Thursday Bytes: Aligned, GTT, DC BLOX, Juniper, Sparkle

February 24th, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

A new data center lunch, some enterprise connectivity, a new IX, and a 400G deployment:

Aligned has completed the first phase of its latest expansion project out in Utah. Their Build-to-Scale SLC-04 facility in the Salt Lake City metro area leverages the company’s waterless cooling technology, Delta3. The buildout took less than 10 months from concept to launch in response to customer demand.

GTT has picked up some business in the residential security sector. Envera Systems is leveraging the company’s broadband offering across its 156-site footprint, unifying what had been supplied by 15 different ISPs. Envera offers virtual gate guard service for residential communities around Florida, something they will be able to better scale going forward.

DC BLOX has launched its own interconnection platform, the DX BLOX Connectivity eXchange, or DCB-CX. The data center operator has created a software defined, distributed platform for peering and interconnection tenants at its facilities across the southeastern US. DC BLOX recently added Greenville, SC to its footprint. The ecosystem offers sub-5ms latency between any two points on the fabric.

Juniper Networks has picked up a global network deal for its 400G platform. Italy-based Sparkle has deployed Juniper’s PTX series routing technology in order to meet demand for capacity while meeting the company’s sustainability goals. Sparkle operates a Tier-1 internet backbone across some 600,000km of terrestrial and subsea fiber worldwide.


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