EdgeConneX expands the edge across North America
04 May 2018 | Natalie Bannerman
EdgeConneX has announced multiple planned expansions at Edge Data Centers (EDCs) across North America.
The news comes in response to growing demand from cloud, content and network providers. EdgeConneX is expanding some of its EDCs to accommodate up to 50MWs of additional capacity across various US markets including: Atlanta, Denver, Miami, Phoenix, Portland, and Toronto.
Speaking on the news, Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX, said: “I’m extremely pleased to see continued and growing demand from customers for Edge deployments. For over five years, we have been building Edge Data Centers for the service provider community, creating a vibrant, localized service delivery enablement platform made up of a diverse customer ecosystem. As demonstrated by this current expansion across North America, and based on robust customer demand and positive technology trends, we expect this growth at the Edge to continue for the foreseeable future.”
The company says that more and more customers are seeking to deploy their infrastructure in close proximity to its end users to ensure the best performance, availability, security and economics for delivery of their services. As a result, EdgeConneX is experiencing significant growth from new customers as well as increased need for additional power capacity and space from its anchor tenants and existing clients.
In some markets, EdgeConneX says it is building its second and third data centre facility, evolving these EDCs into campus-like environments that contain a robust ecosystem of networking, content, cloud and IT service providers interconnecting and growing at the Edge.
At the start of the year, the company announced its latest network expansion South America with the launch of its first Edge Data Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The new data centre will provide underserved regions in South America with high-quality, low-latency content delivery, cloud access and international interconnectivity in an N+1 and carrier neutral facility.