Wednesday Bytes: FirstLight, Internap, Colt, Vocus

June 12th, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

A few interesting items worth noting at midweek:

FirstLight has expanded its relationship with a cable customer up in Vermont. No, not the MSO kind of cable, the insulated wire kind of cable. The manufacturer Champlain Cable is building on recently upgraded 1Gbps connectivity to implement IaaS cloud services, eliminating the need for the company to run its own backup infrastructure.

Internap won an enterprise deal in the financial sector this week. LGE Community Credit Union is using their managed cloud, colo, and disaster recover services. LGE serves a dozen locations across northwestern Georgia, and will use Internap’s services to focus its efforts more on serving its 113,000 members.

Colt Data Centres is expanding its presence in Frankfurt, Germany. They will be building a new facility in West Frankfurt that will eventually feature 16 data halls of 8,000 square meters and 1.75MW power each. Colt DCS is already in Frankfurt of course, but with a much smaller footprint. The new facility is expected to be ready at the end of 2020.

And down under, Vocus has yet another bidder. After EQT pulled out, the energy company AGL has returned to the table and made an AU$3B (US$2.1B) offer for the company. That’s less than EQT had been bidding, but it’s not a done deal yet. AGL now has 4 weeks to do its due diligience, the step at which EQT decided to walk away.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Datacenter · Mergers and Acquisitions · Metro fiber

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