GCX partners with Sovereign to offer global connectivity

28 June 2017 | Natalie Bannerman


Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) and Sovereign Business Integration Group have announced their partnership in offering global connectivity to business enterprise customers.

The new offering works through direct interconnection between Sovereign’s Tier III standard data centre facility in North London and the GCX Global Network. 

“Through this partnership, companies co-located at Sovereign’s data centre will now have direct access to GCX’s fully-owned private network, Sovereign’s IaaS as well as leading cloud providers via the GCX CLOUD X platform,” said Bryce Jewell, managing director, UK, Global Cloud Xchange.

Joanna Sedley-Burke, managing director at Sovereign added: “Our partnership with GCX will enable us to further support our clients in knowing that their business critical equipment is located in a secure UK data centre with access to either local-based IaaS or a variety of cloud providers whilst achieving the desire for an uncomplicated global reach.”

This means that enterprises can now co-locate and host their IT infrastructure at Sovereign’s ISO 27001-certified facility with the added benefit of simplified access to the GCX connectivity, cloud and managed network services. 

The collaboration utilises the GCX Global Network, which has one of the largest global sub-sea cable and terrestrial networks, connecting the Europe and the US to the Middle East and Asia (including India and China). This coupled with Sovereign’s skills in IT solution provision and quality data centre delivery, mean organisations will also benefit from enhanced coverage and increased diversity options.

“With the hybrid model readily being accepted as a key enabler to digital transformation, enterprises are increasingly seeking to address poor connectivity to a variety of cloud platforms, sourcing alternative solutions that offer more consistent and reliable performance than the public internet,” said Sedley-Burke. 

“With enterprises increasingly migrating critical applications into cloud ecosystems, they are able to reap the benefits of a more cost-effective and flexible IT infrastructure. Add to this real-time access to top-end data centre facilities and high-performance, high-capacity connectivity into those platforms, and this becomes business-critical,” commented Jewell.