A few news items worth noting from the start of this week:
Interxion has become the latest infrastructure provider to hook up directly to the Google Cloud. Google Cloud now has PoPs in Interxion's Paris, Marseille, Frankfurt, and Stockholm data centers, with interconnection via the data center operator's Cloud Connect platform. Connectivity to Google Cloud from the rest of the company's footprint is also available through Partner Interconnect.
The Chinese data center operator Chayora is increasing its presence in the USA. They have brought in Judy Little as VP and General Manager for the country, seeking to increase strategic engagement with C-level management of potential customers. Chayora is rapidly expanding its colo footprint in China and hopes to sell some of that space to global enterprises who wish to better tap the huge Chinese marketplace.
And according to Capacity, Chinese vendors such as ZTE and Huawei caught a break in the recent National Defense Authorization Act that was signed yesterday by President Trump. While they can't sell hardware directly to government agencies, those agencies are allowed to procure at least some services that connect to third parties who do for backhaul, roaming, or interconnection. It appears the change was made due to existing deployments within rural network operators.
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