Wednesday Bytes: Kao Data, VueTel, Lumos, CenturyLink

May 30th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick rundown of some other recent news worth a look:

The London-based data center provider Kao Data has moved to expand its interconnection reach. Working with Ai Networks they have established a new virtual PoP at the London Internet Exchange, gaining access for their colo customers to the LINX interconnection ecosystem. Kao Data operates 150,000 square feet of space in Harlow consisting of a four-facility campus, the first of which officially opened earlier this year.

VueTel extended its footprint into North America earlier this month. The Italian group is new to me, but seems to specialize in connectivity to to markets in Africa. With data center space in the New York metro area, or more specifically in Holmdel NJ, the company hopes to bring a range of products from IP transit to international voice to market.

On the US East Coast, Lumos Networks is adding to its infrastructure portfolio. The company’s data center division has launched an upgraded IaaS platform, leveraging gear and software from Cisco, NetApp, and Zerto. Lumos was bought by EQT recently, and was combined with Spirit Networks. Lumos Data Centers is a newly formed division of that combined company and operates three facilities in Charlotte, NC.

And CenturyLink says it is the first to secure all certifications for cloud and managed DNA services from Cisco. The carrier offers metro Ethernet, managed security (firewall), cloud managed SD-WAN, cloud managed security, cloud managed access, Cisco Flex SP and UCaaS on Cisco’s technology, as well as two solutions based on Cisco Meraki technology.

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