Thursday, August 18, 2016

Vertical Systems: Shakeup in Mid-2016 U.S. Ethernet LEADERBOARD

There is a shake-up in Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD results for mid-2016, as Charter surges ahead of Verizon into third position due to its acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House.

Here is the new LEADERBOARD (in rank order based on retail port share): AT&T, Level 3, Charter (includes Time Warner Cable and Bright House), Verizon, CenturyLink, Comcast, XO, Cox and Windstream. Port shares were calculated using the mid-year base of enterprise installations of Ethernet services in the U.S. plus input from surveys of Ethernet providers. The LEADERBOARD threshold is four percent (4%) or more of billable port installations.

Charter joins the LEADERBOARD for the first time at third position based on aggregated ports from its May 2016 acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House. At the end of 2015, Time Warner Cable was the top Cable MSO and ranked fifth on the U.S. LEADERBOARD, while Charter and Bright House were in the Challenge Tier. Charter Spectrum is now the largest Cable MSO provider of retail Ethernet services.

As a result of this LEADERBOARD shakeup, Verizon’s mid-2016 rank drops to fourth from third in 2015 and CenturyLink moves from fourth to fifth. Additionally, XO moves into the seventh share position ahead of Cox, which dips to eighth. In the Challenge Tier, Integra is a new entrant rising from the Market Player tier.

“The competitive balance of the Ethernet marketplace is evident, as more than 60 percent of new connections were delivered by CLECs and Cable MSOs during the first half of 2016,” said Rick Malone, Principal of Vertical Systems Group. “Our analysis shows a 17% annualized growth rate for U.S. Carrier Ethernet services for the full year.”

The Challenge Tier includes providers with between 1% and 4% share of the U.S. retail Ethernet market. The following four companies attained a position in the mid-2016 Challenge Tier (in alphabetical order): Cogent, Integra, Lightpath (an Altice USA brand) and Zayo.
 The Market Player tier includes all providers with port share below 1%. Companies in the Market Player tier include the following providers (in alphabetical order): Alpheus Communications, American Telesis, Birch Communications, BT Global Services, Cincinnati Bell, Consolidated Communications, Earthlink Business, Expedient, FairPoint, FiberLight, Frontier, Global Capacity, Global Cloud Xchange, GTT, Hawaiian Telecom, Lightower, LS Networks, Lumos Networks, Masergy, MegaPath, NTT America, Orange Business, RCN Business, Sprint, SuddenLink (an Altice USA brand), Tata, TDS Telecom, TelePacific, Telstra, US Signal, WOW!Business and other companies selling retail Ethernet services in the U.S. market.

Detailed Ethernet share results for the U.S. market plus in-depth share analysis are available now exclusively through Vertical Systems Group’s ENS (Emerging Networks Service) Research Programs.

http://www.verticalsystems.com/

Cisco Confirms EPICBANANAS, EXTRABACON NSA Exploits

Cisco confirmed that its ASA and PIX firewalls were targeted to by exploit code posted online by the "Shadow Brokers" purporting to be stolen infiltration tools of the National Security Agency (NSA).

There were three references to exploits that affect Cisco ASA, Cisco PIX, and Cisco Firewall Services Module: EXTRABACON, EPICBANANA, and JETPLOW.

Specifically, the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has published an event response page (ERP) and the security advisories addressing the vulnerabilities that could be exploited by the code released by the “Shadow Brokers”:

  • Cisco ASA SNMP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • Cisco ASA CLI Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • The Cisco ASA SNMP Remote Code Execution vulnerability is a newly found defect, and TALOS and Cisco IPS have both produced signatures to detect this issue.

http://blogs.cisco.com/security/shadow-brokers

Nokia Lands Major Optical Contract with China Mobile

Nokia has been awarded over 30% of China Mobile's "Broadband China" project to construct a 100G optical network in support of its rollout of mobile broadband services for the world's largest 4G network.

The win, part of Nokia's 2016 frame agreement with China Mobile, will see Nokia deploy a 100G Optical Transport Network (OTN) and DWDM backbone based on the recently announced 1830 PSS-24X packet optical transport system.

The centerpiece of the network architecture is a four port 100G DWDM line card for the Nokia 1830 PSS-24X. This high density line card leverages the recently announced Photonic Service Engine 2 Compact (PSE-2c), Nokia's low-power 100G-optimized digital signal processor. In combination with CFP2 analog coherent pluggable optics, the line card enables China Mobile to simply and quickly add optical capacity as needed. This will be a key requirement as China Mobile rolls out mobile broadband services to satisfy its customers' increasing and rapidly shifting demands.

"This is a crucial win with our longstanding partner. With our innovative 100G OTN solution, we are able to help China Mobile meet the higher requirements for large-scale 4G construction. We are committed to delivering the latest optical transmission innovations to enable China Mobile to optimize their networks and open up new opportunities for their subscribers," stated Mike Wang, head of the joint management team of Nokia Networks China and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell (ASB).

http://www.nokia.com

Nokia Expands 1830 Photonic Service Switch Portfolio


Nokia announced significant enhancements to its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) portfolio, including the introduction of a new Photonic Service Engine version 2 (PSE-2) chip that enables the platform to double wavelength capacities and wavelengths per fiber. The new electro-optic chipset PSE-2 is available in two versions: the PSE-2 Super Coherent (PSE-2s) provides the ultimate in performance and flexibility for applications with very high traffic...


Ericsson to Transfer 2G/3G R&D in Sweden to Combitech

Ericsson will transfer its 2G and 3G development units in Linköping and Gothenburg, Sweden to Combitech, a technology consulting firm. About 300 employees will be transferred. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ericsson said it remains committed to its 2G and 3G portfolio but will consolidate development of these technologies to fewer sites, in line with its R&D strategy.

Hans Torin, President and CEO, Combitech, says: “This agreement will strengthen our long-term strategy within digitalization, Cyber Security and Internet of Things. The new competence we will bring onboard from Ericsson will strengthen our capabilities in communication technologies and bring new market opportunities.”
The agreement is expected to be effective October, 2016, subject to customary regulatory approvals. Approximately 300 employees will transfer from Ericsson to Combitech.

http://www.ericsson.com

OPNFV Announces Advisory Group

The OPNFV Project has formed an End User Advisory Group (EUAG) consisting of end-user organizations from both OPNFV members and nonmembers to provide technical guidance to the OPNFV developer community.

Founding members include:


  • AT&T’s Toby Ford, assistant vice president of Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Architecture and Strategy; Bryan Sullivan, director of Open Source Strategy; and Steven Wright, lead member of Technical Staff
  • British Telecom’s Milind Bhagwat, enterprise architect and technology strategy lead
  • CableLabs’ Don Clarke, principal network architect; Randy Levensalor, lead software architect; and Tetsuya Nakamura, principal systems architect
  • China Mobile’s Lingli Deng, project manager
  • China Unicom’s Chuan Jia and Junjie Tong from the Network Technology Research Institute of China Unicom, Department of Network Technology Research
  • Cox Communications’ Guy Meador, senior strategic architect; and Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of Advanced Access Architecture
  • Deutsche Telekom’s Herbert Damker, senior expert, Group Technology
  • Fidelity Investment’s Carlos Matos, director of global network architecture
  • Liberty Global’s Uzari Firoze, manager, Business-to-Business Network Design
  • KDDI’s Hajime Miyamoto, senior engineer and Kenichi Ogaki, assistant manager
  • KDDI Lab’s Masanori Miyazawa, research manager
  • Orange's Morgan Richomme, NFV architect
  • SK Telecom’s Jong Han Park, head of 5G Tech Lab, Network Technology R&D Center
  • Sprint’s Serge Manning, senior technology strategist, Global Standards
  • Telecom Italia’s Cecilia Corbi, standardization manager
  • Telefonica’s Diego Lopez, senior technology expert  
  • Telia Company’s Johan Gustawsson, network architect, SDN and NFV
  • Vodafone Group’s David Amzallag, group head of Network Virtualization, SDN and NFV; and Kodi Atuchukwu, network virtualisation architect, Vodafone Ocean

“The formation of the OPNFV EUAG will harness the knowledge and expertise of those responsible for actually running real-world networks as they deploy and scale,” said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. “Feedback from the ecosystem using and deploying NFV is crucial to the future direction of OPNFV. Engaging these pioneers will help us address the most pressing pain points for the industry and build a platform with broad applicability.”

http://www.opnfv.org

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cisco Posts Sales of $12.6 Billion, Confirms 5,500 Job Cuts

Cisco reported fourth quarter revenue of $12.6 billion, net income (GAAP) of $2.8 billion or $0.56 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $3.2 billion or $0.63 per share.

"We had another strong quarter, wrapping up a great year. I am particularly pleased with our performance in priority areas including security, data center switching, collaboration, services as well as our overall performance, with revenues up 2% in Q4 excluding the SP Video CPE business," said Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco. "We continue to execute well in a challenging macro environment. Despite slowing in our Service Provider business and Emerging Markets after three consecutive quarters of growth, the balance of the business was healthy with 5% order growth. This growth and balance demonstrates the strength of our diverse portfolio. Our product deferred revenue from software and subscriptions grew 33% showing the continued momentum of our business model transformation."

Cisco also confirmed a corporate restructuring that will eliminate 5,500 jobs, representing approximately 7% of its global workforce. Currently, Cisco has about 73,711 employees, up from 71,833 a year ago. The company said it intends to invest aggressively in growth areas such as security, IoT, next-gen data center and cloud, while lowering its cost base in slower areas of its portfolio.

Some highlights for the quarter:

  • Total Q4 2016 revenue was $12.6 billion, up 2%, with product revenue up 1% and service revenue up 5%. 
  • Revenue by geographic segment was: Americas up 3%, EMEA up 3%, and APJC down 2%. Product revenue growth was led by Security at 16%. 
  • Collaboration, Wireless and Switching product revenue increased by 6%, 5%, and 2%, respectively. 
  • Service Provider Video, NGN Routing and Data Center product revenue decreased by 12%, 6%, and 1%, respectively.
  • Cisco had $65.8 billion in cash and cash equivalents at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, compared with $63.5 billion at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2016, and compared with $60.4 billion at the end of fiscal 2015. The company said total cash and cash equivalents and investments available in the United States at the end of Q4 was $5.9 billion.


http://www.cisco.com

Intel Releases 100G Silicon Photonic Transceiver

After 16 years of investing in R&D, Intel announced the commercial release of its first silicon photonics product -- a 100G CWDM4 QSFP28 optical transceiver supporting in data center distances of up 2km over duplex single-mode fiber, with high speed and low-power consumption. The new product is designed to be compliant with 100G CWDM4 and CLR4 MSA, QSFP28, and CAUI-4 specifications.

The compact QSFP28 form factor enables high faceplate density in networking equipment. It supports the CWDM wavelength grid (1271, 1291, 1311, and 1331 nm) for uncooled operation, and the electrical interface is  compliant with IEEE 802.3bm CAUI-4 standard.

In a keynote address, Intel's Diane Bryant said silicon photonics would play an increasing role in the company's vision for future data center architecture.

http://itpeernetwork.intel.com/bringing-light-intels-silicon/







Infinera Validates Optical Line Systems with Lumentum's White Box

Infinera and Lumentum have validated Infinera’s portfolio of DWDM platforms over Lumentum’s white box optical line system.

The interoperability testing included Infinera’s XTM Series, Cloud Xpress Family and DTN-X Family (including XTC and XT Series) platforms. In addition, the companies successfully conducted interoperability testing of Infinera’s next generation Infinite Capacity Engine pilot hardware.

Specifically, the Infinera platforms interoperated with the Lumentum white box open line system including the 20 port Transport ROADM. The test cases covered point-to-point metro fiber links carrying multiple modulations including QPSK (quadrature phase shift keying), 8QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) and 16QAM with PIC based super-channels over the Lumentum open line system. The test was able to fill the fiber to full capacity at QPSK, 8QAM and 16QAM data rates via 19 super-channels injected into a single rack unit 20 port ROADM. A fully loaded solution achieves up to 24 terabits of fiber capacity using the Infinite Capacity Engine at 16QAM. The testing successfully validated standard optical parameters including optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR) for seamless performance over metro distances.

The companies described the interoperability testing as the first multi-vendor driven demonstration of, and commitment to supporting, an open, interoperable and agile approach to the construction of transport networks, including for data center interconnect (DCI) and metro/edge WDM transport.

Infinera and Lumentum also noted that they are collaborating on open packet optical transport in the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), an industry initiative co-founded by Facebook.

“By validating the industry’s first white box open line system interoperability with Lumentum, Infinera has demonstrated our commitment to delivering the innovative and open optical solutions that our customers need,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “Infinera’s leadership in technology innovation with large-scale photonic integration is changing telecom networks. This announcement is yet another step in the path to delivering on our vision of enabling an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth that the next communications infrastructure is built upon.”

“Lumentum’s award-winning optical white boxes are designed for simplicity and scalability, with open interfaces to enable Software Defined Networking (SDN),” said Alan Lowe, Lumentum CEO. “The demonstration of successful interoperability with Infinera validates the open system approach that should deliver the simplicity and service innovation many network operators desire.”

https://www.infinera.com/infinera-validates-intelligent-transport-network-portfolio-over-lumentum-white-box-optical-line-system/
https://www.lumentum.com


Centurylink Expands Data Center Interconnection Options

CenturyLink has significantly increased the number of network carriers available for interconnections across its fleet of global data centers.

CenturyLink now provides customers with access to 99 different carriers and network providers across the company's 58 data centers throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. CenturyLink offers an average of seven network carrier connections at each data center, and some facilities offer more than 20 unique providers.

"In today's increasingly digital world, businesses, government agencies and consumers alike face drastically increased needs for connectivity," said David Meredith, senior vice president, global data centers, CenturyLink. "In order to meet this steep demand, organizations must take a hybrid IT approach and maximize the value of their IT assets. By accessing several different data center carriers, CenturyLink customers are better positioned to deliver reliable and secure connections for their clients."  

http://www.centurylink.com/business/enterprise/colocation/interconnection.html

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Intel Offers Custom 10nm Foundry for ARM

Intel will open its 10 nm FinFET Custom Foundry service to include ARM Artisan physical IP, including POP IP, based on the most advanced ARM cores and Cortex series processors.

LG Electronics will be the first customer for this 10 nm design platform.

Intel Custom Foundry already offered 22 nm and 14 nm foundry services.

Intel also noted that its EDA and IP ecosystem has also been growing over the past few years, as evidenced by the EDA enablement and certification announcements with partners such as ANSYS, Cadence, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys. Some customer highlights:

  • Achronix Semiconductor is in production on its Intel 22 nm Speedster 22i HD1000 networking silicon.
  • Netronome is in production on its Intel 22 nm networking silicon – NFP-6480.
  • Altera is using Intel's foundry platform to build the first true 14 nm FPGA, which offers unprecedented advances in PPA.

https://newsroom.intel.com/editorials/accelerating-foundry-innovation-smart-connected-world/

Rubik Launches Cloud Data Management Platform v3.0, Raises $61 Million

Rubrik, a start-up based in Palo Alto, California, closed $61 million in new venture funding and launched version 3.0 of its Cloud Data Management platform, which delivers data protection, search and analytics, archiving and compliance, and copy data management capabilities for hybrid cloud enterprises.

Rubrik's value proposition is to deliver data management functions in a single software fabric spanning with

  • Instant Access – Rubrik delivers instant application recovery and predictive global search by unifying data locked within disparate application silos into one globally indexed namespace while leveraging zero-data cloning technology to enable on-demand copy data workflows.      
  • Automated Orchestration – Rubrik nearly eliminates daily operational management by enabling a single policy engine to orchestrate service level agreements across the entire data lifecycle. The Rubrik programmatic interface automates how data services are created, consumed, and retired across clouds.
  • Security and Compliance – Rubrik secures data whether in-flight or at-rest throughout its lifecycle, regardless of location. The Rubrik platform delivers granular user provisioning and data permissions across all cloud data management workflows while providing automated compliance reporting to successfully complete various industry and internal audits.

The $61 million Series C funding round was led by Khosla Ventures with heavy participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock Partners and angel investors. The company has raised $112 million to date.

“As data centers are re-imagined for cloud, there’s a universal need for a data management platform that can orchestrate data anywhere – across private and public clouds. Just as Sun Microsystems ushered an era of client-server computing, Rubrik pioneers a cloud data management architecture that will fundamentally transform how enterprises manage and access their application data,” explains Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures. “Rubrik’s swift rise and unparalleled momentum demonstrate a massive market opportunity for such a cloud-enabled transformation.”

http://www.rubrik.com/



  • Rubrik is headed by Bipul Sinha, who previously was a partner at Lightspeed, where he invested in Nutanix (founding investor and board member), PernixData, and Numerify.) Its founders also include Arvind Jain, previously a Distinguished Engineer at Google where he started/managed the Google Fiber, MapMaker and YouTube and Search infrastructure teams; Soham Mazumdar, who was the co-founder and CTO at Tagtile, a mobile loyalty company (acquired by Facebook) and who co-founded Teragoogle, a complete re-architecture of Google's Search Infrastructure, for which he was awarded the Google Founder's Award; and Arvind Nithrakashyap, who led the real-time ad infrastructure team at Rocketfuel and previously co-founded the Exadata storage platform at Oracle.

MENA Submarine Cable Deploys Infinera DTN-X XTC

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Submarine Cable System, which is owned by Orascom Telecom, has deployed the Infinera DTN-X XTC Series platform across its subsea network. Specifically, the Infinera DTN-X XTC Series integrates the subsea network connecting the Mediterranean and Middle East regions with MENA’s existing Infinera terrestrial network.

The Infinera DTN-X XTC-10, featuring FlexCoherent technology and Instant Bandwidth, enables MENA to rapidly deploy bandwidth in increments of 100 Gbps.

MENA’s infrastructure provides wholesale capacity to global networks via Asia and the Middle East.

“This subsea network upgrade integrated with MENA’s existing terrestrial network enables MENA to deliver bandwidth quickly and efficiently on a critical route between Europe, Middle East and Arabian Gulf countries,” said Kamran Malik, CEO at MENA. “The Infinera DTN-X XTC Series provides robust reliability, flexibility and scalability, meeting the high standards that MENA seeks in a vendor. This helps MENA offer wholesale customers bandwidth as needed in 100G increments.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with MENA on its subsea network upgrade, integrating with the existing terrestrial network,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, EMEA at Infinera. “This network upgrade enables MENA to provide differentiated wholesale international capacity in its markets and supports the growth of the Mediterranean and Middle East economy with on-demand scale and efficiency.”

https://www.infinera.com/mena-upgrades-subsea-network-connects-mediterranean-middle-east/

AT&T Enhances Interoperability for Public Sector and Public Safety Networks

AT&T announced Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI), an IP-based, open-standard connection – APCO Project 25 (P25) for connectivity among public sector and public safety networks.
AT&T already supports CSSI lets customers connect dispatch console systems.

AT&T said public safety customers can connect their LMR networks to AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk to extend coverage and communications nationwide. AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk also meets the requirements of the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2. FIPS is a U.S. government computer security standard used to test and validate product security.

The end-to-end solution also integrates AT&T Dynamic Traffic Management to provide priority call treatment and network access based on Quality of Service network technology.

“With ISSI, the geographic and technological restrictions of LMR are a thing of the past,” said Walt Rivenbark, associate vice president of Advanced Mobile Solutions, AT&T. “We’re the first major U.S. wireless carrier to offer ISSI and CSSI connectivity to more than 2,500 public safety networks.”

http://www.att.com/eptt

Viasat Announces 100 Gbps Ethernet Encryptor

ViaSat introduced a 100 Gbps Type 1 Ethernet encryptor for its satellite service.

The solution is targeted at government users for cloud computing and real-time data transport across the battlespace.

"When it comes to secure networking, ViaSat has a clear competitive advantage in providing innovative and network-efficient 'edge to cloud' encryption solutions to the U.S. government," said Jerry Goodwin, chief operating officer, Government Systems Division, ViaSat. "We are committed to lead the market with our Type 1 network encryptors, enabling warfighters to securely access classified communications across the entire battlespace. From the KG-142 to the KG-250XS to our Type 1 embeddable security modules, we are providing best-in-class solutions that meet the evolving communications needs of our forces."

ViaSat said its 100 Gbps encryptor broadens its 'edge to cloud' network encryption portfolio, coming on the heels of the recently announced NSA-certified KG-250XS, which is the lowest size, weight, and power (SWaP), rugged HAIPE IS v4.1 network encryptor, and is compatible with ViaSat's family of field-proven Type 1 HAIPE devices.

http://www.viasat.com

Ciena Expands SDN/NFV Ecosystem

Ciena added 30 new members to its Blue Orbit Ecosystem, which is focused on delivering applications and infrastructure platforms for real-world, multi-vendor software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) deployments.

Some notable additions to Blue Orbit include: Akamai Technologies, Ammeon, Check Point Software Technologies, EMC, Netrounds, Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab), and Sytel Reply, a leading consulting, systems integration and digital services company.

Blue Orbit now includes a total of 64 members, who are committed to supporting network operators’ ongoing transformation to open, programmable and virtualized networks.

http://www.blueplanet.com/ecosystem

Monday, August 15, 2016

Verizon's Brendan Gunn on Network Transformation

SDN and NFV are now transforming service delivery in a material way, says Brendan Gunn, Director, Global Ethernet and IP for Verizon Wholesale.

As before, the core challenge remains to deliver connectivity to people, places and things while doing so securely, reliably and simply.

To do so, Verizon Wholesale focuses on (1) expanding the physical layer (2) building Layer 2 and 3 functionality on top of that infrastructure, including SD-WAN, NFV-as-a-service, ultra high-speed ports, etc.

See video:  https://youtu.be/Ol-YmAPSA2k


AWS Adds Transit Virtual Private Cloud Service

Amazon Web Services announced a new service that connects multiple Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), which might be geographically disparate and/or running in separate AWS accounts, to a common VPC that serves as a global network transit center.

AWS said this network topology simplifies network management and minimizes the number of connections needed. The service is implemented virtually and does not require any physical network gear or a physical presence in a colocation transit hub.

AWS said the new transit VPC supports several important use cases:

  • Private Networking – a private network that spans two or more AWS Regions.
  • Shared Connectivity – Multiple VPCs can share connections to data centers, partner networks, and other clouds.
  • Cross-Account AWS Usage – The VPCs and the AWS resources within them can reside in multiple AWS accounts.

https://aws.amazon.com/answers/transit-vpc/

CoreSite Eyes Major Data Center Expansion in No Virginia

CoreSite Realty plans to acquire the Sunrise Technology Park (STP) in Reston, Virginia, a 21.75-acre light-industrial / flex office park 0.3 miles from its existing VA1 and VA2 buildings. CoreSite expects pay $60 million plus transaction costs, followed by an additional $90 million to complete Phase 1 of the master-planned development.

CoreSite said it estimates that it could build over 660,000 square feet of new data center capacity across multiple phases on the new parcel, which currently hosts four buildings totaling 315,000 square feet.

Currently, CoreSite's Reston campus includes two facilities totaling over 390,000 square feet of turn-key data center capacity.

"CoreSite's expansion in the Reston market is an important step in the execution of our strategy to scale our business supporting performance-sensitive customer requirements across our network-dense, cloud-enabled data center platform," said Tom Ray, President and Chief Executive Officer, CoreSite. "This planned expansion to our Reston campus is designed to meaningfully scale our colocation offering in the important Northern Virginia market, leveraging off of the installed network-and-cloud capabilities already deployed at the campus. We believe that our Reston campus presents a nexus of robust, protected, low-latency network rings serving the market, while providing diversity from Ashburn. Additionally, we believe that the planned acquisition of the STP site will provide opportunities for CoreSite to continue its successful history of providing build-to-suit and wholesale data center solutions for customers with larger requirements. With the planned acquisition, we believe that CoreSite will be well-positioned for sustained growth in the important Northern Virginia market."

http://www.coresite.com/about/news-events/press-releases/coresite-to-expand-northern-virginia-campus

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