Making Connections: AboveNet, Equinix, Telx
March 16th, 2010 By: John Rath
Here’s a roundup of some of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
AboveNet connects London and New York. AboveNet (ABVT) has launched a low latency end-to-end transatlantic connection between financial centers in London and New York. Seeing a demand for low latency transatlantic connectivity, AboveNet says it can now offer latency gurarantees on this premium service as low as sub-1ms round-trip for access to hundreds of buildings in the New York and London metro markets. “Adding the low latency capability between New York and London is a natural extension of our industry-leading Agility Guarantee program,” said AboveNet Chief Technology Officer Rajiv Datta. “In addition, we can now provide high bandwidth connectivity between London and our 16 U.S. markets for a broad range of customer applications.”
Equinix connects Two cities in The Netherlands. Equinix (EQIX) announced the connection of its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers, located in Zwolle (ZW1) and Enschede (EN1), to the Amersterdam-based Netherlands Internet Exchange (NL-ix). “In view of our substantial growth ambitions, the NL-ix connection of the Equinix data center in Amsterdam, set up a year ago, was a very logical step for us. Following our excellent experience of partnering with Equinix, we didn’t have to think twice about connecting its data centers in Zwolle and Enschede to the NL-ix,” said Mar Gauw, NL-ix Commercial Director. ZW1 and EN1 data centers target small to medium size businesses but can also serve as a business continuity / fall-back location for the Equinix AM1 Amsterdam IBX center, which is one of the world’s largest single metro area Internet exchanges.
Telx expands colo with Hypercube. Telx announced that HyperCube, a premier provider of local and national tandem services to the nation’s largest carriers, has established a colocation center within Telx’s Miami, Florida facility. By doing this HyperCube will reduce backhaul network costs and it will allow them to offer their full set of services to the Miami market. Doug Davis, chief technology officer of HyperCube said “after evaluating several colocation providers in Miami, we found it to be the broadest carrier ecosystem in the area, providing us with more connectivity choices via a simple cross-connection.”