BlueFibre to build national peering network

 

Pipe alternative on the cards.

BlueFibre has revealed plans to create a national peering network from next month.

Although still in "planning", BlueFibre managing director Matthew Byrne said the project was due to start "mid to late" April and be ready within a year.

"The benefits of doing it are that everyone likes an alternative," Byrne said.

"The ultimate goal is to get Optus and Telstra to peer in. Getting those people... would be a great advantage."

The "alternative" appeared to be in reference to the recent acquisition of one of Australia's primary existing peering networks, Pipe, which was bought by ISP TPG.

The news came after BlueFibre inked a deal with Sanity Technology to market the latter's colocation, rack services and managed services to small-to-medium enterprises.

Sanity targets the services mainly at larger-sized enterprises and Government customers.

Sanity has a tier 2/tier 3 data centre located in Fortitude Valley near Brisbane. It has a 60-rack capacity, of which a third had been fitted out and the remaining 40 racks had now been ordered.

There are plans to add another APC uninterruptible power supply unit either for the floor or in a modular configuration within the racks, which were rated to loads up to 15 kW in density.

There was also potential to expand the data centre footprint to fill the upstairs area of the building, Byrne said.


BlueFibre to build national peering network
 
 
 
Top Stories
How hard do you hack back?
[Blog post] Taking the offensive could have unintended consequences.
 
Five zero-cost ways to improve MySQL performance
How to easily boost MySQL throughput by up to 5x.
 
The big winners from Defence’s back-office IT refresh
Updated: The full list of subcontractors.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Which is the most prevalent cyber attack method your organisation faces?




   |   View results
Phishing and social engineering
  68%
 
Advanced persistent threats
  3%
 
Unpatched or unsupported software vulnerabilities
  11%
 
Denial of service attacks
  6%
 
Insider threats
  12%
TOTAL VOTES: 1022

Vote