Application Infrastructure, Data Storage
Business Wire | August 28, 2023
CoreSite, a leading hybrid IT solutions provider and subsidiary of American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) (“American Tower”), today announced Aqua Comms, a leading provider of global subsea connectivity services, has activated its Amitié (AEC-3) transatlantic subsea cable system leveraging native colocation and connectivity services at the CoreSite Boston data center campus (BO1). AEC-3 is the first modern subsea cable system to directly connect Boston to Europe. CoreSite’s BO1 facility, which is strategically located in Boston’s central business district, serves as an integral part of the IT infrastructure that powers AEC-3 to deliver reliable, low-latency, diverse capacity and the latest technology to Aqua Comm customers.
AEC-3 is the third high-capacity system added to Aqua Comms’ transatlantic footprint and offers enhanced diversity in both the United States and Europe. CoreSite’s Boston location is a keycomponent in the trans-Atlantic system with landings in Lynn, Massachusetts and Widemouth Bay, England. The design of the system brings all users additional connectivity options in the United States and the United Kingdom. Built by Alcatel Submarine Network, the 6,783 km (4,215 miles) trans-Atlantic system has 16 fiber pairs and 400 Tbps current design capacity.
As one of the most interconnected buildings in New England, CoreSite’s BO1 data center provides Aqua Comms access to leading network, cloud and IT providers. Aqua Comm’s deployment in BO1 includes a secure colocation environment as well as diverse connectivity options through the robust CoreSite ecosystem. The CoreSite Boston facility offers Aqua Comms 100% SLA uptime, options to grow its data center footprint and the power capabilities needed for the effective operation of the trans-Atlantic system.
“CoreSite values our partnership with Aqua Comms and the critical role our IT infrastructure plays in helping their organization deliver global subsea connectivity services as well as improving transmission capacity in North America and Europe,” said Juan Font, President and CEO of CoreSite and SVP of U.S. Tower. “As demand for reliable, diverse and secure connectivity continues to rise, purpose-built data centers like CoreSite’s Boston facility will serve as the central digital platform where cloud and network providers along with enterprises meet to conduct business and provide optimal customer solutions.”
Now that AEC-3 is live, Boston has a direct connection all the way to London. AEC-3 also enables Aqua Comms to deliver improved reliability in terms of protected capacity on multiple diverse routes.
CoreSite, an American Tower company (NYSE: AMT), provides hybrid IT solutions that empower enterprises, cloud, network, and IT service providers to monetize and future-proof their digital business. Our highly interconnected data center campuses offer a native digital supply chain featuring direct cloud onramps to enable our customers to build customized hybrid IT infrastructure and accelerate digital transformation. For more than 20 years, CoreSite’s team of technical experts has partnered with customers to optimize operations, elevate customer experience, dynamically scale, and leverage data to gain competitive edge.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Application Storage
globenewswire | July 28, 2023
Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO) today announced delivery of the new Broadcom Trident 4-X7 Ethernet switch ASIC— a 4.0 Terabits/second fully programmable switch designed for enterprise data center ToR (Top of Rack) boxes.
The Trident 4-X7 offers native support for 400G connectivity to the next-generation spine/fabric technologies, which are making their way from the cloud into enterprise data centers. This new device offers greater performance and features, while cutting power per 100G port by more than half versus the current generation solution.
The Trident 4-X7 also offers hardware features for analytics, diagnostics and telemetry that cloud customers can use to automate their data center operations. These features will greatly improve reliability, while reducing operational costs. Also, Trident 4-X7 is fully programmable and can be upgraded in the field to support new data center requirements. This is imperative for the longer enterprise life cycles that necessitate the highest level of future-proofing for longer platform lifetime and investment protection.
“Broadcom has made huge investments in addressing the needs of our cloud customers,” said Ram Velaga, senior vice president and general manager, Core Switching Group, Broadcom. “We are also uniquely positioned to bring all of these cloud technologies into enterprise data centers. Enterprise customers can now take advantage of the same capabilities and innovations.”
As the enterprise market enters a new upgrade phase with their spine networks migrating to 400G, the next generation of enterprise data centers will immensely benefit from the Trident 4-X7. The SerDes and port speeds provided by the Trident 4-X7 will support the next generation of servers as AI/ML workloads expand into enterprise data centers. The chip also supports Enterprise SONiC and SAI to promote rapid and seamless integration into data center operations networks.
Trident 4-X7 Key Benefits
Doubles bandwidth, while reducing power by more than half compared to current generation
Forwarding and policy scales greatly increased over the current generation to support ever-expanding network sizes
High-performance enterprise ToR with support for 50G or 100G to the server and 400G connectivity to the spine/fabric
A fully programmable switch, allowing powerful new feature additions without any need for hardware changes
Investment protection with a long time horizon for enterprise data centers that will need to track innovations developed for the cloud segment
Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) is a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies a broad range of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. Broadcom’s category-leading product portfolio serves critical markets including data center, networking, enterprise software, broadband, wireless, storage and industrial. Our solutions include data center networking and storage, enterprise, mainframe and cybersecurity software focused on automation, monitoring and security, smartphone components, telecoms and factory automation.
Application Storage, Windows Server Management
prnewswire | August 21, 2023
DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, announced today the completion of seven data center expansions in Dallas, Las Vegas, San Diego, Irvine, and Kansas City as well as two in Atlanta. Combined, these colocation facilities have added 15+ megawatts of power and 114,000 raised square feet of floor space during the past 12 months to their existing capacities.
"For organizations planning to deploy, or for existing customers already set up in these data centers, these expansions give them more room to grow," said Tony Qorri, the DataBank Vice President of Construction. "They can avoid the hassle of moving to a new data center when it's time to scale their compute resources."
Customers also won't have to worry about the cost of building out their existing facilities or migrating applications to a new data center—which helps avoid risk. With these expansions, the seven data centers now enable customers to consume more power and leverage abundant raised floor space.
Each data center features advanced power designs and cooling systems for redundancy as well as modern dual-factor authentication for client access to the facilities. For onsite security, DataBank provides 7x24x365 staffing and CCTV. The data centers also comply with SSAE18, SOC1, SOC2, HIPAA, GLBA, and PCI-DSS.
The seven data centers are strategically located in top U.S. metros and serve as major interconnect hubs to extend customer network infrastructure to today's edge—where end-users demand low latency. Across the entire country, DataBank has established 74 data centers less than 50 miles from 70% of the U.S. population that offer a combined 2.79 million square feet of raised floor space and 378 megawatts of power for critical IT loads.
DataBank helps the world's largest enterprises, technology, and content providers ensure their data and applications are always on, always secure, always compliant, and ready to scale to meet the needs of the artificial intelligence era. Our edge colocation and infrastructure footprint consists of 65+ "HPC-ready" data centers in 27+ markets, 20 interconnection hubs, and on-ramps to an ecosystem of cloud providers with virtually unlimited reach. We combine these platforms with contract portability, managed security, compliance enablement, hands-on support, and a guarantee of 100% uptime availability, to give our customers absolute confidence in their IT infrastructure and the power to create a boundless digital future for their business.