Lumos Networks, a company with a fiber network of 8,734 fiber route miles and more than 401,000 total fiber strand miles, has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange – an interconnection solution that provides direct and private access to multiple cloud service providers.
As an Equinix Cloud Exchange member, Lumos Networks provides Ethernet access to the exchange, where customers can connect with a wide array of cloud service providers. The Lumos Networks connectivity would provide a high-speed, secured, carrier-class alternative to the public Internet to access the exchange.
“Businesses need robust, predictable connectivity to the Equinix Cloud Exchange so they can deploy cloud environments that deliver the benefits they expect,” said Bill Long, Equinix vice president of interconnection solutions. “Enterprises cannot afford for their access to cloud resources to be put at risk by public Internet latency and congestion. High performance network access to the cloud is a must-have for cloud success.”
Lumos Networks connects 1,252 unique ‘fiber to the cell’ sites, 1,592 total FTTC connections, 36 data centers, including 7 company owned colocation facilities, 1,812 on-net buildings and over 3,000 total on-net locations. In 2015, Lumos Networks generated over $114 million in data revenue.
“Equinix is a global leader in providing world-class data center, cloud and interconnect services and we are delighted to join the Equinix Cloud Exchange,” said Tim Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “By joining the Equinix Cloud Exchange, we’re helping enterprises expedite and improve their cloud deployments by giving them industrial-strength access to an impressive range of cloud service providers. Customers can reach providers on the Equinix Cloud Exchange with the kind of throughput and latency they need to keep the response time, user experience, and security of cloud services that these mission critical applications demand.”