Proximity and Next Connex team to offer world-class connectivity

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Proximity Data Centres 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.    

Together, the companies will enable customers to easily access diverse network connectivity services to and from racks hosted at their edge colocation data centres, while also meeting their 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 connecting directly into public cloud provider networks such as AWS, Microsoft, Google and Oracle.  

“We are 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,” John Hall, managing director at Proximity Data Centres, said. “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.”   

“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,” Bob Griffiths, managing director of Next Connex, added. “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 their customers.” 

The company’s growing network of UK regional edge data centres will expand to 20 sites within the next 12 to 18 months. This will enable the company to offer UK-wide coverage with all its edge data centres selected for their proximity to major conurbation areas. Its scalable edge facilities meet individual customer requirements, from specific regional data centre services through to multi-site rollouts. In addition, each data centre develops renewable energy solutions, including battery storage, solar and wind power wherever possible.   

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