October 21, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia is home to one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, with nearly twenty Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the area. As a result, the rapidly growing hub is experiencing a flurry of development in the data center market, with a plethora of new data center projects on the horizon. Boasting a strong business climate, competitive cloud and colocation environment, low natural disaster risk, and powerful connectivity infrastructure, Atlanta is perfectly poised to accommodate a burgeoning data center market.
EdgeConneX®, the only global Edge Data Center® provider, has brought their purpose-built edge-of-network infrastructure solutions to a new Atlanta Data Center Campus. This expansion, which includes two new data centers, allows the Atlanta market to access and distribute content, applications and data directly from the EdgeConneX campus instead of connecting to centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago or Dallas. EdgeConneX’s new facilities follow their guiding focus on proximity to end users, providing unparalleled benefits of lowered latency and increased speed, both of which are unmatched by standard core center performance from more central hubs. With this approach, the new Atlanta Data Center Campus is successfully provisioning the edge with an expanded portfolio of advantageous cloud solutions.
Today, 81 percent of enterprises are adopting a multi-cloud approach, with an average of five cloud services at their fingertips. However, 70 percent of these entities are not maximizing their cloud investments due to inadequate expertise and issue with cost, choice or security. EdgeConneX works to solve these challenges to drive business success and is trusted by the world’s leading and most influential ILEC, cable and content providers.
With services from the company’s partners, Unitas Global and Megaport, the Atlanta Data Center Campus will provide the fastest and most secure content, cloud and application delivery possible. Unitas Global’s hybrid cloud solutions will streamline migration, augment expertise, and increase the value across your journey to the cloud. and Multi-cloud access by Megaport deliver choice by providing dedicated and secure connectivity to top Cloud Service Providers, including AWS, Microsoft, Google, and more.
Although it can be a challenge to meet the needs of a fast-paced and high-volume market, the new facilities are prepared to accommodate content, cloud and application delivery. The facilities are flexible enough to support deployments ranging in size from a single rack, to a large custom cage or pod, all the way to a build-to-suit solution, allowing for further scalable provisioning to meet clients’ future needs. The two Atlanta data centers will total 16MWs of critical power, both allowing clients to access multiple leading network service providers for connectivity.
Atlanta’s favorable market conditions create a competitive landscape for cloud and colocation service, making it a perfect location for the EdgeConneX expansion. The area has a diverse economy that includes businesses in a range of sectors including technology, banking, finance and healthcare, all of which will have facilitated transactions and participation with EdgeConneX data centers. Complete with superior operating reliability, high-density power, and carrier-neutral support, the new campus ensures that businesses addressing the Atlanta market will no longer need to access external peering hubs. Instead, these entities can experience bolstered data and content distribution through EdgeConneX’s expert local cloud access.
In the beginning of November, EdgeConneX, along with their partners Comcast Business, Unitas Global, Megaport and CBRE hosted a Beers with Peers event in the Atlanta market. The event provided local business leaders the opportunity to visit the data center, network and talk about bringing the cloud to the edge with other industry peers.