Data Center Connectivity News: 365 Main, Hurricane Electric, Zayo, ByteGrid

Digital 365 Main continues to expand available networks, Bytegrid adds important dark fiber player Zayo to its connectivity offerings

Data Center Knowledge

September 26, 2014

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Data Center Connectivity News: 365 Main, Hurricane Electric, Zayo, ByteGrid

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric added a second Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Digital Realty Trust's 365 Main, implementing network expansion in a well-known colocation data center in San Francisco. The PoP adds Hurricane's connectivity options in the Bay Area, including 10 and 100 gigabit Ethernet services. Hurricane operates two colocation data centers of its own in the Bay Area as well.

This is the second network expansion in San Francisco for Hurricane Electric this year. The company added a PoP at Telx’s SFR1 data center at 200 Paul (also owned by Digital Realty) earlier this year.

“The addition of a second PoP at Digital 365 Main represents both a strategic network expansion for Hurricane Electric and also an opportunity for customers and networks in the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “In addition, this new PoP will provide customers of Digital 365 Main with reduced router hops and improved quality in the delivery of next generation IP.”

The 365 Main facility currently contains 8,600 kW of critical IT capacity and services early, middle-market and Fortune 1000 corporations.

European exchange operator AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) recently established a PoP in the Digital 365 Main data center. At the time of opening, AMS-IX Bay Area had written commitments from a handful of parties and verbal commitments from about 15 more to peer in San Francisco.

Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal tunnels for IPv6 connectivity. The company provides both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity.

Zayo Plugs Dark Fiber Network Into ByteGrid in Maryland

ByteGrid, which recently welcomed Mid-Atlantic Crossroads’ MAX network into its Maryland data center, added Zayo Group to its “Maryland Connect” program, its interconnection capacity and connectivity ecosystem. Zayo will offer its bandwidth infrastructure and network transport solutions. Customers have access to Zayo’s dark fiber network.

ByteGrid’s enterprise, government and service provider customers can now connect to Zayo’s network, which spans more than 77,000 route miles in over 295 markets and includes over 14,000 on-net buildings across the U.S. and Europe.

“Zayo continues to expand its network throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., to meet customer bandwidth demands,” said John Real, vice president of strategic channels for the carrier. “Connecting to ByteGrid’s Silver Spring, Maryland, data center enables us to provide our services to the data center’s small and large commercial enterprise and government customers.”

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