Thursday Roundup: GTT, Cyxtera, DE-CIX, Aligned

March 11th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

One SD-WAN deal, a certification, and two data center expansion stories to catch up with:

GTT has won an interesting deal over in the education vertical. With the help of IT solutions provider 10jin Solutions, they have picked up a contract with Charter Schools USA. CSUSA will be leveraging GTT's infrastructure and SD-WAN technology to connect up 86 sites across the US. CSUSA helps manage some 100 schools across 5 southern states (FL, GA, SC, NC, LA) serving 75K students.

The data center operator Cyxtera is taking its Enterprise Bare Metal services over to continental Europe. They are now offering the on-demand, subscription-based colo model to customers in their Amsterdam and Frankfurt data centers, which join those in London and 9 US markets. Also mentioned is partner Boston Limited, which helps take the offer to a wide range of enterprises directly.

DE-CIX says it has achieved Open-IX OIX-1 certification for its Chicago IX. They had already gained and have now renewed that certification for their New York and Dallas exchanges, giving them a common standardization across all three markets. OIX-1 was created to standardize IX interconnection practices for both data transformation and physical connectivity, ensuring both a common experience and high levels of resilience and reliability.

Aligned has completed a major new facility out in the Salt Lake City metro area. The buildout adds a 48MW, 240,000 square foot facility to their campus in West Jordan, Utah. SLC-2 is the second facility on that campus, and leverages Aligned's Delta^3 cooling technology to scale in place up to 50KW per rack. The expansion looks to tap into substantial hyperscale demand along Utah's Wasatch Front while taking advantage of low energy rates and growing renewable options.

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