There has been a bunch of data center partnership news out this week, focusing either on cloud connectivity or big data enablement. Here's a quick rundown:
Up in Canada, eStruxture and Beanfield are teaming up to bring more cloud on-ramps to Montreal. Beanfield operates an extensive fiber network in and around Toronto and Montreal, upon which it offers low latency connections to cloud destinations in the US. They'll be offering that capability within eStruxture's MTL-1 data center. Montreal has emerged as a key hyperscale market in recent years.
Aligned Energy and PacketFabric are also teaming up for cloud connectivity. PacketFabric's Network-as-a-Service platform is now being offered at Aligned Energy's facilities in Ashburn, Dallas, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. PacketFabric's SDN-powered platform continues to expand its reach, now hitting 160+ PoPs worldwide.
ServerFarm says it is now providing managed data center services for 'one of the world's most recognizable automotive brands'. They aren't telling us who, however. We hear lots about the data impact that connected cars will generate, but details of how that will play out in the infrastructure marketplace have been scarce.
Big Data Exchange is teaming up with HGC to better interconnect its content exchange platform. BDx operates carrier-neutral data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, mainland China, and the UK. They will be leveraging HGC's network platform to interconnect them via BDx Federated SDN.
And the data center and hybrid IT solutions provider Flexential unveiled a new partnership with VeriDaaS. The two will team up to build a national geospatial library, leveraging VeriDaaS's LiDAR technology to gather data via aircraft and Flexential's infrastructure store and process it. Such data is increasingly powering nextgen 5G and IoT technologies.
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