& cplSiteName &

EdgeConneX Doubles Down in Miami

Carol Wilson
1/30/2017

Miami becomes the first city in which the rapidly growing edge data center company EdgeConneX actually built a second data center, but it is not likely to be the last. Company CTO Don MacNeil says there is a growing demand for diverse locations, both for peering and proximity reasons. (See EdgeConneX Adds Second Miami Data Center.)

"We have heard from a number of customers about the need for diverse locations, both for peering purposes and to be close to business," he says. "We expect we will have multiple sites in a number of key cities."

The new data center is located outside the downtown Miami flood zone and within ten miles of Hollywood Beach. It is set to be a direct gateway to the primary subsea cable landing station in the area, and EdgeConneX expects it will handle growing traffic from the Latin American region. But LATAM growth was not the driving force for the build, MacNeil tells Light Reading.

"We are very opportunistic in our builds," he says. "We were able to land an anchor tenant and find a good location and that is what spurred us to get the new site."


Want to know more about telecom data center strategies? Check out our dedicated data center content channel here on Light Reading.


EdgeConneX Inc. does expect to take advantage of significant traffic growth from the LATAM community via the seven subsea cable landing sites to which it will be able to offer low-latency connections. Traffic from those cables is expected to be a mix of video, data and cloud-based, MacNeil says.


CALLING ALL CLOUD, NFV AND SDN COMPANIES:
Make sure your company and services are listed free of charge at Virtuapedia, the comprehensive set of searchable databases covering the companies, products, industry organizations and people that are directly involved in defining and shaping the virtualization industry.


— Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading

(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Related Stories
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
Featured Video
Upcoming Live Events
March 16-18, 2020, Embassy Suites, Denver, Colorado
April 20, 2020, Las Vegas Convention Center
May 18-20, 2020, Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX
May 18, 2020, Hackberry Creek Country Club, Irving, Texas
September 15-16, 2020, The Westin Westminster, Denver
All Upcoming Live Events
Upcoming Webinars
Webinar Archive
Partner Perspectives - content from our sponsors
Challenges & Key Issues of Constructing 'MEC-Ready' 5G Bearer Networks for Carriers
By Dr. Song Jun, Senior Solution Architect, Huawei Datacom Product Line
Good Measures for 5G Service Assurance
By Tomer Ilan, Senior Director of Product Management, RADCOM
Automation Scores Against Operational Costs – The Business Benefits of Automation and Orchestration
By John Malzahn, Senior Manager, Service Provider Product Marketing, Cisco Systems
All Partner Perspectives