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February 18, 2009

AboveNet to Connect Four Telx Facilities in New York and New Jersey

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Telx has selected AboveNet, a provider of fiber optic connectivity, to link its New York and New Jersey-based data centers with dark fiber.

Customers installing equipment in one of company’s four New York area facilities will have low latency in their connections between these locations, according to Telx officials.
Additionally, customers will have the option to connect directly to more than 500 other carrier and enterprise customers over a Telx-managed optical transport network. Telx is an operator of interconnection and colocation data center.
Mike Terlizzi, executive vice president for engineering and operations at Telx, said that physical path diversity was a critical design element of the network to ensure reliability for customers. He said that especially for customers working in top-tier financial services where there is zero tolerance for network interruption.
Moreover, Terlizzi said that the dark fiber and optical transport offers low latency for customers connecting to financial institutions’ networks that are colocated in Telx facilities, such as Gargoyle Strategic Investments and ACTIV Financial.
This infrastructure helps in allowing customers expand their operations across many Telx facilities to provide them with the most networks with which to interconnect, and also for purposes of disaster recovery. 
As per an agreement, AboveNet has also extended its dense metro optical network within the Telx suite at 100 Delawanna where it is expected to establish a PoP for serving customers.
Officials said that this enables AboveNet’s enterprise and financial services customers to distribute applications or other critical infrastructure components to Telx’s Clifton, New Jersey data center. 
By using different fiber routes with two separate Hudson River crossings, the new AboveNet dark fiber optical network connects Telx’s four primary New York metro area data centers at 111 8th Avenue, 60 Hudson Street in New York, 300 Boulevard East in Weehawken, New Jersey, and Telx’s newest facility at 100 Delawanna Avenue in Clifton, New Jersey.   
“Our customers can now extend into Telx’s colocation facilities in New Jersey, and source the best data center and optical networking solutions to help them optimize key IT infrastructures,” said MaryBeth Nance, executive director of business development and marketing at AboveNet.
Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart

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