Four quick items from four distinct corners of the infrastructure business:
WANRack has completed another regional/metro fiber buildout. They have added some 60 route miles of new network throughout Hernando County in Florida, hooking up the usual anchor institutions and aggregation sites and reaching into business districts. Hernando County lies along Florida’s Gulf coast to the north of the Tampa metro area.
DE-CIX continued to roll out its GlobePEER remote service, extending its reach southward into DE-CIX Madrid. The service offers direct access back to Frankfurt of course, but also the ability to hook up with the rest of DE-CIX’s ecosystem around the world via the ability to peer remotely at other DE-CIX locations. Right now that includes Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, New York, Marseille, Palermo, and Istanbul as well.
Cisco picked up some undersea DCI business down under this week. Australia’s Academic and Research Network, a.k.a. AARNet, has put the company’s gear to work on its piece of the INDIGO subsea cable connecting data centers 9000km apart. They now have live production traffic on those links, moving from trial to full deployment in under 3 months.
And the data center DataBank has added another enterprise-focused service to its portfolio. With the help of Veeam Software, they are now offering Backup for Microsoft Office 365. The idea is to more easily enable backups into a secure, compliant, and encrypted environment rather than to have enterprises maintain in-house expertise do that properly on their own.
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