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July 14, 2012

TMCnet's Dark Fiber Week in Review



By Michelle Amodio
TMCnet Contributor



It’s time to recap the headlines in this week’s dark fiber news space.

This week, TMCnet reported that Euronext has deployed Adva Optical Networking’s FSP 3000, an optical transport solution created to cater to today’s exploding bandwidth demands.

According to the report, Euronext installed the ADVA (News - Alert) FSP 3000 in its new Secure Financial Trading Infrastructure (SFTI) access center.

“The financial industry has some of the most demanding requirements of any in the network," commented Christoph Glingener, CTO at ADVA Optical Networking (News - Alert). "In this environment, customers need to know their mission-critical data is always safe, always accessible. There's no room for error. But success here isn't just about leading-edge technology, it's about collaboration, it's about developing a strong working relationship. This is something we've developed with NYSE Euronext and we're looking forward to seeing the relationship grow.”

In other news, Data Dimensions recently acquired Data Exchange Center, Inc., an effort that will help Data Dimensions retain its top position in the BPA industry.

"We are very pleased to join Data Dimensions and are excited about the future being part of a company with strong core values such as our own,” said Mary Poulakos, president of Data Exchange Center. “The extensive business process automation solutions in Data Dimensions' suite of services will be an immediate benefit to our current clients, while continuing the Data Exchange Center tradition of quality and timely service they have come to know."

A report this week reported that the Zayo Group (News - Alert) has expanded its high-bandwidth network out to Albuquerque, NM, allowing Zayo to extend its 4G network with this fiber build, covering 158 route miles of the latest network. There are several on-net and near-net buildings throughout the Albuquerque metro.

"We believe Zayo's fiber expansion into Albuquerque will create significant opportunities for Zayo and improve access to high bandwidth solutions in this brand new Zayo Market," said Matt Erickson, president of Fiber and Transport Infrastructure at Zayo Group.

Last but not least, a recent survey from Uptime Institute said there is an increase in data center budgets while many budgets in the IT sector are on the decline.

According to the survey, 55 percent of organizations reported a data center budget increase over 2011, while close to 50 percent of organizations have deployed a private cloud and 25 percent have deployed a public cloud.

"Our survey, which has already piqued industry recognition in its early stages, is a true picture of where the industry is headed as our sample base represents many of the top data center owners and operators across the globe."

That’s it for this week’s news covering the dark fiber space. Check into TMCnet’s dark fiber community for the latest in headlines in this trending area.

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