Monday, October 23, 2017

EdgeConneX lands new Miami edge data center to serve South America

Site links into several subsea cables including Americas II, BDNSi, COLUMBUS III, GlobeNet, MAYA-1, Mid-Atlantic Crossing (MAC) and SAm-1.

Edge infrastructure provider EdgeConneX has opened a second edge data centre in Miami, Florida, ten miles north of the NAP of Americas, as LATAM customers’ demand soars.

The Miami Edge Data Center has direct access to LATAM, South America and the Caribbean via dark and lit fiber for local customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), cloud providers and enterprises.

The site has an IT load of up to 10MW, a N+1 design and was deployed in conjunction with anchor tenants.

EdgeConneX NA footprint. Source: EdgeConneX

EdgeConneX has arrangements with multiple carriers for dark and lit fiber, as well as for out-of-band (OOB) signalling and dedicated internet access (DIA) at the Miami 2 EDC.

The current list of carriers includes AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast Business, Fiberlight, FPL FiberNet, NuVox, Windstream and XO Communications.

Located outside of the downtown Miami flood zone, the new Miami EDC acts as a direct gateway to the region’s primary subsea cable landing station.

It provides access to several subsea cables, including Americas II, BDNSi, COLUMBUS III, GlobeNet, MAYA-1, Mid-Atlantic Crossing (MAC) and SAm-1.

Don MacNeil, chief technology officer at EdgeConneX, said: “Other providers are running out of available space and power to service new customers or to meet the expansion requirements of existing customers.

“Our goal is to ensure that we are providing customers with diverse peering options, future scalability and a secure colocation facility that has the ability to deliver bandwidth-intensive content and applications with the lowest possible latency.”

EdgeConneX also runs edge data centres in several other states, including Texas, Arizona, California, Washington, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Utah, Denver and Massachusetts. A Chicago (Illinois) data centre is set to open soon.

In Europe, the company has one data centre currently operational in the Netherlands and two under construction in the UK and Ireland. In addition, the provider is considering setting up facilities in Austria, Italy and France.