The 3 Pillars of Modern Physical Data Center Security

April 23rd, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Tung Vo, Director of Security and Compliance at STACK INFRASTRUCTURE.

Combining the right tools, processes, and people is key to addressing today’s and tomorrow’s data center security challenges. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Iron Mountain, vXchnge, Sparkle, DE-CIX, PacketFabric, Stateless

April 22nd, 2021
 

Two items from the data center world, and two from backbones and interconnection to catch up with: [Read more →]

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DF&I Plans Expansion Deeper Into Northern Virginia, Taps Hylan

April 22nd, 2021
 

Today Dark Fiber & Infrastructure has offered up an update on its buildout in northern Virginia and Maryland. They are finishing up one project while planning a new one, bringing new conduit and fiber to one of the world's busiest infrastructure markets. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Serverfarm, Prime, Ciena, Comstar, Cato, AT&T

April 21st, 2021
 

One data center M&A, one build-to-suit, a network upgrade, a technology partnership, and a global enterprise win: [Read more →]

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How to boost 5G roll-out with joined-up, data-driven networks

April 21st, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jay Cadman, Senior Vice President, Enterprise of IQGeo

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent launch of a ‘5G Fast Plan’ which aims to accelerate nationwide coverage, it is clear that the industry faces a significant challenge if it is to achieve this goal. As part of the plan, in October 2020 the Commission established the 5G Fund for Rural America, which aims to make up to [Read more →]

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Telxius’s New Tannat Cable Is Now Live

April 20th, 2021
 

The eastern coast of South America has another connectivity option in place as of today. Telxius says that the new Tannat submarine cable it has been working on with Google is officially open for business. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Aligned’s Billie Haggard on Veterans In the Data Center

April 19th, 2021
 

A few months ago, we looked into the opportunity for veterans in the data center and internet infrastructure industry with Salute Mission Critical.  Today, we return to that topic to talk with Aligned’s Billie Haggard. Aligned builds and operates data center infrastructure for hyperscale and enterprise companies around the country, leveraging innovative, sustainable and adaptable approaches to facility design and operations. Billie started out in the Navy before transitioning to the data center world, and as SVP of Operations and Safety Officer at Aligned, he actively seeks to attract more veterans and ex-military talent into the industry due to their unique mindset and training. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: MetTel, Fujitsu, 123Net, Orange Business

April 16th, 2021
 

A couple of government contracts, a new CDN PoP, and a multinational upgrade to finish off the week: [Read more →]

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Telecom operators can accelerate the expansion of fiber connectivity

April 16th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Todd Twete, Director of Carrier Services at Blackfoot Communications

RDOF, 5G, Infrastructure planning are exciting new avenues to support fast broadband services to business and residential communities around the nation. [Read more →]

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Cologix to Acquire vXchnge’s Silicon Valley Data Center

April 15th, 2021
 

Cologix has made an inorganic move that will take it into northern California for the first time. The data center and interconnection operator has announced a definitive agreement to acquire vXchnge's data center campus in Silicon Valley. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Puts Some HollowCore to Work

April 14th, 2021
 

euNetworks has rolled a new weapon onto the battlefield in the low latency arms race over in London. The pan-European bandwidth infrastructure specialist has deployed CoreSmart hollowcore fiber from Lumenisity Limited on its first route in the London metro area. [Read more →]

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Why Global Players are turning to Regional Providers in the Silicon Prairie

April 14th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Michael Morey, Chief Executive Officer, Bluebird Network

The pandemic revealed a lot with network and data center companies.  Either strength and innovation to pivot and solve a problem immediately or it amplified weaknesses revealing bigger problems like the digital divide of underserved regional areas, but also how global companies can address their US customer base – both of which are [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: DE-CIX, Dobson, Horizon, Verizon, Crown Castle, SBA

April 13th, 2021
 

Four interesting contract announcements, two from the start of this week, and two that I missed from late last week that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Plot to Bomb Amazon AWS Data Center Foiled

April 12th, 2021
 

The US political instability we have all been watching almost made it to the data center industry recently. According to reports, a 28-year old man from Texas was arrested on Thursday while trying to purchase explosives he planned to use to blow up an Amazon AWS data center in Ashburn, Virginia. [Read more →]

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Friday bytes: HE, EdgeConneX, Tampnet, GTT, Cisco, NEC

April 9th, 2021
 

Several items from around the world to catch up with before enjoying a spring weekend: [Read more →]

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Achieving Remote Success: Three Steps for Maximizing Collaboration Tools

April 9th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Amr Ibrahim, Founder & CEO at ULTATEL

While the COVID-19 pandemic initially created disruptions and challenges for organizations across the globe, it also accelerated the digital transformation of a productive and efficient remote workforce. The new normal has forced companies to review their IT strategies and navigate uncharted waters, in order to adapt to today’s remote workforce reality. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: 123Net, Telia, Flexential, FirstLight

April 8th, 2021
 

A few interesting items from around the US worth catching up on: [Read more →]

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More Florida Fiber for Zayo

April 7th, 2021
 

Zayo's expansion in Florida is entering a new phase. A couple years ago the fiber builder and operator moved to deepen its infrastructure in the state with a substantial organic buildout of beyond the 2,300 route miles of fiber it has already put in place across multiple markets. [Read more →]

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The Business Benefits of Telecom APIs

April 7th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Darach Beirne, Vice President of Customer Success at Flowroute, now part of Intrado

In today’s world, there are myriad challenges and hurdles that business leaders must overcome, especially as the economy recovers from the disruption during 2020. Over the previous 12 months, businesses have leaned heavily on [Read more →]

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Lumen, T-Mobile Team up for Edge Computing

April 6th, 2021
 

Lumen and T-Mobile are expanding their existing relationship to empower each's next generation of technology. The arrangement will combine T-Mobile's 5G mobile network with Lumen's Edge Computing platform. [Read more →]

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Farice, SubCom to Build New Connectivity to Iceland

April 6th, 2021
 

Plans for a new submarine cable between Europe and Iceland took another step forward this week. The North Atlantic service provider Farice and the fiber optic cable manufacturer SubCom announced yesterday that the contract for the IRIS cable system is now in force. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Raul Martynek on DataBank’s Digital Playbook for the Edge

April 5th, 2021
 

One of the last year’s biggest deals in the data center sector was DataBank’s purchase of zColo from Zayo.  The purchase tripled the company’s data center footprint and doubled its market coverage, instantly giving it not just a nationwide US footprint but a starter set in Europe as well.  As part of Digital Colony’s portfolio, the company looks well positioned to invest further going forward as well.  With us today to talk about the zColo deal and integration, other expansion efforts, and the effects of the pandemic on the sector is CEO Raul Martynek.  This is a return visit by Raul, who stopped by for an Industry Spotlight two years ago. [Read more →]

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Digital 9 Infrastructure Buys Aqua Comms

April 2nd, 2021
 

The independent transatlantic cable operator Aqua Comms has officially changed hands. Yesterday, Digital 9 Infrastructure PLC closed the deal they had been working on to acquire the company and overnight became a big player in the subsea marketplace.

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