A migration, a couple of technology partnerships, and a new network launch:
MOX Networks has deployed some interesting automation technology from Telescent on its fiber network. Telescent’s Gen 4 Network Topology Manager will enable automated interconnection between Hillsboro and Seattle up in the Pacific Northwest. It gives MOX a remote-controlled, reconfigurable fiberoptic patch-panel and cross connect platform along the route. For Telescent, the deal follows quickly on a similar deal with Quantum Loophole.
Virgin Media’s wholesale division has launched a new core network over in the UK. It’s an overlay network build off of the Virgin Media O2 fiber network and is part of the company’s Project Spark program. They have 14 sites live across the country, with ‘hundreds more’ planned to go live over the next year or two. Ciena’s coherent optical technology powers the infrastructure.
DataBank has completed the migration of four CyrusOne data centers to its edge and colo platform. They acquired the four facilities back in March, adding 300K square feet and 42.5MW of power to their portfolio. The facilities in question are on the same campus 20 minutes west of downtown Houston, and include the key interconnection point at 4201 Southwest Freeway.
Element Critical and Megaport are teaming up to better serve infrastructure customers. The deal combines Element Critical’s colocation infrastructure with Megaport’s Network-as-a-Service portfolio, which is obviously complementary. The two hope to better serve customers looking to connect their data center infrastructure to destinations in the cloud and optimize their hybrid IT solutions.
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