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We appreciate the tremendous feedback we got regarding Volume 1 of On Edge. As we release Volume 2, we see some familiar themes like our continuing commitment to the IX community and expanded analyst coverage of the benefits of the EDGE. However, there are also new themes emerging every day which we discuss in Volume 2 like our entry into Canada with our new Toronto facility and our growing commitment to solve our customer’s needs regardless of size as proven through our Amsterdam expansion. As a teaser to Volume 3 in January of 2018, I’ll be addressing our further global expansion into new regions and continents in addition to discussing our movement into campus-based market solutions here in the US and elsewhere. I hope you enjoy the update.


Clint Heiden
CCO, EdgeConneX
How the Internet Kept Humming During 2 Hurricanes
With the devastation wrought to the south and Caribbean islands by back-to-back Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, EdgeConneX’s on the ground team exemplified our commitment to guaranteed uptime even in the face of adversity. As a result, our team was successful in keeping all eight of our data centers hit by two hurricanes 100% operational. We did not experience any outages – a testament not only to the design of our facilities but to the dedication of our team. We thank them.

To read more about how data center facilities survived the Hurricanes you can read more in this New York Times Article published on September 18, 2017, as reported by James Glanz
PacketFabric Brings Its Highly Scalable Next-Gen Networking to the Edge
PacketFabric recently partnered with EdgeConneX® to deploy its highly scalable network-as-a-service platform across several EdgeConneX Edge Data Centers® (EDCs) in North America. Customers are now able to provision real-time connectivity between multiple carrier-neutral colocation facilities through the PacketFabric SDN-based platform, enabling terabit-scale network capacity delivered in seconds. This instant, on-demand connectivity enabled by PacketFabric is helping redefine how companies are procuring, consuming, and managing their network connectivity services.

  You can read all about it here  
Edge Peering Platform:
Enabled for Content & Cloud

Click on this thumbnail image to view all of the peering capabilities established across the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center® (EDC) footprint.
Introducing our EDCBOS01 – EdgeConneX’s Boston EDC. Go on… take a look around!

October 24, 2017

Herndon, VA
EdgeConneX and Faction Partner to Deliver Multi-Cloud Service Offerings at the Edge
October 11, 2017
Herndon, VA
Cloudflare Deploys Video Streaming Service Enabled by EdgeConneX® Global Edge Data Centers®
September 26, 2017
Herndon, VA
Community IX’s FL-IX Deploys Node in the EdgeConneX Miami-01 Edge Data Center
September 20, 2017
Herndon, VA
EdgeConneX Announces Partnership with PacketFabric to Bring Next-Gen Networking to Edge Data Centers®
September 13, 2017
Herndon, VA
EdgeConneX Continues International Expansion, Announcing New Toronto Edge Data Center
September 6, 2017
Herndon, VA
EdgeConneX® and Cedexis Announce Whitepaper Demonstrating Performance Benefits of Caching and Cloud Connectivity at the Network Edge
August 31, 2017
Herndon, VA
Community IX’s CIX-ATL Deploys Node in the EdgeConneX Atlanta Edge Data Center®
August 22, 2017
Herndon, VA
Sacramento Internet Exchange Deploys Node in the EdgeConneX Sacramento Edge Data Center®
August 10, 2017
Herndon, VA
Richmond Internet Exchange Deploys Node in the EdgeConneX® Richmond Edge Data Center®
August 1,
Herndon, VA
EdgeConneX and Enterprise Strategy Group Release Solution Showcase Demonstrating Security Benefits of the Network Edge
Is EdgeConneX a serious contender in the European Data Center market?
Following its success as a new player in the market of “build-to-suit” data centers across Europe in 2016, we have found that EdgeConneX® has taken this market by storm with exponential demand for Edge Data Centers® (EDCs) by our customers in Amsterdam and Dublin.

Just a year ago, we were reported to appear as little more than taking a small first step into Europe with our first EDC build in Amsterdam. Today, EdgeConneX is on to its sixth data center in the region, a campus in Amsterdam that is approaching 100MW of critical IT power capability, and 10 additional new markets under review for our customers’ needs.
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This month we spoke with Staffan Göjeryd, CEO of Telia Carrier, who provided us with some great insights on their network, why they selected EdgeConneX, network trends to look out for in 2018 and more.

1. It was recently announced that Telia Carrier will be deploying its network across the global EdgeConneX portfolio. What prompted this great partnership and how is it unique?

At Telia Carrier, we continue to extend our global Internet backbone, AS1299 into additional edge markets. For us to do this successfully, we need strong, reliable partners, and to quote one of our Carrier Declarations, we need to ‘Choose Your Allies Carefully’. EdgeConneX is a trusted infrastructure partner that we can count on in these markets to provide consistent, secure and high reliability facilities with compelling service quality. As we both grow our presence into new markets it is a perfect opportunity to build on our strong relationship.
  You can read it all here  
Cloud, Content, Connectivity and the Evolving Internet Edge

Take a look at this White Paper developed in collaboration with Cedexis that demonstrates the performance benefits of caching and cloud connectivity at the network edge.
What It Takes To Move The Edge Globally:
Moving the Edge Globally
The geographic contours of the global Internet are changing shape dramatically, characterized by a rapid increase in data traffic driven by cloud and Over-the-Top (OTT) services, bandwidth-intensive applications and Big Data. This evolutionary shift, on which the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) will have an enormous impact, is creating significant infrastructure challenges and corresponding opportunities to serve numerous underserved Tier II and III markets, not only across North America, but globally. What are some of these problems you ask?
  Read the entire article  
Beers with Peers – Portland edition
At the Portland Cloud Meet-Up, EdgeConneX hosted it’s first local Beers with Peers event in Portland in August that included partner participation from Comcast Business, Telia, Datapipe, Cyxtera, Megaport, ScienceLogic, NWAX, Zadara, Faction, 1901 Group, and Opus Interactive. The event was intended to bring together the local IT and Cloud community in Portland to network and learn with and from industry peers. Nearly 75 individuals attended the event, hosted at Bridgeport Brewery in the Pearl District. A panel discussion, moderated by EdgeConneX’s Phillip Marangella, VP & GM for Cloud & IoT Solutions had panelists from Comcast Business, Megaport, ScienceLogic and Opus Interactive. Topics focused on local Portland cloud adoption trends and performance improvements gained from local access to the multi-cloud in Portland.

Building Synergy in the Momentum of the Edge
By Phill Lawson-Shanks, chief architect and vice president of innovation at EdgeConneX®
Historically, major colocation providers have built their facilities in large metro markets, especially in “peering hubs” where most of the webscale players, Over-the-Top (OTT) content, and cloud service providers interconnect and exchange traffic. For many years this approach made sound business sense since international business hubs such as New York, London or Tokyo, or peering hubs like Ashburn, Santa Clara or Amsterdam where were most of the world’s Internet traffic originated, lived and breathed.

But over the course of the past decade, as enterprises, cable companies, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), cloud and content providers, as well as hyperscalers expanded globally, the problem of ensuring the lowest possible latency and Quality of Experience (QoE) of digital content to local-market consumers and users has become challenging. The solution for these entities would be to locate their services as close as possible to areas with high concentrations of end-users, especially in underserved, so-called tier II markets.

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CAPRE’s Sixth Annual Southwest Data Center Summit Dreamforce’17
November 2, 2017 November 6-9, 207
Phoenix, AZ San Francisco, CA
DCD London Light Reading's 5G Transport and Networking Strategies
November 7-8, 2017 November 10, 2017
London, UK New York, NY
AWS re:Invent 2017 PTC’18
November 27 - December 1, 2017 January 21-24, 2018
Las Vegas, NV Honolulu, HI
Metro Connect USA NANOG 72
January 29-31, 2018 February 19-21, 2018
Miami, FL Atlanta, GA

In this issue we highlight some exciting news in the Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Space. Some of the most exciting articles can be found below.

Joe Tsai: AI A Vital Problem-Solving Tool For Companies
3D Reconstruction Technology Market: Evolving Technology, Trends and Industry Analysis 2022
Top Display Technologies And Devices Market 2016-2023 Research Report
Google Chrome VR: Users Can Now Browse The Entire Internet in Virtual Reality
Why HoloLens is Microsoft's biggest bet under virtual reality
Global Internet of Things (IoT) and PPE Industry, 2016
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