EdgeConneX Moves the Cloud Closer to the Edge

EdgeConneX®, not only pioneered the edge but also drives edge advancements and capabilities globally. From hyperlocal to hyperscale, from purpose-built to build-to-order, EdgeConneX works closely with its customers to offer choice in location, scale, and type of facility. As a leader in the wholesale edge data center model that brought together content ecosystems in close proximity to eyeballs back in 2014, EdgeConneX helped decrease buffering, while also decreasing abandonment of video viewing to create a rich video experience for end-users.

Fast forward five years and EdgeConneX is again enabling expanded capabilities and pushing the evolution of the edge even more. Moving the cloud closer to the edge, EdgeConneX works closely with partners to provide on-ramps that reduce latency and costs. This model helps to provides essential support of Internet of Things deployments, autonomous vehicles, gaming and more.

Memphis Area’s First Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Access Solution

One example of this is with EdgeConneX’s recent launch of local cloud on-ramp services to enterprises in the Memphis area Memphisthrough partnerships with Comcast Business and Megaport. Through these partnerships, Memphis area businesses will have local
access to the world’s leading cloud platforms, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud. By offering dedicated cloud on-ramp services that bypass the public internet, businesses have direct connections to the cloud that are highly secure, offer guaranteed performance, improved latency, and ultimately reduce the overall costs of accessing the cloud. “EdgeConneX has provided a boost to the growing Memphis business climate with this cutting-edge technology investment,” stated Regina Whitley, Executive Director of the Greater Memphis IT council. “This is a big breakthrough for Memphis, as our businesses no longer have to look to major tech-towns for cloud connectivity.”

As an anchor network service provider in 17 EdgeConneX data centers, Comcast Business has been a strategic partner of EdgeConneX. By leveraging Comcast’s fast and secure network, enterprises can directly access hybrid and multi-cloud on-ramp solutions located within the EdgeConneX data center in Memphis.

Megaport will make its multi-cloud access solution available to customers from within the EdgeConneX Memphis data center.  This means that local enterprises in Memphis can now connect tomultipleleading cloud platforms from one location and support multiple workloads and applications in a variety of cloud environments.

“We are committed to delivering an Edge data center platform locally to our customers, and to bringing a better performing, lower cost and more secure cloud to customers in Edge markets like Memphis,” commented Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer for EdgeConneX.

For more information about EdgeConneX visit edgeconnex.com.

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