A couple bits of news from around the world that are worth noting at mid-week:
DE-CIX has a new interconnection partner, this time over in Russia. They have signed an agreement with MSK-IX in Moscow under which the two exchanges will be directly connected. Each exchange will offer the products of the other out of their respective Frankfurt and Moscow IXs. MSK-IX has seen mutual traffic between Russia ans Europe, and this arrangement will help both sides satisfy the needs of their own customers. DE-CIX also added two new locations at e-shelter locations in Frankfurt this morning.
Limelight Networks has picked up some business in the education vertical in southern Asia. They are helping the e-learning company Toppr to deliver the company's 8,000 educational verticals to some 5 million students. Toppr's products are aimed at the after-school learning market across India, and Limelight's CDN and origin storage products will help them improve performance.
Colt is working with Zeeta Networks to bring blockchain to carrier marketplaces. The two have a proof of concept planed for MEF18 next week that will demonstrate an SDN and blockchain-based solution for LSO Sonata that allows carriers to trade and re-purpose interconnect slices via automated transactions. I wish I could make it to MEF18 this year but other plans have overridden that possible trip.
QTS and Telxius are teaming up to improve connectivity to both Europe and Latin America. Telxius has established a point of presence in QTS's giant data center in Richmond, Virginia. From there they will hook up directly to the BRUSA and MAREA cable systems that come ashore down in Virginia Beach, making it a convenient base of operations for enterprises and hyperscalers in need of that international connectivity.