BOSTON — American Tower is now working with Cloudnexion to share key information on its six edge data center locations. American Tower has launched sites in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; Denver; Jacksonville, Florida; and Pittsburgh. Detailed information on each location’s capabilities, power capacity, and more is now available on the Cloudnexion Marketplace.
With the rise of IoT devices and the proliferation of 5G driving demand for distributed data centers, the need for edge facilities is increasing. The inclusion of American Tower edge data centers on the Cloudnexion Marketplace will help users make informed decisions about their network needs.
"Edge computing is only becoming more critical in today's cloud-based environment,” said Jake Cummins, founder and CEO of Cloudnexion. “Milliseconds matter in order for many applications in the modern IT ecosystem to run properly, be it real-time apps or enterprise applications. Working with a leading service provider, such as American Tower, and an expert advisory partner that understands the edge, like Cloudnexion, is sure to make your edge deployment successful."
American Tower launched its first edge data center earlier this year, leveraging its nationwide footprint. The company has a portfolio of communications sites that are ideal locations for customers to enable wireless connectivity and optimize network performance. American Tower has identified existing assets where edge data centers are in demand and is expanding its multitenant solution offerings to include edge facilities in key areas. The new self-contained edge data centers are available for colocation in select markets.
“American Tower is launching these edge data centers at an important time, when demand for edge infrastructure is increasing,” said Eric Watko, vice president of product line management for U.S. tower innovation, American Tower. “Our agreement with Jake Cummins and the Cloudnexion team will give IT leaders access to the expertise and information needed to help them colocate at the edge. Empowering enterprises, and businesses that serve enterprises, with up-to-date edge information will be a driving force for building out critical edge infrastructure.”