Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, EllaLink, Stream Data Centers, GTT

October 30th, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

Lots of news this week, here’s a quick look at several significant events worth keeping an eye on:

Zayo says it has won its largest total capacity wavelength deal ever. They are providing a customer with 5Tbps of capacity between key data centers. The actual customer is of course unnamed and even undescribed, but if it’s not one of a handful of the usual hyperscale cloud guys I’ll be utterly shocked. 5Tbps is a lot of capacity to not buy your own dark fiber though, hmmm.

EllaLink has lined up a new partner to flesh out the connectivity of the cable it is building between Europe and South America. They are teaming up with Telxius, leveraging the company’s cable landing station on the Brazilian end in Fortaleza. They will also be leveraging Telxius’s connectivity from there out to other destinations in Latin America as well as the BRUSA cable up to North America.

Stream Data Centers has formally commissioned its new data center down in Texas. The new DFW-VII facility in Garland outside of Dallas spans some 138,000 square feet of space today, with room to nearly triple that over time. It features two 40MW utility feeds from an on-site substation, diverse fiber entrances and a bevy of fiber options.

And GTT has been busy upgrading its European fiber network, formerly Interoute of course. They have added capacity and improved performance between the major markets of Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, and Paris, including the subsea link between the UK and the Netherlands. They have also upgraded the route between Madrid and Marseille and added metro depth in both Paris and Marseille. And finally they have deployed a new PoP over in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. They are leveraging Infinera’s FlexILS line system and ICE4 optical engine.

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Categories: Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Metro fiber · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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