Thursday Bytes: DC BLOX, DE-CIX, EdgeMicro, KevlinX, AMS-IX

October 1st, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

Some metro and regional deployments, product enhancements, and an IX:

DC BLOX has added some metro fiber capabilities in Huntsville, Alabama. The southeastern data center provider has teamed up with Huntsville Utilities for dark fiber reach to the city's businesses and government entities. Huntsville Utilities supplies electricity, water, and natural gas to a significant chunk of the population there, and as part of that has built and currently operates some 1,200 route miles of fiber optic network.

DE-CIX has increased network capacity over in India. They have replaced existing DWDM gear and software and deployed second fiber rings to boost capacity up to 320GE in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata. DE-CIX India now has nodes in 12 data centers across those four markets, and their peak traffic in Mumbai has now reached 1.1Tbps.

EdgeMicro's quest to take on the edge colocation challenge has led to a couple of new capabilities. This week they have enhanced edge deployment solutions and introduced new out-of-band management services. EdgeMicro has deployed sites in Austin, Raleigh, and Tampa, while it is in the process of delivering new ones in Indianpolis, Memphis, Houston, and Pittsburgh. The new offerings reduce complexity for the company's customers for both deployment and operations.

And there will be another IX on the block by the end of the year in western Europe. KevlinX is teaming up with AMS-IX to deploy an internet exchange in Brussels, Belgium. The IX will be based at KevlinX's data center campus in Brussels, and will be able to peer and interconnect via AMS-IX, whose home turf is of course not too far away in the Netherlands.

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Categories: Datacenter · Interconnection · Metro fiber

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