Friday Bytes: Infinera, Telstra, STACK, DE-CIX, Digital Realty, Comcast Business

October 15th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

This week has been rich in infrastructure news that I didn’t get to, so let’s catch up a bit:

Infinera’s gear is getting a workout under the ocean over in the APAC region. Telstra is leveraging Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent technology to boost capacity on a dispersion-managed subsea cable between Hong Kong and Singapore. The 2940km EAC-2A1 will see a boost of 45% in total capacity with the upgrade, now reaching 20x the original design capacity. I could be wrong, but EAC probably stands for East Asia Crossing, the bubble-era subsea asset Telstra picked up with the Pacnet deal.

STACK has officially opened a major hyperscale facility in Silicon Valley. SVY02 brings 240,000 square feet of data center space to STACK’s campus, adjacent to SVY01 in San Jose. The three-story, 30MW facility is backed by 100% renewable energy via PG&E. In August STACK delivered a facility in Manassas VA, and the company plans to bring a third facility in Portland OR online by the end of the year.

DE-CIX has officially turned up its latest IX marketplace. DE-CIX Barcelona is now live, with nodes at bitNAP, Equinix, and EdgeConneX and 30 connected networks, the exchange will offer peering, private interconnection, and cloud exchange services via its Apollon platform.

Digital Realty is making an investment in its European edge. They have made a strategic investment in AtlasEdge Data Centers, which operates a network of 100 facilities across the continent. As part of the deal, the data center giant’s EVP of Strategy and Business, Giuliano Di Vitantonio will take the helm of AtlasEdge as CEO in January. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

And Comcast Business had a couple of interesting items this week. They won a contract with the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley under which they will deliver broadband to nine key locations. The bandwidth will help the organization shift more of its services from in-person to telehealth. Meanwhile, Comcast Business also polished off another inorganic expansion move. They acquired Defined Technologies from MicroTechnologies LLC. Defined Technologies holds a GSA EIS contract, something that will give Comcast Business a path to expansion within the the federal telecommunications and infrastructure marketplace.

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Categories: Datacenter · Interconnection · Mergers and Acquisitions · Metro fiber · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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