Data Center Connectivity Briefing

US data center providers sign carrier deals; submarine connectivity improves in Asia Pacific

Yevgeniy Sverdlik

January 26, 2015

2 Min Read
Data Center Connectivity Briefing
Network interconnection room at an Iliad S.A. data center on the outskirts of Paris (Photo: Yevgeniy Sverdlik)

There have been many developments in global data center connectivity this month. Several U.S. data center providers that focus on secondary markets have signed major carrier deals. Internationally, Telstra now offers superfast connectivity on a group of submarine cables in Asia Pacific.

Here’s a digest of the news:

Telstra Launches 100G on APAC Submarine Cables

Australian telco and IT services giant Telstra has launched 100 gigabit per second connectivity on multiple long-haul submarine cable routes in Asia Pacific. The new 100G wavelength service will cover Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, and the U.S.

It will reach the U.S. via UNITY, a cable built by multiple investors, including Google, that connects Japan and the U.S.

Zayo to Serve Eight EdgeConneX Sites

EdgeConneX has signed Zayo Group to provide dark fiber, wavelength, and IP services for the data center provider’s customers in eight of its locations: Atlanta, Las Vegas, Memphis, Nashville, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and Richmond, Virginia.

EdgeConneX specializes in catering to companies that need content caching at so-called edge locations. It strategically positions data centers near network provider aggregation points to ensure low latency.

365 Signs TeliaSonera for Six Locations

TeliaSonera International Carrier will provide 100Gbps data center connectivity services at six facilities operated by 365 Data Centers. The locations are Buffalo, New York, Tampa, Nashville, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Indianapolis.

365 specializes in serving Tier II data center markets in the U.S. It has 17 locations total. TeliaSonera’s network spans North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

H5 Adds Comcast in Denver

H5 Data Centers has added Comcast Business to the list of network carriers available at its Denver data center campus. Other options there include AT&T, CenturyLink, Level 3, Time Warner Telecom, Verizon, and XO Communications.

H5 is a secondary-market data center services player with facilities in Denver, Atlanta, Charlotte, Seattle, and San Jose and San Luis Obispo, California.

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