IX Reach expands partnership with eStruxture

22 August 2018 | James Pearce

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IX Reach has partnered with pan-Canadian data centre solutions firm eStruxture to offer connectivity solutions across the North America market.

The two firms are strengthening an existing partnership by offering customers access to major IXPS through a single port, including access to optimised transit routes.

The aim of the partnership is to provide first class connectivity, cloud, and zero downtime hosting solutions to major blue-chip networks.

For eStruxture, which provides network and cloud-neutral data centre solutions, the enhanced partnership will see it able to offer customers the benefits of remote peering to a number of key internet exchanges in North America and Europe.

The partnership also sees IX Reach’s supporting the growth of eStruxture as its market share in advanced network and interconnection services continues to expand in both the Canadian and global business marketplace, it said.

“Our partnership with IX Reach is hugely valuable to us and augments our ever-growing ecosystem of carriers and cloud services. Our customers are able to avoid open networks by connecting directly to hyper-scale cloud providers and benefit from increased speed and security and lower latency,” says Todd Coleman, CEO of eStruxture.

“The leading elastic interconnect platform provided by IX Reach enables customers to securely access major peering points and a rich portfolio of products and services such as hyper-scale cloud providers, SaaS providers and partners, via a single connection.”

IX Reach was revived last year after PCCW Global bought Console Connect’s brand, platform, and technology team, with IX Reach taking the remaining network assets and customer contracts from the deal.

Stephen Wilcox, former owner and founder of IX Reach – which was acquired by Console Connect in 2015 – took what are described as “certain network assets and customer contracts from Console Connect that will now be operated independently as a global network platform under the name IX Reach”.

IX Reach has partnerships with a number of major cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. Its platform will be used to boost eStruxture’s Cloud Connect service. The partnership will also see IX Reach offer support out of eStruxture’s Montreal facility to network partners looking to expand globally.

“We are thrilled to continue working closely with eStruxture Data Centers,” commented Simon Vye, CEO of IX Reach. “IX Reach and eStruxture started their partnership in 2015; since then, both businesses have grown and evolved to provide their customers with world class services and support. We’re looking forward to building on the success of our partnership in the future.“