its Texas facilities in Houston and Dallas, including a primary path under 97ms and avoiding congestion points in the big metro hubs along the way.