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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Telarix, Fiber Mountain and Global Capacity

January 30, 2016

It would have been a pretty busy week for the network infrastructure space this week even without the added influx of noteworthy headlines coming out of ITEXPO. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.

First up, Docker, the original company and primary sponsor of the Docker open source project, announced the acquisition of Unikernel Systems, a UK-based startup that aims to make unikernels more popular. Put simply, unikernels strip down operating systems to the bare minimum so it can run one specific application only, reducing security issues and boosting speed. As part of the acquisition, Docker will integrate support for unikernels into its own selection of tools and services. The goal is to help developers build more efficient microservices architectures which unikernels are ideal for.

Next, international telecom carrier UNIFI Communications selected the Telarix iXLink and iXTools SaaS platform to automate its global network operations and implement unified call routing. The Telarix SaaS platform seamlessly integrates into an enterprise’s systems to simplify the process of exchanging business document. It accomplishes this by governing how traffic routing, billing, swapping and settlement choices are made, making it possible for automated decisions to be applied.

Coming out of ITEXPO this week, Fiber Mountain announced its latest release, CrossCage Plus. The first automated Meet-Me-Room solution for multi-tenant colocation data centers, CrossCage Plus provides never-before-possible features like provisioning agility and “Connection-On-Demand” services.

“The beauty of CrossCage Plus is instead of a customer requesting it and all the time involved in manually provisioning, the customer goes to a Web portal, makes selection of carrier via dropdown, the system checks itself and responds,” said founder and CEO at Fiber Mountain, H.M. Raza.

Finally, connectivity as a service company Global Capacity expanded its nationwide Ethernet services this week. This expansion strengthens the company’s standing as a provider of Ethernet over Copper (EoC) solutions in the U.S. In addition, this investment in Central Office facility equipment enables Global Capacity to leverage qualifying existing copper infrastructure to deliver up to 100 Mbps access directly to customers.

That about wraps up this week for the network infrastructure space, but be sure to check out Transforming Network Infrastructure next week for more of the latest news.

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