PacketFabric selects Aqua Comms' AEConnect to further extend network connectivity
Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017
Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, has announced that PacketFabric, the highly scalable network-as-a-service platform and member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, selects its America-Europe Connect (“AEConnect”) subsea cable system to provision secure, low-latency transatlantic capacity and extend the reach of its disruptive Software-defined Networking (SDN) platform into Europe.

Aqua Comms’ submarine cable system delivers advanced, high-quality connectivity from New York to Ireland with diverse backhaul fibre to additional Points of Presence (PoPs) in the U.S., Ireland and U.K.  Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale.

“Leveraging AEConnect to establish end-to-end high-capacity transatlantic connectivity extends the reach of our network to provide more customers with scalable, reliable and secure access to network and cloud environments in the U.S. as well as internationally,” explains William Charnock, CEO, PacketFabric.  “AEConnect’s state-of-the-art technology allows PacketFabric to further future-proof our terabit-scale networking infrastructure as well as obtain additional route diversity for network reliability.  The subsea cable system is a key part of our global connectivity strategy.”

As part of the strategic partnership, Aqua Comms also utilizes the PacketFabric platform to extend the reach of its service footprint across the U.S.  PacketFabric’s scalable network facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between more than 150 premier colocation facilities across 17 U.S. markets.  PacketFabric customers can now gain near-instantaneous access to transatlantic capacity on AEConnect from any location on its private and secure network.

“We’re excited to partner with PacketFabric and help extend the international reach of its network with secure, low-latency connectivity via AEConnect,” says Andy Hudson, Chief Networks Officer, Aqua Comms.  “This mutually-beneficial partnership will also expand Aqua Comms’ North American footprint, enabling us to serve a wider range of customers across the continental United States.”

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