Four companies, focused on four key areas of services, have partnered to launch the Continental Edge, the easternmost direct interconnection point between Europe and the United States. The move is designed offer the first holistic solution that delivers best of breed colocation, connectivity, internet, and subsea cable solutions. The partnership is an amalgamation of companies brought to market collectivity by 1025Connect (for colocation); Aqua Comms (transatlantic subsea connectivity); DE-CIX (the leading Internet Peering Exchange), and Epsilon (a global network service provider providing on-demand SDN connectivity solutions).
1025Connect’s data center and colocation facilities serves as the central point where Aqua Comms’ AEC-1 cable lands and Epsilon and DE-CIX platforms are available. Any customer connected to Epsilon’s leading SDN platform, Infiny, can now design, provision, and manage network connectivity from its dense European footprint across AEC-1, the shortest subsea route between the United States and Ireland. This consists of inter datacenter, cloud or internet exchange connections, including to the leading internet exchange DE-CIX. DE-CIX customers can leverage the company’s direct peering options or its GlobePEER Remote capabilities to reach more than 1,100 unique global networks with nearly 200 locally available directly from 1025Connect’s Long Island data center.