Telx Announces Support For FASTER Cable System

The FASTER cable will connect the Asia Pacific region with the U.S. West Coast.

Data center solutions provider Telx announced its support for the FASTER cable system mid-July. FASTER is a transpacific, underwater network that will connect the west coast of the U.S. to the Asia Pacific region.

The FASTER system, which is expected to begin operation in the second quarter of 2016, will land in the company's Oregon data center, located right outside Hillsboro. Company officials hope the cable will provide secure interconnectivity to customers on both sides of the Pacific.

"We are excited to develop our relationship with the FASTER consortium through the support of this cable system," said Tony Rossabi, Telx's executive vice president of marketing, strategy and sales. "This network infrastructure represents our commitment to the Pacific Northwest, and we look forward to persistent growth in the region."

It was recently announced that colocation services provider Digital Realty would purchase Telx for $1.89 billion. The acquisition would augment Digital Realty's already hefty square footage due to the addition of the 1.3 million square feet of data center real estate managed by Telx.

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