Enjoy the long weekend, hopefully spring really is around the corner this time. Here are three more news tidbits from a relatively peaceful week that are worth a look:
CyrusOne has tapped the credit markets in a big way this week. Yesterday the data center REIT announced a new, 50% larger senior unsecured credit agreement of $3B. Included are a $1.7B revolving credit facility and a $1.3B in term loan commitments. Rates are lower, maturities are longer, and there’s another $1B accordion should the need arise. CyrusOne plans to use the new financial flexibility to facilitate its expansion deeper into global markets — something I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about as the year unfolds.
IX Reach now has a 200G connection into DE-CIX Frankfurt. The company, which recently rebooted under former owner Stephen Wilcox after Console was split up and sold, has long been had a relationship DE-CIX across multiple exchanges, and is the third reseller to connect with multiple 100GE pipes in Frankfurt.
Calix won another regional service provider over to its technology. Arkwest Communications is deploying the company’s AXOS platform across its footprint as it moves to a software defined access architecture. Arkwest is a rural LEC in, as one might guess, western Arkansas, and despite its rather off-the-track location is moving to take advantage of DevOps as it modernizes its infrastructure.
And earlier this week Zayo had some success over in France. The Paris-based systems integrator Interdata will be leveraging Zayo’s infrastructure for two diverse dark fiber rings in Paris and Nozay. Zayo will be adding 50km of new fiber for the project, extending its network into a large data center campus to the south of the French capital.
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