Thursday Bytes: CenturyLink, Digital Realty, Zayo, Frontier

June 14th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

A few quick takes for the day: two new data centers, some colo for webscale, and an Ethernet partnership.

CenturyLink has officially opened a new data center down in South America. The facility is in Quito, Ecuador, and its first phase delivers one floor of over 100 racks and 300KW of power, with another floor planned for the future. CenturyLink’s Latin American data center footprint derives from Level 3 and Global Crossing before that, and now includes 18 data centers.

Digital Realty’s latest facility will be up and running next week. They are officially opening TOR1, which is housed in the former printing plant of the Toronto Star. It’s not a minor buildout, adding some 711,000 total square feet and 46MW of power to the company’s global footprint.  The facility houses some 23 computer rooms of 8,600-13,000 square feet and 1-3MW each.

Zayo has won some more colo business from an unnamed global webscale company. The deal is for space in Zayo’s data center in MacLean, Virginia, which the company just acquired recently. The facility is at 1764 Old Meadow Lane and offers some 62,000 square feet of space, and Zayo says it has interest from other organizations including an R&D lab and a financial services provider.

Granite Telecommunications and Frontier Communications have inked an expanded partnership agreement. Granite will be leveraging Frontier’s nextgen Ethernet footprint across 29 states in order to better address the needs of enterprise and government customers. They’ll be using Frontier’s Layer 2 E-Path for NNI interfaces and to bring Ethernet connections to federal agencies under the company’s GSA EIS contract.

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