Trilogy Networks picks New Continuum to deploy edge cloud in Chicago metro

14 March 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Trilogy Networks has selected New Continuum’s West Chicago data centre as one of its metro edge locations to serve the Chicago metropolitan area.

Trilogy’s edge cloud platform, ConEx, is set to provide the Chicago metro market with ultra-reliable low latency for next-generation wireless, industrial IoT and enterprise edge applications.

The company will leverage connections to United IX, a network neutral software-enabled interconnection platform, to optimise mobile traffic routing and to build the core of its network function virtualisation (NFV) software platform.

“We welcome Trilogy to our facility and are excited to participate in the growing edge ecosystem,” said Eli D. Scher, chairman and CEO of New Continuum.

New Continuum Holdings Corporation, an IT infrastructure service provider, which operates New Continuum Data Centers acquired a new flagship data centre in West Chicago in January. The site originally belonged to Center Point, an investor, developer and manager of industrial real estate, while Post Road Group, a real estate bridge lender and investor in US middle-market telecommunications infrastructure, provided the senior debt for the transaction.

“Trilogy’s demonstrated success in providing edge cloud platforms in major metropolitan regions and on-premise locations across the nation underscores the value of dynamic management of network capabilities by mobile operators. It creates an immediate opportunity to deliver critical edge services to enterprises throughout the Chicago area while optimising the efficient delivery of mobile traffic. Our partners will have a smooth path to deliver next generation mobile services.”

ConEx provides plug-and-play deployment of NFV solutions with cloud-native applications specifically for wireless networks. This includes IP traffic optimisation, as well as private and public cloud connections to improve overall network performance. By selecting New Continuum’s data centre in West Chicago, Trilogy plans to leverage this location to deliver more sophisticated network services that require ultra-low-latency delivery on mobile networks. Trilogy currently partners with wireless infrastructure providers in other regions to build edge clouds all throughout the country.

“New Continuum offers us an ideal opportunity to deploy our Edge Cloud solutions for availability to the entire Chicago metro area,” added George Woodward, CEO of Trilogy Networks. “Their ability to optimally route our mobile traffic was a critical consideration for selecting this strategic location. The facility coupled with the capabilities of the United IX network meets the connectivity and latency requirements for our critical edge applications.”