CyrusOne | January 24, 2023
CyrusOne, a global leader in constructing and operating data centers, recently announced that it has bought a 57.6-acre extended piece of land in Loudoun County, Virginia. The intersection of the Dulles Greenway toll road and Belmont Ridge Road stands a future home to a cutting-edge data center complex catering to large companies and hyperscale cloud providers.
In the data center industry, CyrusOne is known for coming up with new ideas and promoting sustainability. Global Infrastructure Partners acquired it (GIP), an infrastructure investment firm and KKR, an investment firm, last year. Recently, the Company moved up its goal to become carbon neutral by 2030. Its annual Sustainability Report describes the Company's well-known efforts to be more sustainable. These efforts focus on energy efficiency, water conservation, biodiversity, and circular economy.
CyrusOne has been expanding globally under CEO Eric Schwartz since October 2022.
Eric Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer at CyrusOne, said, "CyrusOne is excited to expand its investment in Loudoun County where we successfully operate 10 data centers at five campus locations in one of the most important digital gateway markets in the United States." He added, "With strong demand in the Northern Virginia market, we are positioned to initiate development consistent with the existing zoning on this new site and deliver world-class digital infrastructure that meet the growing needs of our customers."
(Source- Business Wire)
CyrusOne is a prominent worldwide data center developer and operator that provides cutting-edge digital infrastructure solutions. The Company maintains digital infrastructure for roughly 800 customers, including 200 Fortune 1000 organizations, in over 50 high-performance mission-critical locations worldwide.
CyrusOne's leading worldwide platform of hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud deployments gives customers colocation, hyperscale, and build-to-suit environments to improve strategic data infrastructure linkages and meet sustainability goals. Clients can upgrade, simplify, and quickly adapt to the Company's data centers' world-class flexibility. The Company gives the world's leading organizations long-term stability and strategic advantage at scale by investing in major digital gateway markets, having a worldwide footprint, and having strong financials.
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.
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Ayar Labs | March 03, 2023
Ayar Labs, a pioneer in the use of silicon photonics for chip-to-chip optical connectivity, recently announced that it would demonstrate the industry's first four terabit-per-second (Tbps) bi-directional Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) solution at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) taking place in San Diego from March 5-9, 2023.
In collaboration with GlobalFoundries, Lumentum, Macom, Sivers Photonics, and other leading high-volume manufacturing and supply partners, the company has reached this latest milestone in delivering the optical interconnects required for data-intensive applications. Separately, the company and its partner Quantifi Photonics made an announcement at OFC regarding a CW-WDM-compliant testing platform for its SuperNovaTM light source.
In-package optical I/O uniquely modifies the system design's power and performance trajectories by allowing compute, memory, and network silicon to connect with a fraction of the power and significantly improved performance, latency, and reach compared to existing electrical I/O solutions. Presented in a compact, co-packaged CMOS chiplet, optical I/O becomes the foundation of next-generation artificial intelligence, dense 6G telecommunications systems, disaggregated data centers, phased array sensory systems, and more.
At OFC, Ayar Labs will present the first public demonstration of its optical I/O solution, moving data at 2.048 TBPS in each direction from one TeraPHYTM optical I/O chiplet to another, fueled by their SuperNovaTM light source. SuperNovaTM enables eight fiber optic links (employing 64 highly accurate wavelengths running at 32 GBPS, with 256 GBPS per individual fiber for eight wavelengths) to operate error-free with a latency of less than 10ns and without the need for Forward Error Correction (FEC).
This permits a total bandwidth of 2.048 TBPS in each direction or 4.096 TBPS in both directions. Notably, the data transfer consumes less than five pJ/bit (10W) of energy, an incredible degree of energy efficiency, offering the power density and performance per watt required for AI models with trillions of variables, advanced HPC designs, and other applications.
About Ayar Labs
Ayar Labs is a tech company disrupting traditional computing power and performance curves with light-based technology. The company was established in 2015 and is based in Santa Clara, California. Using their patented silicon photonics approach, the company replaces electrical-based I/O with high-speed, efficient optical interconnects and multi-wavelength lasers. The company's disruptive technology enables groundbreaking design breakthroughs for trillions of AI connections, 6G, disaggregated data centers, phased array sensory systems, and more. It is backed by leading venture capital and strategic investors such as GlobalFoundries, Intel Capital, and NVIDIA.