PacketFabric expands software-defined fibre connectivity with phoenixNAP

Created April 25, 2019
Technologies and Products

PacketFabric has deployed a point-of-presence at the Phoenix, Arizona flagship data centre of phoenixNAP, to offer its software-defined Connectivity-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform to customers.

The new PoP will provide additional access points to PacketFabric’s international network via phoenixNAP’s US data centre network, while phoenixNAP’s customers will benefit from greater carrier choice and improved connectivity.

PacketFabric competes against the likes of Megaport and Equinix in offering optimised software-defined fibre network connectivity to customers. Customers can create secure interconnections to every point on PacketFabric’s network and reach major internet exchanges and cloud service providers.

phoenixNAP’s Arizona data centre (pictured) will also enable PacketFabric to deliver wider direct customer access to AWS Direct Connect, to smoothly access Amazon cloud services. As the only AWS Direct Connect edge location in Arizona, phoenixNAP is uniquely positioned to support PacketFabric’s cloud expansion efforts.

“The collaboration with PacketFabric is our next step in ensuring carrier neutrality and expanding interconnectivity options for our customers,” said Ian McClarty, president at phoenixNAP. “Our flagship data centre hosts over 30 premier bandwidth, network and telecom carriers, and we are excited that PacketFabric is a part of that ecosystem.”

“We are seeing a consistent uptick in adoption of our cloud on-ramp solutions, and to meet the needs of our customers we are constantly looking for new avenues of expansion,” said Chad Milam, president and chief operating officer at PacketFabric. “Our decision to work with phoenixNAP was driven by multiple factors, most important of which are its strategic location, security, robustness and the availability of AWS Direct Connect.”

Last year, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) interconnected with PacketFabric to provide a 100G transatlantic service from New York to London via its FA-1 North submarine cable system. The deal enabled PacketFabric to speed its expansion plans in Europe. GCX’s FA-1 North cable system connects the US, the UK and France.

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation