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USA Fiber takes on Northern Virginia's dark fiber market

USA Fiber, an emerging competitive provider focused on dark fiber, is going to build a dark fiber network serving an array of enterprise and wholesale customers in Northern Virginia.

Verizon serves up Microsoft ExpressRoute, Azure Government Cloud for business customers

Verizon has added Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365, Skype for Business and Microsoft Azure Government Cloud to its Secure Cloud Interconnect service, adding another service choice for business customers considering a cloud migration.

RCN Business extends data center reach into two new Greater Boston area locations

RCN Business is enhancing its data center reach in the Greater Boston area by opening new facilities in Bedford and Waltham, Mass., bringing its total number of area data centers to eight.

Network security firewall sales reach $1B in Q2 2015, says research firm

The ongoing realignment of data center architecture, including the migration to higher speeds, is driving growing demand for providers to upgrade network security throughput and performance, says Dell'Oro Group.

CenturyLink promotes Ring to SVP of global field operations

CenturyLink has promoted Duane Ring to senior vice president of global field operations, overseeing the telco's growing data center and cloud services business lines.

Verizon picks Mesosphere DCOS to enhance data center service scale, automation

Verizon will start using Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System (DCOS), a move that it says will enhance data center operations with improvements in automation and scale when deploying applications, services and big data.

FairPoint says data centers could produce $3-4M in revenues

FairPoint may still be a nascent player in the data center market, but it's one that will help put its existing central office facilities to better use while furthering its bond with its business customers.

Zayo wraps dark fiber route build between NYSE and Equinix NY5 data centers

Zayo has completed the buildout of a dark fiber route between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) data center facility at 1700 MacArthur Blvd in Mahwah, N.J., and Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) data center at 800 Secaucus Road (NY5), enabling it to better respond to financial companies' desire for low-latency network services.

Cisco remains service providers' favorite router/switch vendor, says research firm

Cisco continues to be the service providers' top-choice core/edge router and carrier Ethernet switch vendor, according to a new IHS Infonetics report.

Infinera's Fallon: There's a pent up demand for 100G

Infinera's CEO is seeing continual demand for 100G optical equipment from its mix of traditional telco and emerging data center customers for its Cloud Xpress product line. Speaking to investors during its second-quarter 2015 earnings call, Tom Fallon said customers see 100G as a key requirement.