FEBRUARY 4, 2009 -- U.S. interconnection and colocation data center operator Telx has chosen fiber-optic connectivity provider AboveNet (search for AboveNet) to link its New York and New Jersey-based data centers with dark fiber. Telx says customers installing equipment in one of its four New York area facilities will have low latency in their connections between these locations and the option to connect directly to more than 500 other carrier and enterprise customers over a Telx-managed optical transport network.
The new AboveNet dark fiber optical network connects Telx's four primary New York metro area data centers at 111 8th Avenue; 60 Hudson Street in New York; 300 Boulevard East in Weehawken, N.J; and Telx's newest facility at 100 Delawanna Avenue in Clifton, N.J. by using diverse fiber routes with two separate Hudson River crossings.
"Physical path diversity was a critical design element of the network to ensure the highest reliability for customers, especially those working in top-tier financial services where there is zero tolerance for network interruption," reports Mike Terlizzi, executive vice president of engineering and operations at Telx. "In addition, the dark fiber and optical transport offers the lowest possible latency for customers connecting to financial institutions' networks that areI colocated in Telx facilities, such as Gargoyle Strategic Investments LLC and ACTIV Financial," he says.
Telx says this infrastructure is key to allowing customers to easily expand their operations across many facilities to provide them with the most networks with which to interconnect, as well as for purposes of disaster recovery. Telx representatives say they create the most robust interconnection options that serve more customers and allow them to expand their businesses.
As part of the agreement, AboveNet has also extended its dense metro optical network within the Telx suite at 100 Delawanna, where it will establish a point-of-presence (PoP) for serving customers. This enables AboveNet's enterprise and financial services customers to easily distribute applications or other critical infrastructure components to Telx's Clifton, N.J., data center. This enhanced capability will provide much-needed business continuity, disaster recovery, and storage options for Telx's New York-based customers, say AboveNet representatives.
"AboveNet has a proven track record delivering highly scalable and reliable fiber-optic connectivity and other high-bandwidth services to financial services, media and entertainment, and other enterprise companies," contends MaryBeth Nance, executive director of business developmentI& marketing at AboveNet. "Our customers can now extend into Telx's collocation facilities in N.J., and source the best data center and optical networking solutions to help them optimize key IT infrastructures."