Wednesday Bytes: DE-CIX, CenturyLink, Cyxtera

August 21st, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

A few expansions and enhancements to note at midweek:

DE-CIX has added a new PoP down in Texas. The international IX provider has expanded its DE-CIX Dallas footprint with a new node at 400 South Akard. That’s DataBank’s downtown facility in the former Federal Reserve building, which spans some 130K square feet. DE-CIX Dallas has more than 60 networks online currently, and is adding new nodes to reach more of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.

CenturyLink has enhanced its small business services, expanding its SIMPLE offerings. They launched SIMPLE last November as a streamlined way for the SMB to get solid internet connectivity. This week’s move adds a bundle of internet and digital phone services to the mix, which seems like something they ought to have been doing already. Of course, they were doing it already, this is part of a broader adjustment to the company’s SMB strategy to align with the times.

Cyxtera is enhancing its CXD on-demand data center platform with some new technology. They are now offering HPE ProLiant servers via point-and-click provisioning, both on bare metal and Nutanix-powered HCI nodes. The intent is to better address needs that public clouds cannot via hardware from HP. Cyxtera, of course, was once Savvis and once part of CenturyLink.

And Versa has a new partner down under. They are teaming up with Tangible Technology to bring SD-WAN services to markets in Australia. Enterprises in Sydney and beyond will have access to Versa’s SD-Branch solutions, addressing both WAN and security needs.

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