TGIF, here are a few news bytes to end the week, with two colo expansions, a new cloud data service, and some SD-WAN.
Orange Business has teamed up with Airbus and Capgemini for a new collaborative platform called sobloo. Sobloo will make the data from the EU's Copernicus, an Earth observation program, available to a much broader community, from the general public to the scientific community to start-ups and entrepreneurs who might have ideas on how to make use of it. Orange is providing the cloud and connectivity infrastructure to make that happen.
EdgeConneX is expanding its footprint out in Colorado this summer. They are building another 115,000 square foot, 21MW data center building in Denver to complement their existing facility there. The new facility is much larger than their initial Denver facility, increasing the company's footprint by a factor of 7 and suggesting that they see some pretty nice demand ahead. In addition, they're bringing their partner Megaport and its SDN-powered interconnection platform into Denver.
Switch Datacenters also has some expansion plans in mind. The company is developing a new facility at its campus in Amsterdam that will add some 18,300 square feet of wholesale capacity to their footprint there, adjacent to the company's existing data halls. Switch says the new turnkey space will be suitable for Open Rack Systems based on the OCP principles favored by many webscale customers.
And Massive Networks is making a move deeper into SD-WAN. They have partnered with Fatpipe Networks to bring a fully managed SD-WAN solution to the market. The two companies hope that FatPipe's technology combined with Massive's global network services ecosystem will result in some potent capabilities. Massive Networks can reach into 1.7M fiber-lit buildings around the world through its network partners.