A few interesting items from around the world and from different corners of the internet infrastructure world to catch up on:
Orange Business has sold some networking technology in the world of coffee. Jacobs Douwe Egberts has deployed Orange Business’s SD-WAN technology and managed network security to more than 120 locations spread around 40 countries worldwide. The upgrade follows inorganic activity by JDE in the APAC region, enabling them to better integrate new teams and sites.
Quebec-based eStruxture has padded its war chest, raising an incremental credit facility to the tune of CAN$170M. That backing, provided by Scotiabank, National Bank, BMO Bank of Montreal, and Deutsche Bank, will enable eStruxture’s strategic growth plans across Canada. They operate 15 facilities currently, touching Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary.
Infovista says that Belgian-based BICS has deployed its cloud native Automated Assurance & Operations solution. Infovista’s technology will provide real-time traffic insites to enable BICS’s own SaaS capabilities, which enable advanced analytics for both telco and enterprise customers. By integrated it into its own solution, BICS hopes to improve their reliability and customer experience as they add scale.
DATAIX is expanding into southeastern Europe with the launch of a new Point of Presence in Bulgaria. The new PoP will be housed at Telepoint Sofia Centre in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. From there, GlobalNet/DATAIX will be able to better extend its reach to customer the Balkan region but also on into Turkey and the Caucasus.
And Proximity Data Centres is getting into the IX business. They have formed a new Edge IX division that will roll out a network of regional IXs across the UK and Europe. They will start within their footprint with 10 regional facilities that can reach out to markets in the North, North West, Midlands, Thames Valley, South West and South Wales.
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