TerraCom Direct connects to CenturyLink's Tier 1 fibre network

19 December 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe

TerraCom Direct’s primary data centre in Melbourne, Florida, is now directly connected to CenturyLink's 250km-route-mile US fibre network and 360km-route-mile international transport network.

Fibre built into the data centre's meet-me room (MMR) allows TerraCom customers to utilise MPLS, optical wave services, Ethernet and/or other IP services to access CenturyLink's low-latency network. Connection speeds range from 100Mbps up to 100Gbps with direct fibre connections from TerraCom's Melbourne campus to a CenturyLink point of presence (PoP).

"TerraCom Direct is committed to providing its clients premium network choices, and we're pleased to offer CenturyLink's fibre network services," said Frank Huston, president of TerraCom Direct.

"Whether businesses have local, national or global connectivity needs, we are capable of reaching virtually anywhere now that we are on CenturyLink's network; this is great news for our current and future clients."

Eric Barrett, director of network product management at CenturyLink, added: "TerraCom's direct connection to CenturyLink's fibre network connects businesses to approximately 300 data centres, including more than 60 global data centre locations operated by CenturyLink that offer colocation, cloud and managed hosting services. We are pleased to welcome TerraCom Direct and its clients to CenturyLink's growing ecosystem of interconnected data centres and the end-to-end suite of hybrid IT services that help fulfil customers' workload requirements."

This fibre connection will enable businesses to more easily access other TerraCom and CenturyLink solutions, including TerraCom Direct cloud solutions, the CenturyLink cloud platform, or other business continuity and disaster recovery services.