BSO & Gemini  join forces to deliver direct crypto exchange connectivity worldwide

BSO has announced its partnership with Gemini, a leading cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, to offer a new Crypto Connect solution that enables public cloud & private infrastructures inter-connectivity over 240 PoPs via BSO’s private, internet avoiding, dedicated & guaranteed latency backbone worldwide.

BSO’s global Crypto Connect network provides specialist state of the art solutions for both institutional clients, who require the same high-quality access to Gemini as they do for other traditional asset class exchanges, as well as the demanding crypto community, who equally require nimbleness, high availability and a high-performance hybrid network.

Telxius & EllaLink collaborate to bring next-generation connectivity to LATAM and Europe

Telxius, the telecommunication infrastructure company of the Telefónica Group, announced today that they have signed a collaboration agreement with EllaLink, an open state-of-the-art 4 fiber pair submarine cable system, for international subsea capacity and terrestrial connectivity in Latin America – including cable landing facilities in Fortaleza, Brazil. The complementary infrastructure owned by EllaLink and Telxius will enable European traffic to reach Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and other key cities in Brazil and across Latin America.

“We are proud to closely work with EllaLink on this project, which will further advance communications between Europe and Latin America. This collaboration will leverage the extensive Telxius’ subsea cable network and its terrestrial extensions across Latin America.” – Rafael Arranz, Chief Operating Officer of Telxius

Cloudflare launches DDoS attack in Austin, TX

Cloudflare “dogfed” its newest cloud service, Magic Transit, which both protects and accelerates its customers’ entire network infrastructure—not just their web properties or TCP/UDP applications

With Magic Transit, Cloudflare announces its customer’s IP prefixes via BGP, attracts (routes) their traffic to Cloudflare’s global network edge, blocks bad packets, and delivers good packets to its customer’s data centers via Anycast GRE.

By doing so, Cloudflare reduced the onboarding duration to hours instead of days in order to assure a quick and smooth onboarding experience for our customers. Dogfooding Magic Transit served as a valuable experiment for Cloudflare with lots of lessons learned both from the engineering and procedural aspects.

CenturyLink Expands On-Demand Network Connectivity to Google Cloud Platform

CenturyLink, Inc. will now provide a new option for connecting business premises and public data centers to cloud environments with the expansion of its Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections service to Google Cloud Platform. 

This expansion enables self-serve, real-time, dedicated network connectivity across thousands of endpoints in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe through CenturyLink’s secure, global fiber network.

“With CenturyLink Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections, enterprises will be able to connect their locations and scale their network up and down as quickly and easily as they do with their Google Cloud workloads,” said Kerry Takenaka, product manager, Google Cloud. “Having your network behave in a cloud-like elastic way will be a key enabler to enterprises’ hybrid cloud strategies and digital transformation.”

Akamai sets a new CDN traffic record – passing the 100 Tbps mark for the first time

The Fortnite Chapter 2 update that rolled out to gamers worldwide last week has shattered traffic records at Akamai, one of the multiple content delivery networks (CDNs) Epic Games was using to get the game update to its players. 

Traffic numbers during the update’s rollout peaked at 106 Tbps on Akamai’s network, surpassing the 100 Tbps threshold for the first time in the company’s history.

“It was just 2008 when we marveled that peak traffic on Akamai crossed the 1 Tbps mark. Now, hardly a decade later, we’re talking about a peak two orders of magnitude greater,” said Adam Karon, Executive Vice President, and GM, Media and Carrier, at Akamai.