Interconnection and colocation specialist Telx said this week that has completed its 25,000th cross-connection within its facilities, making it one of the largest interconnection marketplaces. That figure gives Telx the most cross-connects in the U.S. among providers that report their data, slightly ahead of Equinix (23,882) and Switch & Data (21,705). Equinix (EQIX) has the most cross connects globally, with 42,275 between its U.S., European and Asia-Pacific operations.
The three companies serve slightly different geographies and user bases. Telx has a strong historic position providing cross-connects for telecom providers in carrier hotels in major cities, while Equinix focuses on peering and interconnections in major Internet and financial markets, and Switch and Data is the leading provider in second-tier markets.
“This milestone is proof that Telx is a strong leader in the colocation and interconnection services industry and is providing a valuable, cost-effective solution for businesses needing to connect to multiple carriers, service providers and enterprises,” said Eric Shepcaro, Chief Executive Officer for Telx. “Outsourcing space and connectivity to third-party experts such as Telx, which can provide extremely low latency connectivity and efficient cross-connections at an effective price point and low overhead, is a growing trend, especially for companies in the financial services and software-as-a-service sectors, which require high reliability and low latency to maintain a competitive edge in business.”
Telx also confirmed this week that chief marketing officer Tesh Durvasula has left the company. Durvasula was a co-founder of NYC Connect, which was acquired by Telx in 2007.