Here are a few midweek quick takes to keep an eye on, two contracts, two international expansions, and some new managed services.
Comcast Business has won a deal over in the Texas healthcare vertical. Memorial Hermann Health System is leveraging multi-gig connectivity from Comcast Business to connect its 6700 doctors and 28,000 employees in Houston and the rest of Southeast Texas. It’s an upgrade deal, tripling a 1Gbps connection in order to better handle so many working remotely with just a three day turnaround.
Big Data Exchange’s project in Nanjing is coming along nicely. Yesterday they announced that the facility has received Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute. Additionally, the facilities power systems now include two separate 10 kilovolt feeders. NKG1’s 1000-rack, 4MW facility is expected to go live in October, while next door NGK2 is expected to be ready a year or so after that.
Avelacom has followed up last week’s new services in Brazil’s B3 financial exchange with a specific low latency route. They have completed a link between B3’s location in Sao Paolo and the Nasdaq location in Carteret, New Jersey that checks in at a round trip delay of 103.5ms.
Green House Data has won an interesting client over to its hybrid cloud solutions. Clubessential, which provides software solutions for 1,300 clubs of all sorts (golf, country, yacht, athletic, etc) helping to automate websites, point of sale, accounting, CRM, reservations, etc is stepping deeper into the cloud. Green House Data has helped put together redundant virtual servers and a custom private cloud to power those solutions.
And in the MidAtlantic, Shentel Business has expanded its portfolio with some managed services. They are leveraging Cisco Meraki to launch a suite of capabilites including managed wireless, switching, routing/SD-WAN, security and 4G LTE backup. ShenTel Business will take the new services to market in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
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