Infomart Data Centers, PacketFabric seal cloud networking deal

14 July 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

Infomart Data Centers is collaborating with PacketFabric to bring the NantWorks company’s software-defined networking (SDN) based network platform to its Dallas and Portland data centres.

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The partnership provides Infomart customers with access to instantaneous, direct and secure provisioning of terabit-scale connectivity between any two or more locations on the PacketFabric network.

“For Infomart, access to innovative and industry-leading connectivity options is an amenity we are excited to offer our customers,” said John Sheputis, president of Infomart Data Centers. “The PacketFabric platform further extends the reach of our highly-connected wholesale suites, providing customers with access to any other network or facility connected by the fabric.”

Having a point of presence (PoP) within Infomart Dallas’ Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR) provides PacketFabric and its end-users with the fastest and most direct path to one of the world’s largest concentrations of international and domestic carriers, colocation and content providers, internet service providers (ISPs) and cloud applications.

PacketFabric customers will also have access to trans-Pacific subsea cable systems, as a result of having a presence in Oregon’s largest merchant data centre, as well as path-diverse terrestrial fibre routes to other companies with critical data assets in the greater Portland-Hillsboro region.

William Charnock, CEO of PacketFabric, added: “Infomart’s comprehensive and cohesive Dallas and Portland facilities are a natural fit for our cloud networking ecosystem. With PacketFabric, the customers in these facilities can consume network connectivity with the same ease and agility as consuming cloud services when it comes to provisioning, delivery and billing.”

Last month, Infomart Data Centers was nearing completion of the Phase I development of its Ashburn facility, which will add 6MW of premium wholesale supply to the Ashburn market in Q3 2017. June also saw AMS-IX US and PacketFabric announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding to connect their respective services.

Topics: Infomart Data Centers, PacketFabric, US, SDN, data centre, cloud, BMMR, William Charnock, John Sheputis