Digital Realty partners with AquaComms

Digital Realty partners with AquaComms

Digital Realty will connect a number of its data centres to AquaComms’ transatlantic cable as part of a partnership agreement.

The 5,400km America Europe Connect (AEConnect) cable will be made available at Digital Realty’s New York data centre, 32 Avenue of the Americas, in the US by the end of 2015. 

Plans are in place to expand availability to its two other New York facilities, 1118th avenue and 60 Hudson Street.

“We are excited about this collaboration as Digital Realty’s global footprint and unique ecosystem of open solutions will allow us to meet the continuously increasing demand for reliable, high-capacity connectivity between North America and Europe,” said Greg Varisco, COO at AquaComms. “Digital Realty offers cutting edge data centre solutions in the New York metropolitan area and beyond, which will allow our customers to extend existing networks and expand into new markets.”

AEConnect is due to go live early next year, initially connecting Long Island in the US and the west coast of Ireland.

It will feature 130Gbps by 100Gbps per fibre pair technology as well as leverage software defined networking (SDN). 

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