Datacenter News — Enterprises worldwide are facing a massive wave of digital disruption that’s causing them to rethink their current business and IT deployment models. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) sums up the situation well, describing the meteoric rise of what it calls the “digitally interconnected global economy,” where global data flows have replaced and transformed large parts of an economy once dominated by flows of goods, services and finance.
Asia One — The local authorities will not interfere with interconnection fees that smaller Internet service providers (ISPs) pay to the two major telcos here, saying that consumers have not been harmed. The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) issued its decision earlier this week after concluding its two-month public consultation held last year.
The first US transpacific broadband data and fiber hub has been completed by infrastructure provider Centeris and fiber networking specialist Wave at Puyallup, Washington State. Located at Centeris’ 86-acre datacenter campus, the Transpacific Hub (TPH) provides customer access to explore new business opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.
Network World — Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the amount of enterprise network traffic to and from Asia Pacific due to globalization. In my recent visit to the region, I engaged in some interesting discussions around the WAN. For example, one of the biggest costs for large financial institutions are point-to-point dedicated leased lines between their regional and global offices called International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC). These circuits are typically provided by a carrier to offer auto re-routable network for maximum uptime and data protection.
Business Wire — DENVER: CoreSite Realty Corporation, a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., today announced that it has formed a relationship with BBIX, Japan’s leading carrier-neutral internet exchange based in Tokyo. This newly established relationship will provide CoreSite customers with direct access to the BBIX peering exchange from CoreSite’s Any2Exchange® in Los Angeles.
BCN — Verizon has announced IBM as the latest partner in its Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service, bringing the total to eight cloud service options for its clients. Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect customers can now connect to IBM Cloud data centre sites in Dallas and San Jose in the US and Tokyo and Sydney in the Asia Pacific region. Two additional sites are planned in Europe for the beginning of 2016.
The plan would see Megaport expand into another 45 data centres in key connectivity points around the globe. It has identified some of those locations as: New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, Toronto, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. The plan will increase the existing Megaport network from 34 data centres to 79 data centres. Once the expansion is complete, Megaport will be a significant competitor to the likes of Equinix, CenturyLink and other SDN providers in the market.
PRNewswire — BRISBANE, Australia: Megaport, a leading software-based elastic connectivity provider today announced that it had lodged a Prospectus with the Australian Securities Commission (ASIC) to raise $25 million and has applied to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Megaport was founded in 2013 by one of Australia’s leading technology entrepreneurs and the Company’s Executive Chairman Bevan Slattery with the aim of becoming a global leader in the fast-growing elastic interconnection services market.
IT News — NextDC has launched a new ‘independent’ switching platform that allows on-demand virtual connections to participating data centres. The company’s chief operating officer Simon Cooper debuted the new business unit – dubbed AXON Systems – during a keynote speech at the CommsDay conference in Sydney this morning.
IT News — Network virtualisation company Megaport will invest $10 million over the next year to fund an aggressive expansion into the United States. The company, which was founded in 2013 by serial entrepreneur Bevan Slattery, today announced plans to establish its US headquarters in San Francisco.
The Independent — Global Switch, one of the leading large-scale, carrier-neutral, multi-tenanted data centre providers across Europe and Asia-Pacific has announced that customers in its Singapore facility are now able to connect to the brand new, state-of-the-art, dark fibre network operated by Superloop (ASX:SLC), Singapore’s newest independent dark fibre wholesale provider. Superloop is already available at Global Switch’s data centre campus in Sydney.