Crosslake Fibre Selects Equinix to Terminate Its Digital Gateway Between Toronto and New York
- The Crosslake cable traverses
Lake Ontariofrom Torontoto New York Stateutilizing a specialized 192-fiber strand submarine cable that is 36 miles (58 km) in length. For the first time, this new network route delivers sub-9 ms round trip delay (RTD) performance between Torontoand New York. Torontois the largest contributor to the Canadian economy, at 20% of national GDP. It is the business and financial capital of Canadaand one of the world's largest financial centers. Equinix Toronto metro IBX data centers are home to one of the most robust trading ecosystems in Canada, encompassing alternative trading systems, market data feeds, risk management service providers, traders and banks. Equinix New York metro IBX data centers are home to the world's largest financial services hub and one of the largest internet exchanges and peering points. Crosslake Fibre's new high-speed route offers the financial community a number of service delivery options to enhance their connectivity into these key financial markets.
- The Crosslake Fibre cable system provides backbone internet infrastructure that benefits not only financial markets, but also content delivery networks, gaming ecosystems and payment processing ecosystems.
Equinix'sstrength as a global, carrier-neutral platform and interconnection provider makes it a desirable place for strategic submarine projects to land within Equinixecosystem hubs. Equinixhosts more than 2,900 cloud and IT service providers on its global interconnection platform, Platform Equinix®. Equinixoperates 200+ data centers serving close to 10,000 customers in highly interconnected markets with industry-leading reliability, security, performance and choice of rich digital ecosystems. Currently, Equinix IBX data centers are subsea enabled in 35 metros around the world.
Mike Cunningham, CEO, Crosslake Fibre
"The new network provides physical geographic diversity, the lowest latency performance and ultra-high capacity throughput. This backbone internet infrastructure between
Equinixdata centers benefits content delivery networks, financial customers, gaming ecosystem, payment processing customers and internet download speeds, in addition to being a potential catalyst for economic development." Jim Poole, Vice President, Business Development, Equinix:
"Crosslake Fibre is a great addition to the list of network service providers available at
Equinix, and presents further connectivity options to our customers. By offering direct connectivity to the Crosslake cable system in our New Yorkand Torontodata centers and a new low-latency route between these markets, we are able to continue to support the needs of key global customers looking to leverage interconnection and expand into these important markets."
- Subsea cable momentum enables
Equinixto catch the next wave [ Equinixblog]
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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