With the installation of a Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Switch ATLANTA, Arelion has expanded its Atlanta metro network and new connectivity to the surrounding areas in Douglas County. Switch ATLANTA is Switch’s data center facility located at its Keep Campus in Lithia Springs, Georgia.
Through this extension, individuals and organizations will have access to Arelion’s Internet Backbone, AS1299, giving them a variety of direct, high-speed connectivity options at the network edge. With improved speed and diversity connecting universities at a suburban scale, the most recent expansion would lessen the requirement for routes through downtown Atlanta to accommodate ongoing growth.
Additional important takeaways from this Atlanta metro network expansion include:
- Arelion has constructed a new long-distance route linking the growth center to the new Atlanta metro expansion as well as connecting Switch’s campus in Lithia Springs, located northeast of downtown Atlanta in Douglas County, to the Ashburn and Dallas networks through Chattanooga.
- Arelion’s current network routes into downtown Atlanta now have more connectivity options thanks to these additional metro developments. These include routes that go from Tampa, Houston, and Chicago via Nashville and from Ashburn, VA via Charlotte, NC.
- With nearly $4 billion invested in data centers since 2015, Douglas County has experienced rapid data center investment. Arelion’s investment strengthens the region’s status as a hub for rapidly expanding data centers.
- Due to Arelion’s growth, 5 varied long-haul routes now serve the Atlanta area’s data traffic with optimal resilience and scale, as well as flexible routing for specialized cloud deployments and availability zones.
Arelion has made investments in these new metro networks in Atlanta in order to keep up with the area’s growing need for high-capacity bandwidth. To satisfy the escalating connectivity needs of its end customers, Switch campuses now provide Arelion’s high-speed, secured Internet backbone. Access to scalable, interconnected hubs with sustainable connectivity is now available to wholesale customers.
“The expansion is in response to the need and demand for high-capacity bandwidth in the region,” said Art Kazmierczak, Director of Business and Network Development at Arelion. “Our continued investment helps further establish the Atlanta metro area as one of the top connectivity hubs in the country. Specifically, the hyperscale campus expansions in Douglas County and Lithia Springs help relieve some of the strain on the legacy carrier hotels in the area without compromising performance speed, connectivity diversity or bandwidth capabilities.”
Arelion is achieving its goal of global connectivity through this expansion of the Atlanta metro network and its continued expansion in North American markets. This would give previously underserved companies and end users access to high-speed, direct fiber-enabled Internet service at the network edge.
“Having Arelion join our exascale data center ecosystem in Atlanta allows us additional options to provide our customers with the high quality, low latency and diverse network services they demand,” said Scott Gutierrez, Senior Vice President of Connectivity at Switch.