A few infrastructure news bytes worth checking on before the weekend:
Google is putting a few dollars to work in Finland. And by ‘a few’ I mean €600M — it must be nice to be Google. With that sum they will of course build a giant data center. The new facility will be on the company’s existing campus in Hamina, where it will have access to nearby wind farms as well as cooling water from the Gulf of Finland.
Hurricane Electric is at it again, adding another PoP in Switzerland. The backbone operator has added a node in e-shelter’s facility in Zurich, their third PoP in Switzerland so far now. From there they will have access to direct, redundant connextion to SwissIX as well as links to Frankfurt 1 and Frankfurt 2.
And Comcast Business is adding some capacity for the Kraft Group, which of course includes a minor NFL franchise up in New England. Comcast will be hosting the Patriots’ digital infrastructure, as well as providing its X1 Business video services to all 88 luxury suites at Gillette Stadium. They’ll be providing 1Gbps connections across the Kraft Group’s, moving up from 100Mbps from a legacy provider.
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