Developer, owner and operator of carrier-neutral edge interconnection colocation data centers, DartPoints, has gained access to LOGIX’s extensive built-for-business fiber network. The collaboration leverages LOGIX’s network to interconnect DartPoints’ facilities throughout Texas.
The collaboration would enhance regional backbone connectivity between each point. It would also enable single-hop reach to over 150 regional, national and international data centers and global Internet peering hubs.
Through this initiative, colocation company DartPoints and its customers gain access to LOGIX’s extensive built-for-business fiber network. This network comes with enhanced Layer 2 connectivity over thousands of miles and reach to thousands of on-net and near-net buildings and locations. The collaboration would enable greater access to edge interconnection points and end users throughout Texas.
This “symbiotic” relationship would fortify DartPoints’ edge interconnection strategy by:
- Enabling its interconnection and colocation data centers at the regional Texas edge. To access more fiber and network providers, driving interconnections with reach to the greatest number of end users.
- Enhancing these points’ aggregation capabilities. To drive more interconnections between operators and content, application and cloud providers and ultimately improve overall network performance.
- Ensuring access to the greatest number of end users from a single location in an open and neutral facility. Supporting the demand required by content, application and cloud providers to deploy edge nodes
“LOGIX brings a crucial element to DartPoints’ existing regional footprint in Texas, allowing us to offer our edge points, and the providers that rely on them, expanded connectivity and geographic reach – a central facet of the fully optimized digital ecosystems we provide,” said Hugh Carspecken, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for DartPoints. “We’re thrilled to maximize our relationship, as it underscores our dedication and ability to meet the evolving needs of rural, underserved and developing markets. We’re excited to see how networks and end users in the region grow and thrive as a result.”
DartPoints and LOGIX Fiber Networks are both portfolio companies of Astra Capital Management.
“DartPoints’ vision for improved access to content and applications aligns well with LOGIX’s goal to leverage our high-quality fiber network to provide connectivity services to a growing number of end users throughout Texas,” said Scott Brueggeman, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for LOGIX. “As the largest independent fiber network operator in Texas, our extensive footprint offers customers exceptional access to connectivity solutions and can reach the greatest number of end users through a single connection. Together, we can improve the digital experience for the greatest number of businesses, education and research facilities, global enterprises and end users.”
Astra Capital Management is a Washington, DC-based, private equity firm that invests in growth businesses in the communications and technology services sectors. Astra targets highly scalable companies with proven business models that have positive free cash flow and significant growth potential. Post investment, Astra works closely with managers to drive value creation through strategic repositioning, revenue growth and operational enhancements.