Two interconnection partnerships, some metro-subsea connectivity, and a bit of UCaaS north of the border:
Colo Atl has an interesting new customer at its data center in downtown Atlanta. Pixel Factory Data Center is putting a PoP in the facility, using it as a launching point for the region. Pixel Factory has a colo facility of its own in Richmond, Virginia, and is seeking low latency interconnection and peering depth to provide to its customers.
Also on the interconnection front, vXchange has expanded its partnership with Megaport. The arrangement puts Megaport's SDN-powered platform in eight of vXchnge's markets: Austin, Minneapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Santa Clara and St. Louis. Enterprises in those facilities will be thus have more options for direct connectivity to the major cloud providers.
Globalinx has a new network partner down in Virginia Beach. Cox Business has hooked up the company's data center, which offers direct connectivity to the the new MAREA and BRUSA subsea cables which land nearby. Cox has a deep presence in the city and the Hampton Roads region as a whole, and the connectivity gives its enterprise customers there some interesting new options.
And Fusion is taking its UCaaS case to Costco Business members up in Canada. They will be offering services at kiosk's in the retail giant's stores in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, with Quebec planned for next year. Those with long M&A memories will remember that Birch, which merged with Fusion earlier this year, moved into Canada with the acquisition of Primus a couple years ago.