Data Center Industry Links for May 27th

South Korea still has the fastest Internet, SunGard launches MarketMap product, Graybar appoints new VP, a UK data center experiences a power outage attributed to warm weather, and more analysis of Allied Fiber's network rollout.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for May 27th:

  • Dark Fiber and the Law of Unintended Consequences - The conventional wisdom has been that following the dot com crash, no new national intercity conduit level network builds were even remotely feasible. Whether Allied Fiber succeeds or not in its venture, they may have already blown a fatal hole in that wisdom. From Telecom Ramblings.
  • SunGard Launches MarketMap, Market Data SaaS Solution - SunGard has launched MarketMap, a multi-asset, market data, analysis and information services solution providing data from 160 global exchanges, news feeds and over-the-counter (OTC) sources. From Wall Street & Technology.
  • Graybar Appoints Steve Stone Vice President, Comm/Data - Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, has appointed Steve Stone to the position of vice president, comm/data. Press Release.
  • UK datacentre fails in hot weather - O2 customers suffered a network outage for several hours yesterday when hot weather caused a datacentre to break down. From ComputerworldUK.
  • US ranks 26th in new broadband index - South Korea has the fastest home Internet service in the world, with a downstream speed 100 times faster than the average in Sudan, the operator of Speedtest.net reported on a new Web site that compiles results from consumers running its online test. From ComputerWorld.