Some interconnection news from around the world and new CEO:
DE-CIX has found a new global market ripe for its internet exchange capabilities. With MSK-IX as its strategic partner, they have announced an expansion into St. Petersburg, Russia. The two worked together to do the same thing in Moscow a couple years ago.
NJFX has won some more international business this week. Telenor Maritime is expanding its US presence with space at NJFX's cable landing station colo campus in Wall NJ. They'll be connecting up through the new Havfrue subsea cable system, which crosses the Atlantic with a branch directly into Norway.
United Fiber & Data has brought in a familiar face as CEO. The industry veteran Felipe J. Alvarez is taking the helm effective immediately after having advised the company's board for the past 4 months. Alvarez was CEO of Axion Fiber Networks, and spent time with Hibernia, Sidera/RCN, and ExteNet. UFD completed its brand new NYC-Ashburn longhaul route last summer, and has entered a new more operational phase of growth.
And Cologix has been busy enhancing its presence down in Dallas. They have added a third interconnection hub within INFOMART. Cologix's DAL3 facility adds another 2.2MW of power and 13,200 square feet of space, and offers direct connectivity to all the usual cloud destinations. The INFOMART is one of the most connected facilities in the country.
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