Wednesday Bytes: Angola Cables, Infinera, DataBank

April 17th, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

A few news quick-takes worth keeping an eye on at midweek:

Angola Cables has opened its new data center over in Fortaleza, Brazil. The facility, apparently going by the name Angonap Fortaleza, serves as the western endpoint of Angola Cable’s SACS system connecting South America and Africa, and as the middle endpoint of the Monet cable between Boca Raton, Florida and Sao Paolo, Brazil.  Angonap starts with 2,100 square meters of space, expandable to 9,000 square meters.

Orange has tapped Infinera to power its Kanawa subsea cable. Kanawa connects French Guiana in northern South America with Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. That route covers some 1,746km with two fiber pairs, and leverages 100Gbps waves for up to 10Tbps of total capacity backed by Infinera’s ICE4 technology and Instant Bandwidth capabilities.

DataBank will be opening the doors on its newest data center out in Kansas City, Missouri next month. KC3 features an initial 44,000 square feet of space housing 25K square feet of raised floor powered by 12MW of total power. At full buildout the facility could support over 100K square feet of raised floor space.

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