Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), owner of one of the world’s largest private undersea cable systems spanning more than 68,000 route KMs, has announced a partnership with Safe Host – a data center services provider in Switzerland delivering scalable and secured colocation data center services through its data center facilities in the country.
Safe Host’s colocation customers now have direct access from its data centers in Switzerland to “fast-growing digital markets” through GCX’s global network infrastructure.
“Today, data center facilities are becoming increasingly critical in not only hosting Cloud environments, but also providing the necessary access and connectivity into those platforms,” said Gérard Sikias, CEO of Safe Host. “Our partnership with GCX means that we can provide high-performance global reach into our data centers, strengthening our ecosystem and supporting the digital strategy of our customers across multiple industries.”
Safe Host owns, runs and operates colocation data centers in Geneva, Gland (Vaud) and Avenches (near Bern) and provides its services to organizations including multinationals and United Nations agencies.
This partnership would provide Safe Host with enhanced coverage and increased connectivity diversity options to be more competitive, “especially along the emerging markets corridor.” Enterprises in Switzerland now have access to many of these telecommunications hubs across the globe, from the developed markets in the U.S. and Europe to the key emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia, including India and China.
“The Swiss business ecosystem is undergoing significant transformation with the rise of digital economy, advances in technology convergence, as well as the rapidly growing tech-savvy population, and it is mission critical to have a scalable and reliable infrastructure to capitalize on the next wave of globalization,” said Mark Russell, Managing Director, GCX International. “Our partnership with Safe Host enables Swiss Enterprises to tap business opportunities in the fast-growing emerging markets over our global network as well as leading cloud providers via the GCX CLOUD X platform.”
With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, Global Cloud Xchange delivers its managed services to more than 160 countries and offers extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally.