Friday Bytes: Flexential, PacketFabric, Avelacom, Jupiter

August 7th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick roundup of other news worth noting from this week:

Flexential has announced new network tenant and a couple of expansion projects up in Hillsboro, Oregon. Telstra has expanded its network into the company's Portland-Hillsboro 2 data center, which houses endpoints of both the New Cross Pacific and Hawaiki cable systems. Flexential is also about to open another 60K square feet and 5MW of space next week in the facility. Meanwhile they will break ground on a third facility in the area next month, Hillsboro 3, which will add another 358K square feet and 36MW of space.

Cloudflare is partnering up with PacketFabric to better reach potential customers. The two have announced the release of the Cloudflare Network Interconnect via PacketFabric's Network-as-a-Service platform. The two will interconnect in 15 markets across North America and APAC, giving customers of Cloudflare's services the ability to take advantage of private connections from a wide range of markets and facilities.

And Avelacom has expanded its low latency network into the financial markets of Brazil. The company has launched services for traders on B3 with a new PoP in the Brazilian stock exchange's data center. Their network connects to other global markets through a connection to the New York metro area, making it easier for investors around the world to trade Brazilian assets.

And apparently the Jupiter cable system has had some unexpected equipment casualties. While working on the cable off the coast of Oregon, Edge Cable Holdings has apparently lost a pile of drilling equipment under the waves, including 1100 feet of drill pipe, a drill tip, a few tools, and 6500 gallons of drilling fluid. The incident happened in April, but didn't get reported immediately. Environmental groups in Oregon are not happy.

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Categories: Datacenter · Interconnection · Low Latency · Undersea cables

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