Global Cloud Xchange interconnects with PacketFabric

Global Cloud Xchange interconnects with PacketFabric

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Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has announced that it has interconnected with Packet Fabric to offer a 100G trans-Atlantic serve from New York to London, via the FA-1 North subsea cable.

Under the terms of the deal, GCX will enable PacketFabric to accelerate its expansion plans in Europe. GCX’s FA-1 North cable connects the US, UK and France.

“We’re excited to announce this arrangement with Global Cloud Xchange, which enriches our global expansion plans and provide more reliable service to our customers in Europe,” said Chad Milam, president and COO of PacketFabric. “We’ve recently announced our first location outside the US, in London, and working with GCX strengthens our offering as we continue to expand our presence in Europe.”

In addition, GCX will also extend its own presence and network reach in the US, where PacketFabric currently has over 150 points of presence across 18 markets. PacketFabric has also created a cloud connectivity product called PacketCOR, which allows its customers to create direct and secure connections to cloud service products.

“We’re thrilled to partner with PacketFabric and help extend the international reach of its network with the secure and dependable FA-1 cable system,” said Stefano Mazzitelli, managing director, GCX Europe & USA. “This mutually-beneficial partnership will also expand GCX’s North American footprint, enabling us to serve a wider range of customers across the continental US.”

PacketFabric offers scalable, real-time connectivity services between any two or more points on its fabric, while GCX offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. Leveraging its 68,000km subsea cable system and combined with GCX’s other network and connectivity solutions, its customers have a robust global service delivery platform.

In September, GCX said that t will take to the end of 2018 for the future of Reliance Communications’ data centre, enterprise and subsea business to be decided.