EdgeConneX® has announced that Tata Communications has established a Point of Presence (PoP) at the EdgeConneX Portland Edge Data Center® (EDC). The presence provides interconnection to Tata Communications' carrier-grade IP transit service.

The EdgeConneX Portland EDC houses a robust Internet ecosystem that offers native connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect, as well as cloud onramps to other major cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. The Portland facility’s cloud ecosystem also provides EdgeConneX customers with the latest services for digital infrastructure monitoring and performance measurement, and managed services solutions.

“Tata Communications empowers companies to grow their businesses globally while expanding its reach to the edge, ensuring a secure and improved connectivity experience for their customers and employees,” states Gaurav Anand, vice president, alliances and strategic partnerships, Tata Communications. “We view EdgeConneX as a leader in this space and we are excited to move forward with them, designating their Edge Data Centers as our primary choice for IP transit deployment at the edge.”

Tata Communications’ IP transit service is designed specifically for companies seeking to grow internationally and connect global workforces. Tata Communications’ global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly one million sq ft of data center and colocation space worldwide.

The initial deployment of Tata Communications’ IP transit service in the Portland EDC is complete, with additional deployments planned across other EdgeConneX EDCs in the near future.

“The deployment of an interconnection PoP for Tata Communications’ IP transit service in the Portland EDC provides customers with enhanced connectivity options locally, regionally and internationally,” comments Brian Bellis, vice president, global network and ecosystem development, EdgeConneX.  “By connecting directly, customers gain greater control of their networks through seamless connections and enhanced visibility, resulting in optimal network performance.”