A few more quick takes on interesting news from this week:
NJFX has a new partner down on the Jersey Shore. The European Ethernet Exchange NetIX will be entering the US with a new point of presence at NJFX's cable landing station colo facility. With its nexus of submarine cables, NJFX certainly makes sense as a location for NetIX's interconnection platform.
A new cloud networking software player emerged from stealth yesterday with a substantial war chest. DriveNets has announced a $110M round of financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Pitango Growth. DriveNets' Network Cloud targets network operations, running on white box hardware and leveraging virtualization to the hilt.
ADTRAN has picked up a new customer contract in rural Virginia. Lumos Networks, a name still carried by the RLEC piece of what is now Segra, plans to leverage ADTRAN's 10G fiber access gear. The initial towns on the upgrade list are Waynesboro, Clifton Forge, Covington, and Botetourt County, with deployment starting this quarter.
And earlier this week a familiar name is taking on an expanded role at Zayo. Jack Waters, who has been the company's CTO for the last 2.5 years, is taking over as COO of Zayo Group and as President of the Zayo Networks division. Jack steps into the new role in a rather unsettled time at Zayo, with buyout rumors still echoing around the markets.