Four interesting global infrastructure partnership efforts have hit the wires in the past few days, here’s a quick rundown:
This morning BDx and EXA Infrastructure announced a new strategic partnership. BDX operates 5 APAC data centers, while EXA has 14 locations in Europe and North America as well as the network infrastructure to connect them. Both companies are of course owned by I Squared Capital, and this obviously represents an effort to tie the assets and customer bases closer together.
STT Global Data Centers is teaming up with Schneider Electric and Iceotope on a liquid cooling proof of concept out in Singapore. The trial will leverage Iceotope’s chassis-level precision immersion technology, which uses a dielectric liquid instead of air and reducing both water and power usage significantly. STT GDC will supply the data center context itself and Schneider Electric will presumably support all the stuff in between.
NetIX and Epsilon have expanded their existing partnership by putting 150+ NetIX locations and peering services onto Epsilon’s Infiny network-as-a-service platform. The arrangement leverages NetIX’s depth in central and eastern Europe as well as Epsilon’s coverage in Asia and Western Europe. Customers of both companies will have easier access to a broader array of global destinations and network partners.
And late last week, Sparkle and AzerTelecom signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on the “Digital Silk Way” project. The two hope to establish infrastructure between European and Asian markets by passing through Azerbaijan and leveraging Sparkle’s infrastructure between Turkey and Italy. Just what else might be involved in this project is unclear, as is its relationship (if any) to the Digital Silk Road initiative by China.
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