A few interesting items from around the US worth catching up on:
123.Net has picked up a customer in the autonomous vehicle world up in Michigan. Ann Arbor-based May Mobility will be using 123Net's colo and connectivity to help power its self-driving technology. May Mobility is working on autonomous shuttles for urban environments in the US and Japan, with 270,000 passenger rides completed. The company says that each shuttle generates in an hour what a family does in a year.
Telia's ongoing network expansion in North America has taken it into another data center out on the edge of the Rockies. They have launched a new PoP in Flexential's Aurora data center outside of Denver, Colorado. That's on one end of the new route Telia recently added from Denver throught the Silicon Prairie markets of Omaha and Des Moines to Chicago.
Speaking of Flexential, they have some expansion plans out in Hillsboro, Oregon. Flexential has entered into a sale and leaseback transaction with Legacy Investing, LLC that will help fund development of its Hillsboro 3 data center. Legacy will invest in and own the site, core, and shell of what will become the next Flexential flagship facility in Hillsboro.
FirstLight has brought on board a new channel partner. They are teaming up with GreenPages Technology Solutions. GreenPages is one of the systems integrators out there helping companies move to the cloud. One of their first projects combined colo and Cloud Connect Backup with Veeam for a manufacturing client.
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