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Press Release -- March 6th, 2012
Source: Telx Group

Appointment solidifies strategy into the Enterprise Marketplace


Black Lotus, Leading DDoS Mitigation Solution Provider, Taps Interconnection Leader’s Los Angeles C³ Cloud Connection Center™ for its Carrier-Neutral Service Provider Ecosystem

New York, NY (March 6, 2012) – Telx® announced today that Black Lotus has leveraged Telx’s C³ Cloud Connection Center™ in Los Angeles, Calif. to strengthen its Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) protection and mitigation solutions. By tapping into Telx’s carrier-neutral community of telecommunications service providers via the Telx Connect Portfolio, Black Lotus can select its preferred carriers to quickly and effectively trace the source of network traffic that is often the cause of DDoS attacks.

“An effective, immediate response to a DDOS attack on a customer’s web site is dependent on our ability to work with associated network third parties, such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and carriers,” said Jeffrey Lyon, President of Black Lotus. “By colocating our IT infrastructure in Telx’s L.A. facility and leveraging its large array of carrier connectivity choices, Black Lotus has the ability to access vital Tier 1 infrastructure information in a carrier-neutral fashion, helping us better serve our customers and mitigating future DDoS attacks.”

DDoS attacks are the leading cause of downed machines, jammed bandwidth and overloaded routers in enterprise networking today. By moving its IT infrastructure to a secure, carrier-dense C³ data center and implementing components of the Telx Connect Portfolio, including EtherConnect and Cross Connect services, Black Lotus can store vast amounts of data and access the industry’s widest array of service providers in a central, carrier-neutral location. Black Lotus can also leverage the CBX Online to purchase fiber or directly connect to any provider in the Los Angeles area.

“Our infrastructure is the backbone of everything we do,” continued Lyon. “Very few organizations have the knowledge and experience we have to perform this level of DDoS mitigation that also supports IPv6. But without the space, power and carrier-neutral connectivity Telx provides, we would not have the ability to perform these services as quickly and cost effectively. Telx colocation gives us the flexibility to scale as our business needs change, while the ecosystem of providers means that we can choose the carriers we want to do business with.”

Telx’s recently expanded Cloud Connection Center at 600 W. 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles is designed to meet customer demand for premium space, power and connectivity. The 18 percent increase in colocation space with high power density gives customers like Black Lotus room to scale, and to quickly establish a Points of Presence (PoP) in one of the most well-connected buildings in Southern California.

“Telx helps organizations like Black Lotus maximize the value of their colocated infrastructure through strategic use of services such as our Connect Portfolio and CBX Online, offered in all 17 of our C³ Cloud Connection Centers,” said Christopher Eldredge, General Manager of Ethernet Exchange and Interconnection Products, Telx. “Our industry-leading community of ISPs, carriers and enterprise network backbones make our facilities the best choice for premier, carrier-neutral connectivity.”

About Black Lotus
With over 10 years experience in DDoS mitigation, Black Lotus delivers a trusted hardware protection solution that meets the demands of companies of all sizes. MitigationPro DDoS protection hardware is capable of defending against multi-gbps attacks, multi-tenanted to sustain high network performance, and available at a price point that is quite simply unmatched. For more information, please visit

About C³ Cloud Connection Centers
Deployed in nine top U.S. markets, C³ Cloud Connection Centers™ are strategically placed colocation facilities offering advanced data center services including premium power, space, redundancy and Telx’s award-winning InterConnection Center portfolio of connectivity choices. C³ data centers are a culmination of Telx’s 10+ years of expertise in bringing together the world’s most important networks in a secure, highly flexible cloud of interconnectivity. When businesses choose to colocate in a C³ Cloud Connection Center, they are not just relocating their infrastructure to a leading, top-tier managed data center and interconnection facility; they are also joining a powerful network. Through numerous exchanges, carrier networks, Enterprise backbones and interconnection options, Telx customers have everything they need to create a unique, high-value community.

About Telx
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 1,000+ 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 Become a fan of Telx on Facebook at Interconnection. Data Centers. Community.™


Telx Contact: Michelle Barry
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