Looks like a bit of a slow start to the week if you don't count new regulatory interest in AT&T and Verizon regarding eSIM, but there were several interesting data center items from around the world late last week that I should have noted so here are a few quick takes:
Megaport's SDN interconnection technology has won another data center partner. NTT's RagingWire has added Megaport's platform to its cloud connectivity portfolio, enabling the data center operator to provide automated direct connectivity to a wide ecosystem of clouds and networks. The deployment spans Ragingwire's infrastructure in northern Virginia, Silicon Valley, and Dallas.
Equinix has completed its A$1.035B acquisition of Metronode down under. The deal adds four new markets in Australia to Equinix's footprint: Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, and Brisbane. One of the Perth facilities will also be the landing station for the new Vocus Australia-Singapore Cable system. The deal also bolsters the company's presence in Sydney and Melbourne, bringing their presence in the country to 15 IBXs and adding some 60 employees as well.
And Africa Data Centres has opened a new floor at the East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The opening of the fourth floor in the facility adds another 500 square meters of rack space, bringing the total space to 2000 square meters. Among the customers already taking up residence in the new space is Strathmore Business School. ADC is a subsidiary of Liquid Telecom, the pan-African fiber network operator.
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