From around the world today: a new data center project, a new backbone deployment, an interconnection, and some brand new fiber:
Equinix has unveiled plans for yet more capacity in the French capital of Paris. They are building out a tenth data center in the Paris metro area on the company’s Saint Denis campus at an estimated cost of $163M. The new facility will include heat recovery technology, transferring excess energy to the area’s urban heating network and a local swimming pool. It will also feature a rooftop hydroponic greenhouse that will leverage rainwater and some more of that waste heat.
Nokia has won some business down in Italy. They will be deploying a new optical backbone for WINDTRE leveraging their PSE-V super-coherent chipset. The deployment will support up to 600Gbps line rates while optimizing power consumption and enabling instant re-routing of traffic as needed.
Colt and PCCW’s Console Connect are working on interconnecting their respective SDN platforms. The two said today they have completed the first stage of ‘major API-led interoperability’, The goal is to enable enterprises to leverage both companies’ infrastructure in an automated fashion around the world.
And EXA Infrastructure has decided it needs some more fiber in its diet. They have upgrade plans which will see new SMF-28 optical fiber from Corning pulled on some routes of its European network. The first will be a backhaul route in Spain, where initial tests between Valencia and the French border saw site-tosite losses of just 0.17-0.18 dB/km.
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