EdgeConneX expands Denver facility and adds Megaport SDN

27 June 2018 | James Pearce

EdgeConneX has announced an expansion of its Denver facility and a new partnership with Megaport at the US site.

EdgeConneX, which specialises in edge data centre solutions, has added 21MW of additional capacity to the 115,000 square foot Edge Data Center campus in Denver.

The facility, which is located in the heart of Denver’s technology centre, offers carrier-neutral operations for content, network, cloud and IT proviers, with support up to 30kW per rack.

The expansion also sees Megaport deploying its software-defined network to enable elastic interconnection services within the Denver site, offering enterprises direct connections to multiple cloud services including Amazon Web Services and Oracle Cloud.

Customers in the facility will have the ability to leverage Megaport to interconnect to cloud and managed service providers with flexible terms, and scale bandwidth on demand from 1 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

The addition of Megaport’s SDN services will extend "the reach of the leading cloud service providers to the Edge and locally to markets like Denver" EdgeConneX said, offering "improved choice, security, performance and economics when migrating their workloads to the cloud."

"By expanding our available capacity seven fold in the Denver market, we can easily scale our existing ecosystems of network and content service providers to include cloud service providers looking to garner hybrid cloud deployment from enterprises," explains Jeff King, VP and general manager for Denver Market.  

"Additionally, by layering in cloud access solutions from Megaport, and managed cloud service providers, we are helping bring cloud solutions locally to Denver."

Megaport recently announced direct interconnect to Oracle Cloud in London, as has EdgeConneX through its Denver facility.