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TelNet to Partner with EdgeConneX for Next-Gen Data Center in Michigan

By Michael Guta

All of the data center site infrastructure design topologies are identified with a tier system ranging from I to IV. This classification clearly delineates the different functionalities each tier must provide to its customers, which are classified by The Uptime Institute with availability of 99.671 percent for Tier I, 99.741 percent for Tier II, 99.982 percent for Tier III, and 99.995 percent for Tier IV. TelNet Worldwide, a Michigan-based provider of cloud communications and network solutions for business, has entered into a partnership with EdgeConneX to develop a Tier III next generation data center in Southeast Michigan.

EdgeConneX operates a national infrastructure providing space, power and connectivity for content, network, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners. The company optimizes the delivery of data at network critical locations closest to the end-user.

The new state-of-the-art, Edge Data Center, has been designed to host content at the edge of the network with next generation data center solutions, which is slated to launch in November 2014.

Once it is operational TelNet will use the new facility to improve its network, cloud, and managed service offerings while at the same time increasing its strategic footprint by providing more services including, colocation, virtualization and business continuity as well as a wide range of storage and data protection services.

Edge Data Centers are designed and deployed to make sure the most efficient location for the delivery of content has been achieved. EdgeConneX partners with network and cable operators to ensure that data is delivered faster than ever before to meet the delivery challenges operators face with streaming content, gaming and more.

The benefits EdgeConneX delivers include:

  • Proximity to cable, ILEC and cellular networks in markets across the United States
  • Colocation facilities optimally sized and built near key network and cable operator locations designed according to their input and specifications
  • Allows instant delivery of bandwidth-intensive applications such as OTT and on-demand video
  • Reduces cost by offloading backbone traffic, mitigating performance-related outages and eliminating complex routing policies
  • Core network infrastructure is simplified and expensive infrastructure build-outs are avoided

"Together with robust broadband network connectivity, we are pleased to bring our cloud communications, colocation, and managed services resources to a premier data center, in partnership with EdgeConneX. We're empowering our customers to operate more efficiently, and adjust effortlessly as technology and business needs change, while protecting their valuable assets," said Mark Iannuzzi, TelNet Worldwide president and founder.




Edited by Alisen Downey

Contributing Writer

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