Cogent Adds Sites at Switch and Data

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Cogent Communications (CCOI) has deployed additional points of presence (POPs) in Switch and Data (SDXC) data centers in Cleveland, Phoenix and Sunnyvale, Calif. Cogent already leased space in 29 of Switch and Data’s 33 centers, meaning the company now has a presence in virtually every SDXC facility.

Cogent deploys its network in Switch and Data’s sites to market its Ethernet Internet transit services. The company operates a 30,000+ mile network in North America and Europe and also provides over 255 metro networks, totaling 11,000 miles in more than 110 global markets.

Cogent also peers with more than 2,300 other networks. Cogent recently established a direct connection to the America Online Transit Data Network (ATDN). According to Renesys, the connection between the two networks – which once faced off in a high-profile peering dispute – completes Cogent’s effort to become a “transit-free” network. Todd Underwood of Renesys has an analysis of this development and what it means for Cogent.


In addition to private interconnectivity, Cogent publicly peers its traffic on Switch and Data’s PAIX Internet exchanges in all six available markets, Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Northern Virginia, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle.

“The ability to land in a Switch and Data site once and then provision multiple low-cost cross connects to customers, compliments our bandwidth price leadership to provide a compelling value proposition,” said Jeff Karnes, Chief Revenue Officer, Cogent Communications. “Switch and Data’s broad footprint of densely interconnected sites across North America makes them a natural partner as we expand our network to meet new customers and peer our traffic to enhance performance.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.