Global Data Center Connectivity Update

Burst of new connectivity deals across all continents

Yevgeniy Sverdlik

May 10, 2016

3 Min Read
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Telia Carrier Plugs into CyrusOne

CyrusOne, a US data center provider with a high concentration of capacity in Texas, its home state, has partnered with the Stockholm-based Telia Carrier, formerly TeliaSonera International Carrier. The agreement will bring access to Telia’s global IP network to customers in CyrusOne facilities.

Telia owns and operates a network with lots of points of presence in the US and Europe and some in the Middle East and Asia. CyrusOne has more than 30 data centers, most of them concentrated in Texas and the Midwest. It also has facilities in London and Singapore.

Tata Links Digital Realty in Oregon to Asia

Indian network operator Tata Communications has brought its network to a Digital Realty data center in Hillsboro, Oregon, a hub for access to the numerous transpacific submarine cables that land there.

Tata operates an extensive submarine cable network, linking countries in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America.

Digital is one of the world’s largest data center providers whose recent focus has been on reeling in more and more business from major cloud providers, expecting them to attract enterprise customers who need to set up hybrid infrastructure that consists of both cloud services and data center capacity they control. Global connectivity services like Tata’s are especially important to cloud providers, who serve customers around the world.

Taiwan’s Largest Telco Connects to Seattle Hub

Centeris, a new data center provider that recently launched what it bills as a transpacific connectivity hub outside of Seattle, has partnered with the US subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest telecoommunications company, for connectivity between the hub and Chunghwa’s network end points in Asia.

The partnership establishes new connectivity options between the US and Asia via the Trans-pacific Express, New Cross-Pacific, and FASTER submarine cable systems. Centeris partners in the US provide connectivity from the Seattle facility to other key interconnection hubs on the West Coast.

Hurricane Electric Strikes Deal to Grow Network Reach in Asia

Silicon Valley-based data center provider and network connectivity provider Hurricane Electric has partnered with Telekom Malaysia Berhad to expand broadband services in emerging markets in Asia. TM owns stakes in multiple Asia Pacific submarine cable systems, both existing and under development, and the partnership calls on it to leverage those assets to advance HE’s reach.

HE operates data centers in the US and has built the world’s largest IPv6-native internet backbone.

XO Connects Tenth vXchnge Data Center

XO Communications has brought its network into the Philadelphia data center operated by vXchnge. This is the tenth vXchnge data center where XO has connected.

XO operates an extensive inter-city network in the US and Canada, as well as high-density coverage in major metros. It also links to international markets in South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

Hibernia to Augment Network in South US and Mexico

Transtelco, which operates a network on both sides of the US-Mexico border, has partnered with Hibernia Networks to expand its reach. Hibernia’s network spans the globe, with especially high concentration of points of presence in the US and Europe. It also links to the Middle East and Asia.

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