5 things to know for January 22: QTS expands, HGC deploys, Aligned Energy and PacketFabric partner

As if there isn’t already enough tech news to fill up your working day. But somehow, things can slip through the net.

Luckily Data Economy is here to catch it and deliver it to you. So with that being said, here is what you need to know to get you up to speed today.

  • QTS expands

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) has announced that Telia Carrier has deployed a point of presence in QTS’ Chicago and Miami data centres.

This follows Telia Carrier’s recent upgrade of its network presence in QTS’ Atlanta Metro mega data centre and establishing a presence in the QTS Richmond NAP.

“We are pleased to add two more points of presence for the world’s largest IP network,” said Clint Heiden, Chief Revenue Officer, QTS.

“Direct access to reliable Internet connectivity and diverse high-speed 100G wavelength service is a prerequisite for all businesses and is consistent with our commitment to create globally meaningful interconnection points including the world’s highest capacity, lowest latency subsea cables.”

  • HGC deploys

HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) has unveiled the deployment of HGC International Marketplace with Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) on its flagship data centre, BDx.

As well as enabling the near zero-touch availability of data centre services on the centralized marketplace, this underlines HGC’s continuing expansion of its global data centre connectivity footprint.

BDx serves as a carrier-neutral content exchange platform for both local and global businesses, offers disaster recovery, cloud, and network services, and continues to expand its data centre footprint worldwide.


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Sujit Panda, CTIO of BDx, said: “We aim to provide a platform where our customers can have a borderless unified view and management of IT workloads and resources, and provide the customers the unique ability to delineate their applications from the complexity of the underlying infrastructure in a secure manner.”

  • eStruxture and Beanfield Technologies partners

Canadian data centre provider eStruxture and and Toronto-based telecommunications company Beanfield Technologies has announced that the Beanfield HYPERroute low-latency, private network service with connectivity to key cloud on-ramp locations in the US is now available in eStruxture’s MTL-1 data centre.

“Many Canadian customers require long-haul connectivity to US regions that are close to their traffic’s point of origin,” said Todd Coleman, President and CEO of eStruxture Data Centres.

“With Beanfield HYPERroute, Canada’s lowest latency trans-border cloud network, we are now able to support those customers by offering low latency and highly available services that meet the requirements of enterprise-grade applications.

“HYPERroute effectively makes eStruxture’s MTL-1 data centre the prime connectivity hub for US East Cloud Service Zones.”

  • Construction in Estonia

AS Merko Ehitus Eesti, part of AS Merko Ehitus group, and MCF Group Estonia OÜ entered into a contract for the construction of the first stage of the company’s data campus in Saue Parish, Harju County, Estonia.

The contract includes construction of the first data centre and office building for MCF data campus.

The company also revealed that the contract value is approximately €9m, plus value added tax, and the building is scheduled to be completed in May 2021.

  • Aligned Energy and PacketFabric partners

Data centre provider Aligned Energy has teamed up with Network-as-a-Service platform PacketFabric to expand connectivity options at its Ashburn, Dallas, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City data centres.

“Aligned’s data centre campuses are all strategically located and positioned to provide the robust, high-speed connectivity our customers require,” states Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy.

“With the deployment of PacketFabric’s software-defined networking platform at Aligned’s facilities, our customers can now take advantage of instant, highly scalable and secure connectivity between any two or more points on its expansive global network, and at capacities ranging from one to 100 Gigabits per second.”

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