A fiber expansion, two cloud connectivity expansions, and a data center restructuring plan:
FiberLight has finished another piece of its Texas fiber footprint. The company's Texas Connector is now complete, hooking up its DASH fiber footprint to all that West Texas fiber. They've been working on it since 2016, bridging the gap between the backhaul networks it built in the state's less popular bandwidth destinations and the high growth enterprise triangle.
Megaport has launched direct connectivity to Salesforce. The company's elastic interconnection services can now provide high performance, secure connections to the global CRM leader's cloud-based services. The initial launch is in the markets of San Jose, Ashburn, and Frankfurt with more on the way during the balance of 2018.
PacketFabric has introduced private network connectivity from all its on-net locations to Microsoft Azure. The access is being provided via the company's dedicated cloud connectivity product PacketCOR and Azure ExpressRoute. PacketFabric has only been out of stealth for 13 months, but they are in 150+ of those on-net locations already.
And QTS has revealed a new strategic approach to the market. The data center provider is realigning itself toward the twin towers of hyperscale and hybrid colocation. As part of that plan, COO-Operations Jim Reinhart will be transitioning out, with David Robey taking over as COO and CTO Jon Greaves taking on operational responsibility for the hybrid colo piece.