Global Network Service Provider Selects Telx EtherConnect Community to Collaborate With Last-Mile Ethernet Providers in Greater Atlanta
New York, NY (January 10, 2011) – Telx® today announced that Masergy has joined the Telx EtherConnect community in its Atlanta C3 Cloud Connection Center™. The global virtualized network services provider has selected Telx’s premier colocation services in Telx’s strategically-located Atlanta C3 data center to enhance the availability of its Intelligent Transport service, delivering flexible, convenient Ethernet business communications offerings to financial services, healthcare, hospitality and entertainment companies in the southeast region of the United States.
“Masergy’s Intelligent Transport service delivers the convenience of Ethernet anywhere in the world with unequaled flexibility service options. We make Ethernet possible – even when native Ethernet is not available – at port speeds of 1.5MB to Gigabit. We see Telx’s EtherConnect as a way to enhance the last-mile delivery of our services, including voice, data and video,” said Mark McCann, VP of Access Management for Masergy. “Being a member of the EtherConnect community allows other members to have direct access to our VPLS and VPWS services via the Telx EtherConnect Customer Web Portal.”
EtherConnect, part of the comprehensive Telx Connect Portfolio, combines the best of traditional Ethernet Exchange with Telx’s uniquely integrated, multi-technology InterConnection Center services in all 17 strategically-located C3 data centers across North America. With high-bandwidth applications, including HD video, mobile data, content delivery networks and Telepresence, filling up customer networks at a rapid rate, service providers have moved quickly to expand their Ethernet service portfolios to include Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) products. EtherConnect is an easy, cost-effective way to connect buyers and sellers of Ethernet services regardless of previous geographic limitations. Service providers, cloud and SaaS providers and large enterprises can seamlessly connect their Ethernet networks without the time-consuming, costly process of setting up individual, complex network-to-network interconnection agreements or building out local fiber networks.
“Masergy chose EtherConnect, a vital part of the Telx Connect Portfolio, as a fast, cost-effective way to expand their service transport and delivery model,” said Chris Eldredge, General Manager of InterConnection Center Products for Telx. “Not only does this partnership make it easier for carrier customers to connect to Masergy’s Intelligent Transport service, but it gives our Connect Marketplace of global customers even more last-mile connectivity choices in the Atlanta area. We look forward to helping Masergy expand its market reach through the benefits of EtherConnect.”
Telx will showcase EtherConnect, as well as the other service offerings that make up the Telx Connect Portfolio, live at the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s annual conference, PTC 2012, January 15-18 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Click here for more information,
Masergy provides managed, secure virtualized network services to enterprises that have complex needs across multiple locations. Masergy’s integrated network and software solutions enable customers to seamlessly deploy and manage IT applications, such as video, voice and data, on a global basis. Serving customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, Masergy leverages advanced transport technologies to deliver global Ethernet services across a native MPLS network. The company pioneered customer-controlled network
services and the delivery of multiple services over a single network connection. Masergy’s customers include companies from the financial/banking, healthcare, entertainment broadcasting, hospitality/hotels and manufacturing industries. More information about Masergy is available at http://www.masergy.com
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in strategic, high demand North American markets. With 17 premier C3 Cloud Connection Centers™, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry’s highest performance networks and access to 950+ customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with five facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, four facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and two in Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit http://www.telx.com. Become a fan of Telx on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/telxgroup.