Wednesday Roundup: LightEdge, NFINIT, Great Plains Communications, Datagrid

June 1st, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

A fiber expansion, a data center anchor tenant, and a few environmental moves:

LightEdge and NFINIT each made a move aimed at improving their environmental stance this week. NFINIT has invested $8M in updating its infrastructure to boost energy efficiency by 20% while improving uptime. Meanwhile, LightEdge has partnered with Synetic Technologyies and Cicular Computing for the recycling of 6800lb of e-waste. LightEdge acquired NFINIT just five weeks ago.

Great Plains Communications has added a new fiber route to its regional network footprint this week. The Midwestern telecommunications provider has completed a 400Gbps-capable connection between Omaha NE and Kansas City KS, both of which lie along the Missouri River. The endpoints are the two key facilities at 1623 Farnam to the 1102 Grand and leverages Ciena’s DWDM gear.

And down in New Zealand, Datagrid’s plans for a giant new facility near Invercargill on the country’s South Island now has the backing of an anchor tenant. The University of Otago has signed on for space and power within the hyperscale facility, which will be built on 43 hectares in North Makarewa. The first module of 70,000 square feet is targeted for a 2024 launch, with plans calling for 9 more and a total capacity of 150MW. The facility will tap hydro power and other renewable resources to be completely carbon neutral.

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Categories: Datacenter · Energy · Fiber Networks

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