Multiple interesting infrastructure moves, both organic and inorganic, from around the industry from the start of this week:
DataBank is investing in its presence out in southern California. They will be adding 40,000 square feet of raised floor space at their SAN1 facility at 12270 World Trade Drive in San Diego, tripling the existing footprint to 60K square feet. The expansion will add another 2MW of power with 4MW more on tap in a second phase.
Spectrum Enterprise is launching a new edge solution. The enterprise division of Charter is now offering Enterprise Network Edge, built off of Fortinet’s SD-WAN and security technology to better enable complex, large scale enterprise networks. The solution supports hybrid WAN configurations and a more integrated approach to the various managed services enterprises might need to employ.
Arelion has quickly followed up on the launch of Bulk’s recently completed HAVSIL cable system between Denmark and Norway. They have officially added the route to their network, connecting Oslo to Esbjerg as well as adding new PoPs in both Oslo and Kristiansand. Arelion, formerly Telia Carrier, is already offering IP, waves, and Ethernet on the route.
And Akamai has closed on the acquisition of Linode, a deal I apparently missed last month. They announced plans to purchase Linode for $900M, aiming to move deeper into the IaaS space. Linode operated a developer-friendly cloud computing platform with a revenue base of some $100M, which will complement Akamai’s distributed edge platform.
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