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Proximity rolls out tier 1 carrier and cloud gateway connectivity services

Proximity rolls out tier 1 carrier and cloud gateway connectivity services

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Proximity Data Centres has announced two new connectivity services to accelerate the choice of high speed, low latency connectivity solutions available to enterprise customers using its rapidly growing portfolio of UK-wide Edge colocation data centres. These initiatives will be delivered in tandem with Next Connex, a specialist provider of integrated data networking infrastructure, hosting and security solutions.    

Proximity Connect and Proximity Cloud Connect will enable customers to easily access diverse network connectivity services to and from racks hosted at Proximity’s Edge colocation data centres, while also meeting its growing hybrid cloud hosting requirements. For example, connecting directly to major London-based facilities such as Telehouse North and West or Equinix LD5 by establishing private Layer 2 & Layer 3 connections to WAN services, as well as seamlessly connect directly into public cloud provider networks such as AWS, Microsoft, Google and Oracle.  

In addition to delivering fast, high availability services between London and Proximity’s UK Edge data centres, there is also the potential to connect to cloud provider data centres in Dublin, particularly from Proximity’s Chester Gates facility in north-west England. 

“We’re offering customers using our UK network of regional Edge data centres straightforward access to competitively priced world-class connectivity, with fully diverse routes, scalable bandwidth and consistent high performance – backed by the network provider,” said John Hall, Managing Director, Proximity Data Centres. “At the same time, our colocation services combined with Proximity Connect and Proximity Cloud Connect enable a seamless bridge for supporting customer hybrid cloud solutions where private and public cloud solutions require high-speed low-latency interconnection.”   

Initial bandwidth options available to customers for both services range from 100Mbps to 100Gbps, with a full range of services including firewalls also available.          

“Our partnership with Proximity is good news for carriers as well as enterprise user organisations looking to move their data closer to users and customers throughout the UK,” said Bob Griffiths, Managing Director, Next Connex. “With the millions of pounds traditionally involved in installing fibre into data centres, the long lead times and complex buying processes, our strong carrier relationships and technical expertise will help ensure Proximity’s new connectivity initiatives are quickly rolled out and easily accessible by its customers. Next Connex is an enterprise-grade UK network carrier – our value is in providing a unified approach to infrastructure, network and virtual data centre solutions, designing and building solutions with the required levels of diversity, resilience and redundancy.” 

Next Connex and future service providers will support the new Proximity connectivity services with helpdesk and other support functions on a 24/7 basis. 

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