Bigleaf Networks Adds Point-of-Presence in Virginia Data Center Alley

Bigleaf Networks has turned on its newest Point-of-Presence as part of an aggressive expansion plan to double the capacity of its owned-and-operated network backbone infrastructure. Bigleaf’s latest PoP, the company’s 12th worldwide, is located in Ashburn, Virginia.

Ashburn is often referred to as Data Center Alley. It is the United States’ most densely packed data center peering point. Its colocation and interconnection infrastructure would handle more than 70% of the world’s Internet traffic.

Bigleaf’s clients, particularly the expanding number of MSPs who have played a key role in the company’s development, would benefit from the new network PoP. The new PoP will bring applications and data closer to users, resulting in a more robust dispersed network, while also assisting MSPs in bringing Bigleaf’s cloud-enabled solutions to more enterprises seeking for faster throughput and lower latency through SD-WAN.

“We’ve had a significant volume of requests from customers for a northern Virginia PoP,” said Jonathan Petkevich, vice president of product and development at Bigleaf Networks. “A big part of what’s driving these requests is the ongoing shift to the cloud and a resulting need to have an even closer peering presence with Microsoft Azure and AWS US East 1A and 2.”

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Photo Jonathan Petkevich, vice president of product and development at Bigleaf Networks
“We’ve had a significant volume of requests from customers for a northern Virginia PoP,” said Jonathan Petkevich, vice president of product and development at Bigleaf Networks.

Bigleaf Networks will be able to increase its peering with the world’s two largest public cloud providers, as well as networks like Adobe, Alibaba, Apple, Cloudflare, Google, Netflix, Salesforce, and WebEx, thanks to the new PoP, which is housed within Equinix’s DC10 data center.

Bigleaf had to adopt a completely new approach to connection that standard SD-WANs weren’t intended to solve in order to offer the consistent performance and connectivity that today’s cloud-first enterprises require. The easiest way to do so was to start from the ground up and create a networking platform.

Bigleaf Networks architected a new sort of networking infrastructure to give end-to-end connection to and from everywhere a client’s traffic needs to travel. The firm runs its own network, which is designed for quality and performance, adding an extra layer of security to the online experience. All of a client’s traffic is forwarded straight to Bigleaf and its peering sites when Bigleaf is installed.

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