Recently, phoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, announced the deployment of PacketFabric’s Connectivity-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform in its flagship data center in Phoenix, Arizona. The new point of presence will provide additional access points to PacketFabric’s network, while phoenixNAP’s customers will also benefit from both a greater carrier choice and improved connectivity.
As a scalable network-as-a-service platform facilitating private interconnectivity between data centers, PacketFabric empowers its customers to easily create and manage private networks using its web portal and API. Customers can instantly create secure interconnections to every point on PacketFabric’s network, reaching major internet exchanges, cloud service providers, and more. The available options enable seamless global internet exchanges to ensure fast and secure data transfer across the globe.
“The collaboration with PacketFabric is our next step in ensuring carrier neutrality and expanding interconnectivity options for our customers,” said Ian McClarty, president at phoenixNAP. “Our flagship data center hosts over 30 premier bandwidth, network, and telecom carriers, and we are excited that PacketFabric is a part of that ecosystem. Its network is robust, stable, and scalable, which enables us to deliver an improved experience to our customers.”
The phoenixNAP data center will enable PacketFabric to further improve access to its services and directly access AWS Direct Connect. As the only AWS Direct Connect edge location in Arizona, phoenixNAP is uniquely positioned to support PacketFabric’s expansion efforts. The phoenixNAP data center is also directly connected to all major domestic and global network interconnectivity points, and is also a PCI DSS Validated Service Provider and its flagship facility is SOC Type 1 and SOC Type 2 audited. Additionally, phoenixNAP is a Premier Service Provider in the VMware® Cloud Provider Program and a Platinum Veeam Cloud & Service Provider partner.
PacketFabric’s network technology and customers bring a significant addition to phoenixNAP’s carrier list, enabling it to extend its internet exchange services and offer improved domestic connectivity.
“We are seeing a consistent uptick in adoption of our cloud on-ramp solutions, and to meet the needs of our customers, we are constantly looking for new avenues of expansion,” said Chad Milam, president and Chief Operating Officer at PacketFabric. “Our decision to work with phoenixNAP was driven by multiple factors, most important of which are its strategic location, security, robustness, and the availability of AWS Direct Connect. We are excited to work together on providing better options for our customers.”