Intelligent Data Centres Issue 51 | Page 9

Bandwidth IG adds third fully diverse dark fibre route to its San Francisco Bay Area Network

NEWS andwidth Infrastructure Group ( Bandwidth IG ) is increasing connectivity capabilities for the data centrerich San Francisco Bay Area with the expansion of its

B dark fibre network .

The addition of a third fully diverse route provides critical fibre infrastructure from Santa Clara in the San Francisco Bay Area to the Great Oaks area of San Jose . The newest route delivers much-needed dark-fibre access to enterprises and data centres in one of the most dynamic markets in the world . area of San Jose ,” said Bruce Garrison , CEO of Bandwidth IG . “ Santa Clara to Great Oaks is one of the most data-centric routes in Silicon Valley . We realised the imperative need of having multiple routes to keep up with demand and to provide true network optionality in the region .”
Approximately 300 MW of additional data centre capacity is under development in the Silicon Valley market , according to Cushman & Wakefield . The growth demonstrates the immense need for reliable infrastructure to connect compute locations , cloud providers and network operators across the market .
Bandwidth IG ’ s expanded network gives hyperscalers , enterprises and network operators access to newly built , 100 % underground and high-count dark fibre between data centres or from data centres to enterprises .
“ With this expansion that connects Santa Clara to San Jose , Bandwidth IG becomes the go-to dark fibre provider with three fully diverse routes between Santa Clara and the Great Oaks

TOWARDEX partners with Evocative to bring broader connectivity to Boston

OWARDEX , a Boston-based network provider specialising

T in data centre interconnections , high-bandwidth fibre optic communications and operator of the Massachusetts Internet Exchange ( MASS IX ), has announced a new partnership with Evocative , a global provider of Internet infrastructure .

Through this collaboration , Evocative BOS1 clients in Boston benefit from the addition of TOWARDEX as a new carrier at the data centre , gaining direct access to MASS IX with over 66 network peering partners and its newly built underground telecommunications conduit system known as the Hub Express System .
TOWARDEX offers substantially increased network carrier options in the greater Boston / New England market . The company ’ s high-bandwidth fibre optic network provides data centre and colocation interconnection capabilities including the MASS IX and the Hub Express System , a fibre optic corridor that provides a hyperscale network of underground conduits to accommodate installations of more than 135 additional fibre optic cables by telecommunications carriers .
“ We are pleased to expand the TOWARDEX ecosystem to Evocative BOS1 , enabling its clients with our fibre network services along with direct access to the hundreds of networks and ISPs available through our IX and massive conduit system ,” said James Jun , Chief Operating Officer of TOWARDEX .
“ When our market succeeds , we succeed . Partnering with a company that shares in our collaborative vision of bringing faster and easier accessibility to Boston ’ s Internet and data centre communities is an ideal outcome .” www . intelligentdatacentres . com