By Don MacNeil, CTO, EdgeConneX

el_subway-map-10-20-edgeconnex_lr-1-1-1Attention, West Coast businesses, direct, low latency connections are now available to and from San Diego.

EdgeConneX®, a global data center solutions leader at the edge of the network, has partnered with Electric Lightwave, which will now terminate its domestic subsea cable directly into the San Diego Edge Data Center® (EDC).

The first-of-its-kind Edge Landing Station™ (ELS) will utilize Electric Lightwave’s fiber network to provide customers with direct access to transpacific subsea cables from the San Diego Edge Data Center.

The fiber network will offer direct connections to cable landing stations across California, including Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. These landing stations provide access to five major transpacific submarine cables: China-US, Japan-US South, Asia-America Gateway (AAG), Southern Cross and TPC-5.

Ultimately, the ELS will serve as a gateway where Pacific subsea systems can meet with terrestrial networks. This will enable the most direct and diverse connectivity on the West Coast. The ELS will also offer carrier-neutral, enterprise-grade colocation. San Diego Edge customers like Cox and Megaport will gain access to multiple connectivity options, and numerous content providers.

What’s more, Electric Lightwave will be able to consolidate its network access presence in San Diego. Electric Lightwave will be able to bypass the need for traditional backhaul, enabling companies to collocate and interconnect at the ELS.

“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,” stated 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.”

Electric Lightwave President Dan Stoll also commented on the partnership.

“Our wholly-owned, fiber-dense and diverse network provides unprecedented speed and reliability for the expansion of our customers’ connectivity services,” Stoll stated. “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.”

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