A newly announced partnership between the companies will connect EdgeCore’s Silicon Valley data center campus in Santa Clara to Bandwidth IG’s San Francisco Bay Area network, with up to five distinct points of connection.
Bandwidth IG’s San Francisco Bay Area network spans more than 200 route miles of pure-play dark fiber from San Jose to Milpitas, and the company plans to build another 90 route miles in the area, delivering critical infrastructure in a market with high demand. Under the partnership, new and unique fiber routes and conduits provide EdgeCore’s customers with diverse connectivity options and can mitigate the need to cross existing networks.
“Network diversity and reliability are critical requirements for cloud and technology companies searching for available data center space and power in Silicon Valley,” said Lee Kestler, CEO of EdgeCore. “We are pleased to partner with Bandwidth IG to provide EdgeCore customers in Santa Clara with highly diverse, fully underground fiber infrastructure that enables near-term connectivity as well as the capability for future expansion.”
“EdgeCore is a natural partner as we continue to expand our presence in the Silicon Valley market,” said Bruce Garrison, CEO of Bandwidth IG. “We recognize the importance of creating new fiber infrastructure for data center providers, like EdgeCore, so they can provide mission-critical services to their customers. We look forward to growing our relationship with EdgeCore by delivering purpose-built fiber infrastructure to our mutual customers.”
The announcement is the latest in a busy year of growth and development for EdgeCore, the first of which was the groundbreaking of EdgeCore’s Silicon Valley data center campus in January. Upon completion, the LEED designed campus will support 72 MW of critical load across 540,000 square feet of space.
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