EdgeConneX announced in late March that it will be building three new Florida data centers to improve Internet performance and provide a better experience for end users in the state.
The massive project includes construction of a Tallahassee data center, a Jacksonville data center and a Miami data center, all of which are set to go live by the end of the second quarter of 2015. The new facilities will be "edge data centers," meant to provide improved Internet access to customers through the use of increased peering points.
"The Internet is served from one of nine peering points across the U.S. today, which worked fine for email," said Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer for EdgeConneX. "Our Edge Data Center locations in Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Miami increase Internet performance significantly and provide a better Internet experience for end users. Browsers search faster, videos stream without interruption and applications deliver time-sensitive data…on time."
EdgeConnex is focused on serving content provider and delivery networks in underserved metro areas that are commonly overlooked by Internet infrastructure firms. The company uses its facilities to host bandwidth-intensive, latency-sensitive content and applications at the edge of the network.
The three Florida data centers will all be power dense and scalable to more than 3.2 MW of power, as well as capable of delivering more than 20 kW per rack. The locations of the facilities were specifically chosen so one would be located in each section of the state – one in the north, one in the center and one in the south.
Along with the facilities in Florida, EdgeConneX is planning to build 10 additional data centers across the country throughout the rest of this year.
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