By Contributing Editor, Sarah Chamberlain
Despite Brexit, London remains a top global financial hub, according to a new survey by advisory firm Duff & Phelps. The report touts London’s business-friendly environment, which it claims is far more advantageous than anywhere else in Europe. Meanwhile, London’s “Silicon Roundabout” and the surrounding tech cluster have helped drive more venture capital technology investment in the UK than in France, Germany, Ireland, and Spain combined, with 58,000 tech firms now calling Great Britain home.
Reflecting the growth and importance of London’s technology market, PacketFabric recently announced the expansion of its highly scalable Connectivity-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform to the Equinix LD6 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®), the flagship facility of (Nasdaq: EQIX) located at its London Slough data center campus. PacketFabric customers can now access the Equinix LD6 data center from any location on the PacketFabric network. PacketFabric, a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, provides network connectivity on demand through its highly scalable Connectivity-as-a-Service platform.
Representing the company’s European debut, the Equinix LD6 IBX data center is the first facility beyond the borders of the United States to be added to the PacketFabric network. By establishing a PoP at Equinix’s LD6 data center at the hub of Europe’s largest financial market, PacketFabric’s customers seeking international connectivity options in London will be able to gain access to advanced networking solutions through its highly-scalable, automated Software-defined Networking (SDN) platform.
“It’s always been PacketFabric’s long-term vision to expand outside of the United States to better serve our customers with international interests,” commented Chad Milam, President and COO of PacketFabric, about the development. “We’re excited to add Equinix’s flagship LD6 data center to our fabric, as the start of our global expansion.”
Compared to legacy carriers, PacketFabric reduces the sourcing and provisioning times of network services to minutes, offering connectivity speeds from 1Gbps to multi-100Gbps that are instantly available through an intuitive portal and API. Operating a multi-terabit U.S. footprint that includes more than 150 Points of Presence (PoPs) in 17 metro markets, PacketFabric has also created a dedicated cloud connectivity product, PacketCOR, which allows its customers to establish direct, secure connections to cloud service products, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure ExpressRoute, and many more.
To learn more about about PacketFabric, visit www.packetfabric.com.