Thursday Roundup: Zayo, Great Plains Communications, Versa, FirstLight

January 25th, 2024 by · Leave a Comment

New partnerships, connectivity, and technology across multiple fronts worth keeping up with:

Zayo is going to be hooking up one of the newer types of infrastructure sites. They will be extending connectivity to Voltera’s refueling and charging infrastructure. Voltera supports zero-emission vehicle fleets with EV charging and hydrogen refueling facilities. Such facilities need connectivity, and thus the two companies will make that part of the site selection process rather than an afterthought.

Great Plains Communications will be sponsoring the Durham Museum’s Digital Learning Initiative. Basically, they’ll be providing fiber internet services to the museum’s location in Omaha’s Union Station. The connectivity will enable an online experience in support of webcasts and virtual field trips. The Durham Museum focuses on this history and development of the region, including the Transcontinental Railroad.

Versa Networks is taking its SASE beyond the 100Gbps threshold. They have launched a unified SASE gateway via the certification of two appliances, the Versa CSG5000 and the Dell PowerEdge R7515 plus the Versa Operating System software. The combination offers 120Gbps of firewall throughput, 100Gbps of SD-WAN throughoput, and 40Gbps of next-generation firewall throughput.

And Firstlight is tapping Sitetracker to boost its deployment capabilities. The northeastern fiber operator says it has been using Sitetracker’s platform to manage operational tasks in support of some 21,000 OSP projects. FirstLight has been busy expanding not just within its traditional regions of New York and New England, but deep down into Pennsylvania.

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