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Telia Carrier partners TierPoint to offer Cloud Connect services

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Telia Carrier and TierPoint have entered into a partnership that will see Telia Carrier offer its Cloud Connect service across 25 TierPoint facilities in the US.

By combining TierPoint’s edge data centre, cloud and managed services portfolio, with Telia Carrier’s Cloud Connect service, the two say that they are creating opportunities for thousands of US enterprises, in their digital transformation.

“As enterprises continue to entrust their critical business processes to the cloud, direct and secure connectivity which bypasses the public internet becomes vital,” said Staffan Göjeryd, CEO, Telia Carrier. “In partnering with TierPoint, we’re able to bring enhanced global connectivity and our award-winning customer care to many additional new locations, providing the quality of service and performance that enterprise customers expect. We’re really excited about expanding this relationship and in particular, the tangible benefits it will bring to TierPoint’s customers.”

In addition, Telia Carrier services will now be available in TierPoint sites across 14 US metro areas, including Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Omaha, Philadelphia, Raleigh, St. Louis, and Seattle.

“This new partnership with Telia Carrier is yet another key step in the process of expanding the connectivity options for clients using our data centers and cloud pods,” said TierPoint chief technology officer, Terry Morrison. “It further enhances our market-leading, edge-infrastructure solutions.”

Overall Telia Carrier’s Cloud Connect solution simplifies the transition to cloud-based workflows with various, geographically diverse connections to the world’s largest cloud providers, including Microsoft, Amazon, Google and IBM/ Customers in TierPoint’s facilities will also benefit from access to Telia Carrier’s MEF 2.0 certified data centre-to-data centre Ethernet service, which connects to more than 150 points-of-presence (PoPs) worldwide.

Earlier this month Telia Carrier announced the expansion of its global backbone in the Asia-Pacific region by launching a new point of presence in Tokyo, Japan.

The new PoP will see Telia’s network offer support for high-speed IP transit, cloud connect, Ethernet, and IPX services for operators, consumers and enterprises in Japan as well as across the rest of the region.

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