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GCS Partner News: Telx Partners with Appcore to Provide Hosted Cloud Services

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February 07, 2012

GCS Partner News: Telx Partners with Appcore to Provide Hosted Cloud Services

By Erin Harrison, Executive Editor, Cloud Computing

Telx, an interconnection and data center provider in strategic North American markets and a partner of Global Convergence Solutions (News - Alert) (GCS), has joined forces with enterprise private hosted cloud services provider Appcore, allowing Telx to offer its 1,000-plus colocation customers direct, dedicated access to Appcore’s private hosted cloud solution through the Telx Cloud Xchange.

The partnership is significant for enterprise and service providers that want to give their customers the benefits of the private cloud, according to Brian Donaghy, Appcore’s CEO.

“The partnership between Appcore and Telx is an important strategic alliance for enterprise and service providers wanting to deliver the benefits of private cloud to their customers,” Donaghy said in a company statement. “Telx is a world-class data center operator ideal for the Appcore Onsite Private Cloud solution.”

Under the alliance, Appcore can bring a customer’s branded, private, dedicated cloud service online in 30 days or less, which allows them to reap the benefits of cloud computing without the complexities of building it themselves.

Through its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) system, Appcore Onsite provides high availability, certified hardware, company officials said. The IaaS system comes with five modules, including a cloud console for employee self-service and a support portal for CRM, tickets and billing.  

Appcore also offers an enterprise-grade Appstore for applications, including Launch to Cloud technology that installs cloud servers. 

As part of the agreement, Telx colocation customers have ability to install Appcore’s private cloud offerings in all Telx C3 (News - Alert) data centers and directly connect through the Telx EtherConnect service. In exchange, Appcore is able to use Telx’s national footprint to deliver solutions into new markets and “optimize the performance of cloud infrastructure and on-demand applications with private interconnectivity options,” according to Eric Shepcaro (News - Alert), CEO of Telx.

“With Appcore’s Onsite Private Cloud solution, customers can accelerate turnkey cloud deployments, achieve rapid time to value and leverage our purpose-built community that delivers the on-demand services, highly available networking and security solutions they require,” Shepcaro said. “Our C3 Cloud Connection Centers offer the proximity, low latency and flexibility required to optimize Appcore’s innovative mix of private hosted cloud services, securely and cost-effectively.”

As a part of its long-term strategy to expand data center and interconnection services, Telx is building a new data center facility in Clifton, N.J., TMCnet reported. This new purpose built facility will be able to provide 100,000 plus square feet of customizable colocation space to global customers.  

Telx is partnering with Mountain Development Corp. to build the Clifton data center. Mountain Development Corp was also Telx’s development partner for its 100 Delawanna Avenue facility, which connects to more than 400 carriers, business exchanges, and enterprises, with a single connection. The ground breaking for the construction will start in late 2011, and the entire building, including phase one of its data center colocation space, is expected to be ready by late Q4 2012.

Telx is a partner of GCS (News - Alert), a Next Gen Network Solutions rating and routing company. Recently, the company unveiled the GCS Dynamic Capacity Management, a release that equips carriers with a capability that gives them control over the yield they realize across their network.

“With the GCS Dynamic Capacity Management capability, carriers can now begin ‘shaping’ the load on their network in a way that optimizes call completion which means their network yield increases,” GCS’s Chief Marketing Officer Mark Delaney told TMCnet. “What makes this super compelling is that we have done this in a way that maximizes margin. We are leveraging sophisticated capabilities and algorithms to allow carriers to maximize the margin they realize on their network by shaping the origination demand or load on their network.”

Erin Harrison is Executive Editor, Strategic Initiatives, for TMC, where she oversees the company's strategic editorial initiatives, including the launch of several new print and online initiatives. She plays an active role in the print publications and TMCnet, covering IP communications, information technology and other related topics. To read more of Erin's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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