Wednesday Roundup: Kao Data, Comcast Business, Lumen, Telstra

October 6th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

A few expansion plans and customer wins from around the marketplace at midweek to note:

Kao Data has lined up a new investor to power the acquisition of two facilities. Infratil Limited has agreed to invest up to £120-130M in the UK data center developer and operator, taking a 40% ownership stake alongside Legal & General Group and Goldacre. Kao Data is buying the two facilities from an unnamed ‘large financial services business’ with a long term anchor lease, a deal that will increase its totoal footprint to approximately 55MW.

Comcast Business has been busy out in Illinois. The metro fiber operator has built out 3 miles of fiber and other infrastructure along state route 47 and Jim Dhamer Drive in the city of Huntley on the outskirts of the Chicago metro area on the way to Rockford. The deal brings the 240-acre Huntley Corporate Park on-net for Comcast Business to meet demand for bandwidth from both the business and residential markets.

Lumen has further expanded its relationship with VMware as it continues to expand its cloud infrastructure portfolio. The two have established a joint innovation lab and have been investing in edge computing solutions. They hope to combine Lumen’s Edge Private Cloud with VMware’s Tanzu to power Kubernetes-based applications across the marketplace.

And Telstra has had a couple interesting items over the past week or so. They are now providing direct connections to both Microsoft Azure Peering Service an Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams. And their Telstra Broadcast Services division says it recently powered the delivery of the 36th America’s Cup to 236 countries and territories globally.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Datacenter · Metro fiber · Video · VoIP

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