Highlights / Key Facts
- According to research by industry analyst firm TeleGeography,
London(2) and New York(5) are in the top five global metros for peak international Internet traffic and the Londonto New Yorkroute is the second largest international Internet traffic route globally with multiple terabits of peak traffic. In its 2015 Global Bandwidth Research Service report, TeleGeography notes that private network bandwidth on the trans-Atlantic route eclipsed Internet bandwidth for the first time in history, rising to 13.9 Tbps and accounting for 56 percent of used bandwidth.
- Explosive growth in mobile, content delivery, video streaming, tele-presence, social media, and cloud-based data traffic offers tremendous revenue opportunities for high-margin corporate and retail services such as Ethernet and MPLS. To remain competitive, network operators are expanding their infrastructures to meet demand for these new services—and are turning to colocation data centers that not only offer all the network-to-network connectivity of a telehouse, but also act as aggregation points for concentrations of customers in network-centric industries.
- AquaComms' AEConnect is one of the first subsea cables between
New York Cityand Londonin nearly 15 years and was specifically designed to meet the high growth of bandwidth requirements of global data centers, cloud-based networks, financial services market participants and content providers. With more than 52 Tbps of available capacity, the 100G compliant system will utilize the latest optical technologies to provide the most advanced subsea system, coupled with a control plane based on a SDN platform to serve bandwidth-intensive applications.
- Global businesses are increasing using more capacity to run IT operations including cloud-based applications. In both the
New Yorkand Londonmarkets Equinixoffers direct connectivity to leading cloud service providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform via the Equinix Cloud Exchange™. These dedicated, private connections reduce network costs and provide higher, more consistent network performance than Internet-based connections for enterprise customers looking to build hybrid clouds.
- Earlier this year
Equinixannounced that it is boosting interconnection capacity by opening new data centers in five major markets including New Yorkand London. Equinix's New Yorkcampus is the largest retail colocation campus in the New Yorkmetro and has a high interconnection rate, with more than 18,000 interconnections between businesses in this metro alone. By providing this increased capacity, Equinixexpands its role in advancing the digital economy's interconnected era, in which businesses are demanding increasing levels of interconnection to accelerate business performance.
Greg Varisco, chief operating officer, AquaComms:
"Responding to the demand AquaComms is seeing for high capacity, high reliability connectivity between
North Americaand Europe, we made a strategic decision to deploy with Equinix. Their data centers in New Yorkand Londonact as major international hubs for network traffic, offering our customers the ability to extend existing networks or expand into new markets." Tim Stronge, vice president, Research, TeleGeography:
"The international bandwidth market is undergoing a transformation. The traditional dynamic by which carriers link broadband users to global networks is still a core part of the market, but on the largest routes, content companies have overtaken carriers as the biggest bandwidth consumers. The largest content providers have become major customers of long-haul capacity as they expand their own internal networks. Increasingly, these entities have capacity requirements that exceed those of the largest carriers."
Jim Poole, vice president, global service providers, Equinix:
Equinixhas the largest concentration of NSP/CSP's, financial, media and entertainment, gaming, e-Commerce customers available in our business ecosystems. This new bilateral submarine connectivity gives both Equinixand AquaComms' customers yet another choice for driving business advantage in today's global economy."
- Equinix Accelerates Interconnected Era with Global Launch of Five New Data Centers [press release]
- Equinix Expands New York Campus with State-of-the-Art Facility [press release]
- Shaping the Interconnected Era [blog]
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