05 July 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Tata Communications has launched a point of presence (PoP) at the EdgeConneX Portland Edge Data Center (EDC) providing interconnection to Tata’s carrier-grade IP transit service.
The Portland EDC is home to a robust internet ecosystem that
provides connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct
Connect, as well as cloud onramps to other major cloud
providers such as Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud.
"Tata Communications empowers companies to grow their
businesses globally while expanding its reach to the edge,
ensuring a secure and improved connectivity experience for
their customers and employees," said Gaurav Anand, vice
president of alliances and strategic partnerships at Tata
Communications. "We view EdgeConneX as a leader in this space
and we are excited to move forward with them, designating their
Edge Data Centers as our primary choice for IP transit
deployment at the edge."
In addition the Portland facility also provides a cloud
ecosystem that gives EdgeConneX customers with services for
digital infrastructure monitoring and performance measurement,
and managed services solutions.
As for the interconnection to Tata’s IP transit
service, the product was designed to support customers wanting
to scale internationally and connect global workforces. Their
global network also includes one of the largest submarine cable
networks and a Tier 1 IP network that has connectivity to more
than 240 countries over 400 PoPs.
"The deployment of an interconnection PoP for Tata
Communications’ IP transit service in the Portland
EDC provides customers with enhanced connectivity options
locally, regionally and internationally," added Brian Bellis,
vice president of global network and ecosystem development at
EdgeConneX. "By connecting directly, customers gain greater
control of their networks through seamless connections and
enhanced visibility, resulting in optimal network
The first deployment of Tata’s IP transit
service in the Portland EDC has been completed, additional
deployments have been planned across other EdgeConneX EDCs in
Earlier this month EdgeConneX named another partnership with
Colt, joining Colt’s IQ Network to several
EdgeConneX facilities, offering connectivity closer to the
edge. Under the terms of the collaboration
Colt’s high-bandwidth IQ network will be linked to
EdgeConneX facilities, beginning with its Amsterdam Edge Data
Center, which was its first EDC in Europe.
Edge Data Centre,