Tuesday Bytes: PacketFabric, ROOT, Sabey, Telia

June 5th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

In the news so far this week are two colo buildouts and two network expansions across four data centers in four global markets:

PacketFabric is taking its CaaS business across the Atlantic with its first European node. The company has expanded its interconnection platform into Equinix’s LD6 IBX in London. It’s the first step in a broader invasion of Europe for PacketFabric, and while they didn’t say what’s next I’d be surprised if work toward Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Paris isn’t already underway.

ROOT Data Center is planning yet more expansion up in the Canadian city of Montreal. They will be building out two new data halls at MTL-R2, brining 6MW of power capacity to bear on the problem of meeting demand from hyperscale providers in the city. They aren’t dallying either, as first of those halls should be ready this month, and the second by late summer.

Sabey Data Centers has unveiled plans for further expansion of its footprint at Intergate.Ashburn in northern Virginia. The company will be building out AC4, a 1.8MW data hall in its existing facility on the campus and kick of construction of a new facility, Building B. The new construction will support 22MW of power for some 160,000 square feet of space and should be ready over the winter.

And Italy’s NaMeX data center has some new Tier 1 connectivity this week. Telia Carrier revealed today that it has added a point of presence in the central Rome facility. Telia has been adding more depth in Italy of late, bringing two PoPs online in Milan last year. Rome has been getting more attention lately from the infrastructure community due to demand on the cloud and content front, as have other southern European markets.

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