EdgeConneX, a wholesale provider of data center services for content, network, colocation, CDNs and service providers, has announced that it will go live at the end of Q1 2015 with three new Florida-based “Edge” data centers. These new facilities will be located in Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Miami.
Today’s end-users want instant access to social media, video and gaming Internet sites via laptops, smartphones, tablets and other devices everywhere. The insatiable demand for this content would create information bottlenecks and delays in metro areas previously overlooked by Internet infrastructure companies.
Heavy user demand for Over-The-Top (OTT) content in under-served cities is creating new opportunities for Internet infrastructure providers. EdgeConneX specializes in supporting content providers and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) at the edge of the network where bandwidth-intensive and latency-sensitive content and applications must reside for performance and security reasons. The company has designed and deployed facilities that are strategically positioned nearest to network provider aggregation points, ensuring the lowest latency data delivery.
“The Internet is served from one of nine peering points across the U.S. today, which worked fine for email,” said Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer at EdgeConneX. “Our new Edge Data Center locations in Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Miami increase Internet performance significantly and provide a better Internet experience for end-users. Browsers search faster, videos stream without interruption and applications deliver time-sensitive data…on-time.”
Internet of Everywhere
EdgeConneX has deployed in 20 markets utilizing a unique and patent pending data center model. Each Edge Data Center is fully automated, scalable to over 3.2MW of power and capable of delivering over 20kW per rack.
“The domestic demand for content has outgrown the Internet infrastructure that exists today,” added Heiden. “EdgeConneX is rapidly building infrastructure in new markets to bring the Internet local across the country, creating the Internet of Everywhere.”
Headquartered in Virginia and operating an infrastructure across the US, EdgeConneX provides data center space, power and connectivity solutions for content, network, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners.