EdgeConneX, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, has partnered with Electric Lightwave, a provider of fiber-based networking, communications and technology solutions, to have its domestic subsea cable terminate directly into their San Diego Edge Data Center.
The new Edge Landing Station (ELS) utilizes Electric Lightwave’s expansive fiber network to provide direct access to transpacific subsea cables from an Edge Data Center (EDC).
The ELS will provide a direct gateway where Pacific subsea systems meet with terrestrial networks, enabling one of the most direct and diverse connectivity solutions along the West Coast. The ELS will offer carrier-neutral, enterprise-grade colocation, delivering a number of connectivity options to customers in the San Diego Edge Data Center, including Cox, MegaPort and numerous content providers.
By partnering with EdgeConneX, Electric Lightwave is able to consolidate its network access presence in San Diego, bypassing the need for traditional backhaul while enabling companies to directly co-locate and interconnect at the ELS. This optimized network design would assure the most direct route, with great availability and reduced latency and cost, for customers along the West Coast seeking connectivity to and from San Diego via subsea cables.
Electric Lightwave’s expansive network offers direct connections to key cable landing stations across California, including San Luis Obispo (SLO) and Morro Bay. Together, these landing stations deliver access to five major transpacific submarine cables, including the China-US, Asia-America Gateway (AAG), Japan-US South, Southern Cross and TPC-5 Cable Networks.
“Our partnership with Electric Lightwave to extend network connectivity from our San Diego Edge Data Center to major West Coast Cable Landing Stations and transpacific subsea cables ushers in a new era of connectivity,” said Don MacNeil, chief technology officer, EdgeConneX. “Our mission has always been to expand the network edge. This partnership enables us to achieve that by providing immediate access across the Pacific, while enabling Electric Lightwave to deliver the most direct, low latency connection between our San Diego and Portland Edge Data Centers.”
The San Diego EDC/ELS has been purpose-built and precisely located in order to provide a secure colocation facility for customers that need to deliver bandwidth-intensive content and applications to local subscribers with the lowest possible latency. Partnering with local network and cable operators, the carrier-neutral facility would guarantee the shortest and fastest routes for delivering content to local subscribers, enterprises and internet customers.
“Our wholly-owned, fiber-dense and diverse network provides unprecedented speed and reliability for the expansion of our customers’ connectivity services,” said Dan Stoll, President, Electric Lightwave. “We are thrilled to partner with EdgeConneX to innovate new network solutions and data center infrastructure for customers using the transpacific subsea cables. Together, our companies have brought the industry a faster and more cost-efficient model to handle the insatiable growth in content and cloud services traversing the globe.”