Interconnection, SDN, NFV, and a little M&A news:
Cologix is expanding its footprint down in Texas with a third Dallas data center. DAL3 will feature 13,200 square feet at the Infomart at 1950 North Stemmonds Freeway, complementing the 35K equare feet that Cologix has across its two existing facilities and sharing the existing Meet-Me-Room. Cologix expects to have the new space online in the first quarter of next year.
AMS-IX is upgrading its internet exchange platform in Amsterdam. They have deployed Pluribus's Netvisor ONE operating system, which features Adaptive Cloud Fabric running on open networking hardware from Dell EMC across multiple sites. That SDN-powered platform will help AMS-IX with automation, cost effiency, and all-around flexibility. Pluribus uses a conrollerless architecture, distributing intelligence to each switch.
Colt is bringing some new gear to its enterprise business. They have added a uCPE solution that will bring NFV-based services to the customer premises. The uCPE platform is built on standard off-the-shelf servers with Adva's Ensemble Connector as the virtualization platform, a combination that will power VNFs like SD-WAN, firewall, etc.
And iCON Infrastructure has polished off its deal for TruVista, previously announced over the summer. The southeastern regional service provider will keep on doing what it has been doing down in South Carolina and Georgia. But there is now the added possibility that the company might serve as a platform for further consolidation in the region.
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