Global carrier-neutral data center services provider CyrusOne has announced the availability of IBM Cloud Direct Link within its Carrollton, Texas data center to support customers in the U.S. via CyrusOne’s National IX.
IBM Cloud Direct Link provides customers with a secured, dedicated network connection from their own IT infrastructure to the IBM Cloud.
“IBM is a world leader in cloud services, and connecting to CyrusOne National IX provides a competitive advantage for customers in Texas and across the United States,” said John Gould, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, CyrusOne. “The Dallas Metro Area has seen rapid growth in cloud services, and locating in our state-of-the-art Carrollton facility provides the lowest latency for customers in the Texas markets.”
CyrusOne National IX delivers interconnection across states and between metro-enabled sites within the CyrusOne facility footprint and beyond. The platform would enable “high-performance, low-cost” data transfer and accessibility for customers and unites CyrusOne data centers throughout the United States. With dedicated connectivity to the IBM Cloud, businesses have a secured path to migrate sensitive workloads and data to the cloud and take advantage of services including AI, analytics, blockchain and more.
“As businesses enter the next phase of the cloud journey, it’s important to have an open, hybrid approach to develop, run and deploy applications across multi-cloud environments,” said Gabriel Montanti, Global Offering Executive, IBM Cloud. “The collaboration with CyrusOne is part of the expanding IBM Cloud Direct Link service provider program, which provides businesses with dedicated private connectivity with low latency so they can optimize their hybrid cloud strategy.”
CyrusOne operates more than 45 data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia. CyrusOne facilities would be engineered to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver high availability, including an architecture with the highest available power redundancy.