Cox Business and Globalinx announce strategic partnership
Cox Business and Globalinx, a subsea cable infrastructure company based in Virginia, has entered into a strategic partnership.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cox Business customers will have local, direct and secure connections at the Virginia Beach cable landing station. As a result, businesses will no longer have to connect New York or Florida, reducing latency and ensuring businesses can seamlessly receive high demand IP applications such as VR, IoT and VoIP.
“This is an exciting time for the region, and Cox Business is proud to be a part of this endeavour,” said Thom Watkins, vice president of Cox Business. “By partnering with Globalinx we’re ensuring our enterprise customers have direct access to international cables from right here in Virginia Beach and that’s a big economic win for the Hampton Roads region.”
Cox Business is a provider of internet, phone and TV services for startups, SMBs and enterprises. Globalinx delivers subsea colocaion to international cable systems as well as data centre services across 20 acres in the corporate landing ecosystem.
“Cox Business is the strongest service provider in the Hampton Roads region and has been for many years,” said Greg Twitt, CEO of Globalinx. “This is truly a winning combination for Virginia Beach and it confirms what we’ve known all along – that Hampton Roads is primed to be a key player on the international business stage.”
Both parties says that the impact globalisation, is driving the need for Virginia businesses to compete on an international scale.
In July of this year, Globalinx Data Centers confirmed that it is 4 months away from completing phase I of its 10,750 square-foot data centre in Virginia Beach. Once completed the new facility will be equipped with high-capacity space for network carriers, submarine cable operators, enterprises, and hyperscale provider to collocate their networking equipment in a secure location and interconnect in the buildings (999sq m) MMR.