July 07, 2014
Allied Fiber Links to Cologix's Jacksonville Meet-Me-Room
By Mandira Srivastava
Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and datacentre company, attracts new networks to its Jacksonville, Florida datacentre, reinforcing the growing importance of the market on the international network map.
The company has announced today that Allied Fiber has established a point-of-presence (PoP) within Cologix’s Meet-Me-Room.
Allied Fiber, the United States' first open-access, network-neutral colocation and dark-fiber superstructure announced that its 360-mile, 528-fiber-count Southeast Florida segment is officially Ready for Service (RFS). The first segment connects the NAP of the Americas in Miami to Cologix's Jacksonville data center and Meet-Me-Room (JAX 1) in the 421 West Church St. carrier hotel.
The segment offers market Allied Fiber's promise to reduce barriers to long-haul network expansion by creating a network-neutral, dark-fiber infrastructure available to carriers, nontraditional network operators, and enterprises.
Jay Newman, chief sales officer, Cologix said in a statement,” Allied Fiber has advanced a bold idea to a reality from Miami to Jacksonville. We are happy to welcome them to the interconnection community in Jacksonville's Meet-Me-Room,”
While accessing Allied Fiber's dark-fiber segment, Cologix's customers can interconnect with more than 20 networks.
Jason Cohen (News - Alert), chief operating officer, Allied Fiber said in a statement, “A core element of Allied Fiber's network philosophy is to connect to important network-neutral data centers in carrier hotels, Cologix's facility and Meet-Me-Room in 421 W. Church St. was an obvious location for our network to reach new customers and network routes. We share Cologix's vision that Jacksonville is poised to become an international interconnection point, and we are happy to be working with them.”
Allied Fiber offers a combined long-haul and multi-access point, short-haul fiber optic system coupled with its own colocation facilities to provide control of the underlying physical assets to all network operators.
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