Zayo Group | January 17, 2023
Zayo Group Holdings, a global communications infrastructure platform, announced the deployment of a new 400G-enabled route between Paris and Marseille. This new route includes the first-in-market network hardening of this critical route using next-generation fiber technologies. This will make it easier and safer for businesses to move high-bandwidth traffic from these top ten global internet hubs, where traffic is growing quickly.
In the next three years, Marseille is expected to go from being the seventh largest internet hub in the world to the fifth largest. With the completion of six new undersea cables, including key gateways to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, capacity needs in Marseille are expected to quadruple by 2026.
Zayo Group Holdings’ new 400G-enabled route, connecting Paris and Marseille, is designed to help meet this increasing capacity demand and provide more secure ways for enterprises to transport high-bandwidth traffic from these global internet hubs.
The new route is expected to have a total capacity of 24 terabytes per fiber pair and important tri-location options for businesses to make sure they can connect securely and reliably to the rest of Europe and the US. With the new route in place, Zayo Group Holdings will be well-positioned to meet the capacity demands of the increasing high-bandwidth traffic between Paris and Marseille.
About Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. is a global communications infrastructure platform, offering fiber and transport, packet, and managed edge services. Zayo owns and operates a 137,000-mile-long Tier 1 IP backbone across North America and Europe. By giving this mission-critical bandwidth to its top customers in the wireless, hyperscale, media, tech, and finance industries, Zayo is helping to fuel the innovations that are changing society.
euNetworks | March 14, 2023
euNetworks Group Limited, a company that provides bandwidth infrastructure in Western Europe, recently announced its acquisition of the dark fiber business branch of a utility company called ‘the Business Branch’ in Belgium.The Business Branch, constructed in the late 1990s, is a duct-based network with 1,660 km of fiber dispersed throughout unique Brussels routes and long haul routes across Belgium. It has access to additional high-bandwidth sites and is close to 13 data centers.
Customers from national and regional ISPs to content, cloud providers, mobile network operators, and hyperscalers will receive dark fiber and lit services through euNetworks' long-haul infrastructure. The recent upgrade underwent increased expansion capacity and ability to pull the new, higher-count cable, satisfying euNetworks' client bandwidth growth needs.
Paula Cogan, Chief Executive Officer of euNetworks remarked, “euNetworks continues to distinguish itself in the digital infrastructure ecosystem, delivering critical internet infrastructure to customers through an asset-rich business focused on developing and deepening its fibre networks in Europe.” She added, “This acquisition will strengthen euNetworks’ leadership in European infrastructure by enabling us to expand across Belgium while maintaining our focus on delivering unique and scalable network routes to our customers between key data centres. It also presents compelling investment opportunities as we look into adjacent geographies with our customers to give them an end-to-end experience and as we focus on the ongoing densification of the high-demand bandwidth region of FLAP (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris).”
(Source – Business Wire)
The inclusion of the Business Branch complements euNetworks' current approach. euNetworks is committed to providing high-bandwidth fiber connectivity within and between European cities, constantly improving its infrastructure. These improvements include creating new routes, adding new paths, and expanding into key hyperscale data center sites, network aggregation points and data center clusters. These investments drive the capacity needs of euNetworks' customers and fuel the company's expansion.
euNetworks was started in 2002 and has been serving wholesale, finance, content, media, mobile, data centers, and enterprise customers with critical bandwidth infrastructure services. The company owns and runs 17 fiber-based metropolitan networks and a high-capacity intercity backbone that connect 53 cities in 17 European countries. euNetworks offers a range of metropolitan and long-haul services, including Dark Fiber, Ethernet and Wavelengths and is a leading cloud connectivity provider.
Keepit | March 17, 2023
Keepit, the market leader in cloud data protection and management, announced today that all of its data centers located in the Americas and EMEA are now powered by 100% renewable energy. Keepit operates 10 data centers across the U.S., Canada, Germany, the UK, and Denmark. The data centers are powered by energy sources that fall under local renewable energy guarantee schemes: GoOs (Guarantees of Origins) in the EU, REGOs (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) in the UK, and RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates) in the U.S. and Canada.
Keepit’s move to power its data centers with 100% renewable energy is part of a growing trend among tech’s biggest players to use clean energy wherever possible. Keepit reached this important green energy milestone ahead of other cloud-based backup vendors who store customer backups with Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. The three tech giants aim to become 100% emission-free between 2025 and 2030.
“Powering our data centers with clean energy has always been a priority for Keepit, so we’re proud to have reached this important goal of executing on our mission to be an ecologically responsible company,” said Jakob Østergaard, Keepit's CTO. “Providing our customers with cost-effective and reliable cloud-based backup and recovery solutions is made even more appealing to customers by knowing we’re delivering on our commitment to operate carbon-free.”
Keepit recognizes the importance of limiting the environmental impact of cloud service operations and that reducing the carbon footprint is an important step in addressing the issue. “In addition to providing the best cloud backup solution out there, Keepit wants to set an example for the industry to show that it is indeed not just possible, but feasible in every way — including financially — to move to fully renewable energy for powering our data centers,” Jakob Østergaard said.
Keepit is a Software-as-a-Service company that protects cloud data for organizations, ensuring business continuity and access to information. Keepit is the world’s only independent backup and recovery solution and keeps data tamper-proof and resilient to cyberattacks and human error. Headquartered in Copenhagen with offices and data centers globally, Keepit is trusted by companies worldwide and across all industries to protect and manage their SaaS data.