05 June 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
PacketFabric is expanding its Connectivity-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform to the Equinix LD6 International Business Exchange in London.
The flagship Equinix facility located in the London Slough
data centre campus is the first data centre outside of the US
to be added to the PacketFabric network, marking the start off
the company’s expansion into Europe.
"It’s always been PacketFabric’s
long-term vision to expand outside of the United States to
better serve our customers with international interests,"
states Chad Milam, president and COO of PacketFabric.
"We’re excited to add Equinix’s
flagship LD6 data centre to our fabric, as the start of our
Thanks to the expansion, PacketFabric customers will be able
to access the Equinix LD6 data centre from any location on the
PacketFabric network. The highly scalable
Connectivity-as-a-Service platform provides network
connectivity on demand. In comparison to legacy carriers,
PacketFabric offers connectivity speeds from 1Gbps to
multi-100GBps, instantly available through an intuitive portal
and API, which reduces the sourcing ad provisioning times of
network services to a matter of minutes.
By establishing a PoP at Equinix’s LD6 data
centre, located 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)
At the start of the year, PacketFabric began offering private
network connectivity to Microsoft for its US-based customers
using Azure ExpressRoute. The service is available from
more than 150 locations in 17 metro markets, using its
dedicated cloud connectivity product PacketCOR.
The news came only a month after the company secured a $25
million investment in series B funding from lead investor
NantCapital. Since then, the cash injection has been used
to the rapid growth and growing demand for its
connectivity-as-a-service platform which was launched in