Three interesting internet infrastructure investments on three continents worth keeping an eye on:
Over in the UK, Pulsant says it is investing $8M in a new national edge computing network. They have tapped Zayo for fiber connectivity to connect 10 of their data centers together into a new high-capacity network with sub-5ms latency to 95% of the country's population. Pulsant's facilities are in Edinburgh, Maidenhead, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Reading, Sheffield, and South London.
Cisco, Qwilt, and Digital Alpha have teamed up to help deploy a new CDN down in Argentina. Telecom Argentina has signed onto the Open Caching solution from Qwilt, leveraging Cisco's edge compute and networking gear plus funding from Digital Alpha. The new CDN will help handle increasing traffic while reducing costs and pesky things like latency.
And DE-CIX has found a new market in need of its internet exchange expertise. They have announced a new strategic partnership with UNN, the national operator of Brunei in southeast Asia. The two have established Borneo-IX at the Tungku Submarine Cable Station Brunei Darussalam, aiming to offer a bit of diversity from the hubs in nearby Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, to which it has significant fiber connectivity. DE-CIX will operate the interconnection hub for UNN as part of their as-a-service IX offering.
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