Several interesting items from over the weekend or late last week to catch up on:
Zayo will be building out a connection to Proximity Data Centre's data center over in northwestern England. They will be adding a PoP at Proximity Edge 4, an edge facility which is located in Chester, a bit south of Liverpool, and just opened in December. The new fiber will enhance connectivity for regional enterprises both to UK destinations and to Ireland and the USA.
GlobeNet has formally launched its Malbec cable system. Malbec's six fiber pairs connect Sao Paolo, Brazil with Buenos Aires, Argentina with a latency of 26.7ms. The new cable has been in development for the past three years, and extends GlobeNet's footprint to the Argentinian capital with potential to add a branch to Porto Alegre in southern Brazil later on.
The Polish-based IT services provider Comarch is moving into the American southwest. They are building a 32,000 square foot data center of their own on three acres in Mesa, Arizona. It's an upgrade from the rented colo spaces they have used until now in Chicago, Columbus, Montreal, and Toronto. They already have their own infrastructure in Poland, France, and Germany. Mesa lies 20 miles east of Phoenix.
And Telia Carrier has released results of a new survey taking a look at network security incidents driven by the pandemic. Telia operates one of the world's largest IP backbones, and has found that 45% of business leaders in the US, UK, Germany, and France have seen more network security incidents over the past year and a half due to COVID-19. The US and UK in particular have seen a surge in DDoS attacks. It's not entirely clear why the pandemic environment has been accompanied by this activity, but it is clear that enterprise network infrastructure has been strained to handle the new workplace environments we are all experiencing.
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