phoenixNAP, a worldwide IT services provider specializing in security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, has launched its Bare Metal Cloud (BMC) edge site in Austin, Texas. This site, which is housed in an American Tower Edge Data Center, would enable low-latency (10 milliseconds) connectivity to phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud locations in the U.S. Southwest.
The IaaS provider’s Bare Metal Cloud deployment in the American Tower Edge Data Center in Austin would come with an innovative architecture to deliver advanced network speeds. Traffic is transported from the edge to phoenixNAP’s other facilities in the United States via numerous virtual cross-connects to a Megaport Cloud Router, boosting transfer speeds and connectivity. As a result, Bare Metal Cloud edge instances can be ideal for “next-generation” workloads that rely on 5G transports or services developed on top of 5G.
American Tower, a worldwide communications infrastructure provider, owns and maintains a diverse network of communications sites and data centers that support a wide range of wireless and developing applications. American Tower offers multiple edge data centers, a well-located network of larger data center facilities throughout the U.S., and a portfolio of approximately 43,000 U.S. tower sites.
“5G workloads are the future of business, and we are adapting our service offering to meet market demands,” said Ian McClarty, President at phoenixNAP. “Our collaboration with American Tower is instrumental for us to meet this goal. Through our edge installation, we will provide low-latency access to Bare Metal Cloud out of most locations in the U.S. Southwest, enabling users to streamline latency-sensitive and high-bandwidth applications. We are excited to start the year with such a major announcement, and we appreciate the help and support of the American Tower team in making this possible.”
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“Our edge infrastructure is built to enable innovative service offerings for new markets, such as Bare Metal Cloud,” said Eric Watko, Vice President, Product Line Management, American Tower. “We are all witnessing the inflection point in the business ecosystem, with edge computing becoming essential to delivering new advanced services and applications globally. Allowing more businesses to innovate through technology is a mission we share with phoenixNAP.”
The phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud platform is designed to allow for practically instantaneous deployment of dedicated servers on an hourly or monthly basis. According to phoenixNAP, their Bare Metal Cloud offering is simple to scale and administer with common DevOps tools thanks to its own API, CLI, and certified Infrastructure as Code modules. Also for the most demanding applications, the strong underlying hardware would assure constant performance.
phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud servers are now available in eight strategic locations across the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The bare metal platform would deliver increased performance and availability for applications and solutions that require edge presence with low latencies and rapid scaling thanks to its edge location in Austin, Texas.