What do cloud, content and Internet of Things (IoT) services have in common? It’s simple. All three require strong connectivity to operate efficiently.
Businesses supplying these services are strongly advised to partner with organizations like EdgeConneX®, a global provider of data centers solutions at the edge of the network. EdgeConneX recently partnered with Salt Lake Internet eXchange (SLIX), a company offering connectivity solutions at its Edge Data Center® (EDC) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Owned and operated by XMission, SLIX is the only Internet Exchange in Salt Lake City with 10-plus unique networks connected with available peering for local EdgeConneX customers. These customers include service providers, wireless carriers, cloud providers, content delivery networks (CDNs) and enterprises. EdgeConneX will now be brought on-net, which will connect it with three other regional facilities in Salt Lake City.
EdgeConneX offers high-density power in a reliable, redundant, and climate-controlled 14,230 square-foot facility. The company provides up to 20KW per cabinet, N+1 design and efficient placement for content and applications. EdgeConneX has arrangements with multiple carriers for dark and lit fiber, as well as for out-of-band (OOB) signaling and dedicated internet access (DIA) at the SLIX. Current carriers include CenturyLink, AT&T, Integra, Comcast Business, Utopia, Verizon, XMission and Zayo.
Ultimately, EdgeConneX can provide the fastest, most direct and cost-effective connectivity route for customers. Together with XMission, the company will offer customers future scalability and secure colocation with 24×7 visibility into space, power and connectivity resources. This is critical for maintaining a high-quality end user experience.
“EdgeConneX designs and deploys Edge Data Centers that are strategically positioned near network provider aggregation points, establishing new local peering facilities that ensure the lowest latency data delivery with improved quality of service and increased security,” noted Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. “XMission is a great partner of ours, has a notable history in the industry and is a committed member of the Salt Lake City business community. They provide a complimentary suite of network services, from 10 Megabit residential to multi 10 Gigabit business circuits. We are pleased to now offer diverse peering options and the ability to deliver bandwidth-intensive content and internet applications with the lowest possible latency to customers with a presence in Salt Lake City.”
President and founder of XMission Pete Ashdown also spoke about the partnership.
“SLIX and XMission are pleased to partner with EdgeConneX to expand provider peering and connectivity in the Salt Lake City area,” added Ashdown. “We believe that low latency is of equal importance as bandwidth size and direct peering is the best way to facilitate that.”