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EdgeConneX announces second Atlanta data center, creating campus

24 Aug 2018

The buzz around edge data centers and computing at the edge is getting louder every day as we become more reliant on data.

EdgeConneX (rather aptly named) certainly appears to be profiting, as the company recently announced the creation of a new ‘Edge Data Center’ (EDC) campus in Atlanta.

The new EDC (deemed ATL02) adds 15MW of critical power capacity to the market and will be capable of supporting up to five data halls. Once fully built out the Edge Campus will be equipped to support a total of 21 MW of capacity.

Both facilities are carrier-neutral and feature a number of big name network providers offering IP, lit transport, and dark fiber networking solutions including CenturyLink, Cogent, Comcast, Level 3, Pilot Fiber, Southern Telecom, Crowne Castle, Telia, Charter, Windstream, and Zayo.

Both EDCs  will be SOC2 Type 2, PCI-DSS and HIPAA-compliant facilities and are to be located just outside of the Atlanta city center, interconnected via redundant dark fiber.

EdgeConneX asserts the new campus in Atlanta is ideally placed to support the requirements of both service providers and enterprises, with a range of networking options including private connectivity solutions to cloud providers.

According to EdgeConnex, he Atlanta data center campus can support local requirements for cloud, content, network, and IoT providers, enabling close proximity of infrastructure to customers and end-users with the result being better performance, availability, security, and economics for their services.

Local enterprises demanding private network access to cloud solution providers can also benefit from the new capacity and service provider ecosystem that is available at the Atlanta campus.

“Our Edge Data Centers are specifically designed to provide robust power and cooling with the highest levels of reliability, while delivering industry-leading uptime availability for customers,” says EdgeConneX southeast general manager Bryan Weeks.

“By expanding existing Edge facilities and developing them into regional data center campus environments in markets like Atlanta and Miami, EdgeConneX demonstrates the rapid momentum of the Edge. We will continue to expand our local Edge footprint on a highly distributed global basis to ensure our customers can operate competitively in today’s latency-sensitive, highly proximate, data-driven market.”

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