An expansion, an integration, and two customer wins:
Interxion has officially opened its second data center in the southern French city of Marseille. The first phase of MRS2 adds 700 square meters of equipable space, with another 1,900 square meters coming with phase 2 next spring and a total of 4,400 square meters when fully complete. The facility is based on former naval workshops, with Cap Ingelic and Cari handling the construction. The growing infrastructure profile of Marseille is no mirage, there's a lot going on there whether it's submarine cable landings, metro fiber, or colocation.
Benu Networks has won a convert to its cloud-based, NFV-powered managed services technology. The Belgian cable operator Telenet is using Benu's Virtual Service Edge platform to better serve the SOHO and SME markets within its footprint. Benu's platform leverages VMware on existing CPE infrastructure, enabling Telenet to better deploy business Wi-Fi.
Akamai has unveiled a new option for its enterprise customers. Akamai Connector has now been integrated with the Salesforce Commercial Cloud, offering a streamlined way to connect their online properties to Akamai's cdn and security services. This seems like a natural pairing, smoothly combining two of the more focused major cloud technologies to better serve the enterprise market.
And LimeLight revealed a new customer for its content delivery network. The European e-commerce platform Cliplister is leveraging Limelight's platform to improve its user experience, enhancing its own value proposition to businesses with an online presence, especially in Germany. Cliplister has a CDN of its own, but can now supply a multi-CDN environment where appropriate.