Two interesting items from Windstream to look at today, plus some subsea ULL connectivity and an edge data center.
Windstream Enterprise has added another tool to its security portfolio. They are now offering a new VNF next generation firewall capability alongside their managed SD-WAN service. The VNF runs on the same hardware as their current VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud solution. Windstream has been actively building out a multi-pronged secure networking portfolio for the enterprise market.
Meanwhile, Windstream Wholesale has added another two PoPs to its network. They have expanded into Cyxtera’s CH3 facility in Elk Grove, Illinois, outside of Chicago. And they have also added a node at Digital Realty’s facility in Richardson, Texas. The expansion helps them better support the needs of hyperscale and content providers.
Tampnet and Nasdaq have been busy working on a new ultra-low latency route. The two are teaming up to bring a London-Stockholm route to the financial markets by this December. The project leverages Tampnet’s subsea fiber under the North Sea, which has its origins in serving the oil and gas industry’s platforms out there. Other latency-sensitive industries like media and industry will also be able to take advantage.
And EdgePresence is deploying a new location down in Statesboro, Georgia. The new edge data center will be the first multi-tenant facility in the city, which lies about 50 miles northwest of Savannah (yes I had to look that up). The company is just getting started on a multi-market expansion, taking its solution to the edge data center problem to a broader marketplace.
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