Friday Bytes: Interoute, Sabey, TELEHOUSE, Sprint

February 9th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

TGIF, hopefully spring is around the corner.  Here’s a few more news bytes from this week to peruse:

Interoute picked up an international SD-WAN contract this week. Thule Group, which focuses on sporting and outdoor goods, has picked Interoute’s Edge SD-WAN product to hook up some 30 sites across 14 countries. Thule has been shifting to the cloud, and the network upgrade is needed to handle growing bandwidth needs and greater flexibility going forward.

Two big players in the data center world are teaming up for a more comprehensive ecosystem. TELEHOUSE and Sabey Data Centers have announced a strategic alliance, looking to pair TELEHOUSE’s retail colo and interconnection footprint with Sabey’s wholesale and development capabilities. Sabey gains some international reach, while TELEHOUSE can leverage Sabey’s facilities in Ashburn, Seattle, and New York.

And Sprint Business is bringing in the heavy hitters to ramp up its efforts to win those juicy federal contracts. Retired Navy Admiral Michael G. Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is helping push the effort forward from his position on Sprint’s board, and Chris Felix has been named the company’s VP of Government Solutions. Sprint is also working with its parent SoftBank to augment what it can provide to potential clients in the public sector.

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Categories: Datacenter · Federal contracts · SDN

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