Wednesday Bytes: 1547, Bluebird, DE-CIX, Infinera, Telstra, Equinix

November 3rd, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

One acquisition, one new river crossing, one vendor win, and two partnership moves:

1547 Critical Systems Realty has made an inorganic move, acquiring a portfolio of 4 data centers. With the help of Harrison Street, they have purchased a total of 560,000 square feet. Two of the facilities are located in Chicago: 725 Wells Street and the Midway Technology Center. One is in their existing market of Orangeburg NY, and the other is in Cheyenne WY and is fully leased to a 'national virtual infrastructure and IT services firm". 1547 anticipates new investments in the facilities going forward.

Bluebird Network has added a new fiber route across the Mississippi River. It's just 6.25 route miles between Hannibal MO and Quincy IL, but it's physically diverse from other options and enables traffic between Kansas City and Chicago to bypass St. Louis. It also enables an express path between Bluebird's Underground Data Center in Springfield and its Quad Cities Data Center.

DE-CIX has a new partner down in Texas. Gigabit Communications is now part of the IX operator's Transport Partner program, having established a layer 2 NNI with DE-CIX Dallas. Gigabit serves customers in Austin, San Antonio, and the south Texas markets of Harlingen, McAllen, and Laredo, destinations now easily reachable via DE-CIX's ecosystem. DE-CIX Dallas now interconnects 100+ networks.

Infinera has picked up a contract out in the Middle East. The Saudia Arabian-based operator stc will be deploying Infinera's ICE6 800G and GX Series technology on its submarinecable networks. The upgrades will increase STC's international capacity by a factor of 10 as it prepares for its participation in the 2Africa and Saudi Vision Cable projects.

And Telstra is collaborating with Equinix to enhance its Octagon financial services solution. The two are teaming up on new hybrid network options for low latency-sensitive high frequency traders, integrating Telstra Octagon with Equinix's infrastructure and ecosystem. The enhancements will offer new options to traders working between markets in the US, Asia, and Australia.

 

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Categories: Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Interconnection · Low Latency · Mergers and Acquisitions · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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