Newsletter Q1 & Q2 2017
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What’s New at the Edge
To learn about how the rapid adoption of OTT video and IoT technology is driving increasing connectivity demands at the edge of the network, read the FTI Consulting report, “The Data Center Market is About to Get Edgy.”
Welcome to Miami

During the final quarter of 2016, EdgeConneX® launched its second Miami Edge Data Center® (EDC) on one of the densest fiber routes in the country, creating a main interconnection location for traffic exchange with the Americas. Located in Miami Gardens, just 10 miles north of the NAP of the Americas, this new Miami EDC provides direct access to LATAM, South America and the Caribbean via dark and lit fiber for local EdgeConneX customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), cloud providers and enterprises.

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Portland Says Hello to Hyperscale

As an increasing number of large enterprises such as LinkedIn and Adobe turn to Portland for their dedicated facilities, the data center ecosystem throughout the region has reached hyperscale status. Driven by the availability of multiple subsea cable landing stations delivering international trans-pacific interconnectivity, the increasing demand for data center space within the emerging Portland market has created a new opportunity for EdgeConneX to enter this region with a purpose-built, edge-of-network facility designed for high-performance, low-latency connectivity as well as direct access to top cloud providers.

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Featured Data Center
Breaking the Mold: 30 Edge Data Centers in 4 Years
While the industry average for data center build time is 24 months, EdgeConneX has successfully completed 30 data centers spanning the globe in four short years. Click above to discover our international reach.
News from EdgeConneX
Detroit Internet Exchange Partners With EdgeConneX®, Offering Direct Route Connectivity With Reduced Latency to Detroit Metro Area
NL-ix Establishes Point of Presence at EdgeConneX Edge Data Center in Amsterdam
EdgeConneX® Partners with the Salt Lake Internet eXchange, Offering Connectivity to 10+ Unique Networks
New EdgeConneX® Edge Data Center® in Miami Focuses on Interconnection Relief to South and Latin America with a Transparent Business Model
Megaport to Deploy Its Elastic Interconnection Fabric in EdgeConneX® Edge Data Centers® Globally
We Expanded: New Headquarters in Herndon, VA

EdgeConneX’s European Reach
NL-ix Extends European Interconnection Fabric to Amsterdam EDC
Contributed by: Simon de Boer, Marketing and Communications Manager for NL-ix

European interconnection specialist NL-ix established a new PoP at the EdgeConneX EDC in Amsterdam in April. With peak traffic of 1.7 Tbps and 620+ members, NL-ix is the fifth largest Internet Exchange in the world, but the company does much more with its assets than other Internet Exchanges.
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Edge Market Insights:
Featured Industry News on the Edge
Open19 Initiative launches for data centre and edge
The Open19 Initiative, a foundation focused on open data center and edge solutions, has officially launched. The group hopes to create standardized solutions for open hardware and software solutions in data centers worldwide.
New Open19 Foundation aims to standardize data center and edge platform designs
Microsoft Corp.-owned LinkedIn, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., and General Electric Digital are banding together to form a new foundation that aims to make it easier for enterprises to buy hardware for their data centers.
DartPoints Brings its micro data centers to the Edge
After building several sites in the Dallas market, DartPoints is now ready to take its micro data centers to five new markets, including Phoenix, Las Vegas, St. Paul, Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas, and the Greater New York area.
Microsoft is extending Azure IoT to the Edge of the network
With IoT Edge, Microsoft now makes it easier for developers to move some of their computing needs to these mobile devices as it’s able to run on Windows and Linux and on devices as small as a Raspberry Pi with only 128MB of memory.
The drivers and trends that are moving data centres towards "the Edge"
EdgeConneX’s Phill Lawson-Shanks presented remarkable insight into changes in internet usage patterns, technologies connecting users to the internet and emerging needs for improved data centre infrastructure to support these changes during keynote presentation at the Toronto Board of Trade.
Key Partnerships
EdgeConneX Cloud Access Partnerships Continue to Expand
Over the course of the past six months, EdgeConneX has continued its extensive expansion efforts to bring local cloud access solutions to the Edge of the network. In addition to its existing APN Partnership status with AWS, EdgeConneX has recently established a direct partnership with Microsoft Azure, offering access to ExpressRoute in several EdgeConneX EDCs across North America.
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Meet EdgeConneX at These Events
AWS Summit Chicago
JULY 26 - 27, 2017
Chicago, IL
AWS Summit NYC
AUGUST 14, 2017
New York, NY
Capacity North America
SEPTEMBER 6 - 7, 2017
Denver, CO
Join Phill Lawson-Shanks as he presents:
Making the Edge a Reality - Localizing Phoenix
Neutral Peering Days
SEPTEMBER 14 - 15, 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit (451 Event)
SEPTEMBER 18 - 20, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Carriers World
SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2017
London, UK
Random Thoughts: On the Edge
On May 11, during his keynote presentation at the Toronto Board of Trade, EdgeConneX chief architect and vice president of innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, discussed the popularity of IoT devices and how the continued growth requires ubiquitous connectivity - something EdgeConneX’s data centers are helping to enable. Key topics covered in his presentation include the shifting internet usage patterns, innovative connectivity technologies and the emerging need for improved data center infrastructure to support widespread connectivity. Check out this article from Morrison Hershfield outlining key takeaways from Mr. Lawson-Shanks’ presentation. The Drivers and Trends That Are Moving Data Centres Towards "The Edge"
Community Commitment
EdgeConneX Scores a Hole-in-One for U.S. Veterans
This past April, EdgeConneX supported the 25th-Annual ‘Swing for Freedom’ invitational golf outing sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) benefitting the United Service Organization (USO). Total contributions to the USO topped $40,000 – the organization’s largest donation in the last five years. During this fun-filled afternoon, participants gained the opportunity meet Wounded Warriors while raising money to help ease the financial burdens on veterans resulting from services not covered by the VA.
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Coming up: Volume II of ‘On Edge’ will feature a virtual reality tour of our Boston data center. Click here to request your VR glasses in advance.
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