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EdgeConneX Partners with SummitIG to Bring Diverse Connectivity to Its New Richmond Edge Data Center

SummitIG Brings Dark Fiber Connectivity to EdgeConneX Edge Data Center, Offering the Lowest Latency Route from Richmond to Northern Virginia

Herndon, VA – April 21, 2015EdgeConneX®, specializing in hosting solutions at the edge of the network, announced today a new partnership with custom network solutions and bandwidth infrastructure provider, SummitIG, to deliver dark fiber connectivity to its newly launched Richmond Edge Data Center® (EDC), with plans to subsequently extend the new fiber infrastructure to the EdgeConneX Norfolk facility.

SummitIG will build directly into the Richmond Edge Data Center via the facility’s diverse building Points of Entry (POEs) for maximum redundancy. This new fiber infrastructure is 100% underground, unique and diverse from existing routes and will enable EdgeConneX customers to maintain control while achieving significantly increased levels of agility, security and performance.

“SummitIG’s robust infrastructure in Northern Virginia and shared commitment to focused offerings and simplified pricing models makes them an ideal partner for EdgeConneX and its customers as we continue to build out our EDC footprint in the region,” remarks Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer at EdgeConneX. “With agile, secure and scalable dark fiber connectivity within our Richmond EDC and a low latency extension to Northern Virginia, EdgeConneX enables high quality content delivery to local-market Internet users, while ensuring seamless disaster recovery and cloud options for Ashburn, Virginia.”

SummitIG’s dense dark fiber route on the I-95 right of way extends to key locations throughout Northern Virginia, providing EdgeConneX Richmond EDC customers with the ability to directly interconnect to Ashburn, Reston or Vienna on the lowest latency route, bypassing Washington, D.C. Additionally, SummitIG offers its dark fiber connectivity solutions throughout the Richmond area.

“Extending our unique dark fiber infrastructure into the EdgeConneX Richmond and Norfolk EDCs unlocks a tremendous value for content and service providers by offering an unprecedented level of connectivity, security and performance for content delivery closer to the edge,” adds Sunny Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer at SummitIG. “We look forward to building upon our longstanding business relationship with EdgeConneX and working together to help shape new industry trends in data center connectivity.”

EdgeConneX specializes in providing purpose-built, power dense and edge of network Edge Data Centers and wireless solutions that enable the fastest delivery of content to end-users. EdgeConneX has created a new edge of the Internet by designing and deploying facilities that are strategically positioned nearest to network provider aggregation points, ensuring the lowest latency data delivery, with an improved quality of service.

The EdgeConneX Richmond EDC is purpose-built and precisely located to provide the shortest and fastest routes for content delivery to local consumers, enterprises and Internet customers throughout Northern Virginia. For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications, email info@edgeconnex.com.

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About EdgeConneX®
EdgeConneX® is a data center provider specializing in hosting content at the edge of the network. They provide Space, Power & Connectivity for content, network, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners. EdgeConneX has created a new edge for traditional networks offering superior performance and economics. Their purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end user. For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere at edgeconnex.com.

About SummitIG
Dulles, Virginia-based SummitIG, LLC, provides custom network solutions and bandwidth infrastructure services using its dense and unique fiber-optic network located throughout key markets in Virginia. The company specializes in dark fiber connectivity for data center, carrier, and enterprise customers, giving them strategic alternatives, unique routes, and greater flexibility to control their own networks. For more information about SummitIG, please visit summitig.com.