Data Center Connectivity Update: Week of August 6

Here’s the latest on internet exchanges, submarine cables, and data center network services

Yevgeniy Sverdlik

August 7, 2015

2 Min Read
Data Center Connectivity Update: Week of August 6

Here’s the latest on data center connectivity, including news on internet exchanges, submarine cables, and data center network services:

DE-CIX New York Membership Growing

Content delivery network provider EdgeCast and data center providers CenturyLink and Windstream are the latest members to join DE-CIX New York, the US offshoot of the Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange.

Launched in November 2013, DE-CIX New York now has more than 80 customers, including Google, Netflix, Apple, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Akamai, Digital Ocean, and CoreSite.

The distributed exchange stretches across 10 data centers in Manhattan and New Jersey.

Cable to Expand Transatlantic Connectivity Options

A partner of Aqua Comms, a Dublin, Ireland-based operator of intercontinental submarine cable networks, has loaded cable for Aqua Comm’s latest transatlantic system onto a ship as it prepares to start deploying it on the ocean floor.

The America Europe Connect fiber-optic cable system will increase connectivity options between North America and the UK as well as Europe in general, the company said in a statement. It will span more than 3,300 miles and connect to Aqua Comm’s existing CeltixConnect cable in the Irish Sea.

The cable system was designed and manufactured by Aqua Comms’ partner TE SubCom, which will also be deploying it using Reliance, one of its eight cable-laying ships.

MASS IX to Extend to EdgeConneX Boston Data Center

Boston’s Massachusetts Internet Exchange is planning to build a remote node into a Boston data center being built by edge data center specialist EdgeConneX. The node is expected to come online in the fourth quarter.

The node will make it easier for web content providers and last-mile internet connectivity providers to interconnect in Boston and deliver media content to users at higher performance. It will also give customers in Boston access to a wide variety of connectivity services available on the internet, including direct links to public cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services.

Lumos to Serve DuPont Fabros Ashburn Clients

Network service provider Lumos Networks is going to start offering its services to customers in the massive DuPont Fabros Technology data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia – one of the world’s biggest and most interconnected data center markets.

Lumos is planning an expansion of its network to two other Virginia metros: Richmond and Norfolk/Hampton Roads.

DFT is a wholesale data center provider. It has six data centers on its Ashburn campus.

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