Thursday Bytes: Colo Atl, DataBank, Windstream, SubCom

July 23rd, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

Two data center deployments, some SD-WAN, and a submarine cable.

Colo Atl is taking its business further out the edge with a new data center. They have deployed a new location in the Ben Hill area, 10 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta. It's just 360 square feet of space and 100KW of power, but it's multi-tenant and directly connected back to 55 Marietta via dark fiber. It's also likely the first of many for the subsidiary of American Tower.

Databank has officially added another data center out in Utah. They have opened their fifth facility in the Salt Lake City metro area, SLC5, in Bluffdale. The new facility adds 50K square feet of raised floor space and 13MW of total power availability. DataBank's Utah footprint derives from their purchase of C7 Data Centers a few years ago.

Windstream continues to add SD-WAN capabilities to its portfolio. This week the service provider has added concierge-level service to the mix for its Fortinet-powered SD-WAN, one of several ways Windstream takes SD-WAN technology to the enterprise market. Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN recently achieved MEF 3.0 certification.

And the South Pacific has some new connectivity. SubCom has completed its work on the Mantua One Polynesia cable system, handing it off to the four operators for final checks and preparations. It's a 3600km subsea cable connecting Tahiti, Bora Bora, Rarotonga,Samoa, Aitutaki, and Niue -- the final two of which have still been fully dependent on satellite until now.

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Categories: Datacenter · SDN · Undersea cables

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