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PacketFabric Gets Closer with EdgeConneX

October 02, 2017

PacketFabric is deploying its SDN-based private network across EdgeConneX data centers in four cities. Those cities include Portland, Oregon; Phoenix; Minneapolis; and Santa Clara, California.  

EdgeConneX’s data centers are located at the edge of the network to enable the fast and secure delivery of cloud services and applications, and other content. PacketFabric operates a U.S. network that leverages more than 145 carrier-neutral colocation facilities in 17 markets.

"At EdgeConneX, it's our mission to bring advanced connectivity and services to the edge of the network while providing customers with high-scale network capacity where it's needed," shares Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer at EdgeConneX. "This partnership will enable EdgeConneX to provide tenants with instantaneous access to PacketFabric's extensive transcontinental network."

PacketFabric CEO William Charnock said: "At PacketFabric, we're offering customers on-demand access to reliable network connectivity with the same ease and agility with which they consume cloud services. We're excited to expand our network reach across EdgeConneX's widespread Edge Data Center ecosystem, and look forward to a productive and mutually beneficial partnership."

EdgeConneX recently published the white paper “Cloud, Content, Connectivity and the Evolving Internet Edge” along with Cedexis. The document talks about how the early cloud data centers were created to serve large areas, such as the entire East Coast. As a result, it says, latency can vary greatly in metropolitan areas. It also talks about the move to hyperscale data centers, the adoption of software-defined networking, and the need to implement cloud infrastructure at the edge of the network (meaning closer to users).

“Operations professionals will need to consider the implications of proximity in planning their network topologies and the potential use of regional deployments and on ramps to guarantee their users’ secure access and quality of experience,” the white paper says.

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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