* Optimum Lightpath scores Cervalis deal
Optimum Lightpath, the business services arm of Cablevision Systems Corp., has sealed a deal to provide point-to-point Metro Ethernet connectivity to Cervalis LLC, an IT infrastructure services firm based in Stamford, Conn.
Under the deal, Cervalis is using the Lightpath network to provide connectivity from its 70,000 square-foot data center in Dutchess County, N.Y. to customer offices and data centers throughout the New York metro area.
Cervalis will use the system to supply its data center services, which include disaster recovery, to more than 5,000 businesses in north of 1,700 commercial buildings already connected to the Optimum Lightpath network.
* S-A shareholders okay Cisco deal
Scientific-Atlanta shareholders approved the company’s previously announced $6.9 billion acquisition by Cisco Systems following a special meeting held Thursday morning.
S-A shareholders are set to receive $43 in cash for each S-A share they own once the deal is closed sometime in the first quarter of the year.
* ATX beefs up sales at home and abroad
ATX Networks has hired Dave Whiting to regional sales director, and David Tod as international sales manager.
Whiting will handle the northeastern U.S. Tod, who speaks both German and French, will work closely with ATX’s existing international sales manager, Vince Soleto.
ATX is the sales and marketing arm for four engineering/manufacturing and service/installation companies: Quality RF Services Inc. (QRF), PCI Technologies, PROTEX Weatherproofing, ATX Services, and B&L Coaxial Connections Ltd.