Category Archives: AEConnect
An Interview with Tom McMahon, CTO of Aqua Comms
Aqua Comms’ America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) represents not only a new transatlantic cable, but also a new way of building networks – data center to data center, instead of cable landing station to cable landing station. Interconnecting metro networks and designed to address the rise in demand for transatlantic data center interconnectivity (DCI), Aqua Comms has incorporated the most important data center locations in New York, Dublin, and London as key Points of Presence (PoPs) into its system. Additionally, AEConnect offers customers an alternative route from New York to London via Dublin, end-to-end encryption, demonstrating the ability to safeguard all data at the optical layer, and a level of resilience that is unmatched by any other transatlantic subsea cable.
Aqua Comms to Speak on Strategic Relationships Integral to Delivering Content to the Network Edge and the Convergence of Subsea and Terrestrial Networks
Aqua Comms CEO Nigel Bayliff and Head of Network Engineering Jol Paling to Present at PTC’17 in Honolulu, HI
DUBLIN – December 20, 2016 – Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, today announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Bayliff, and Head of Network Engineering, Jol Paling, will speak at PTC’17. The event takes place January 15-18, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The last thing an enterprise needs is to get locked into a costly, long-distance subsea connectivity service. Flexibility and agility is critical for success, as multinational businesses experience varying levels of network traffic.
This year started off on a high note for Aqua Comms DAC when it launched America-Europe Connect (AEConnect), Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fiber optic network interconnecting Dublin, London and New York.
After AEConnect went live, Aqua Comms built off of its momentum by forming strategic partnerships with multiple top-tier terrestrial networks, global data center hubs and interconnection facilities. Aqua Comms also made an agreement to use Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) facilities in London and New York as carrier-neutral access points for its transatlantic submarine network.
Aqua Comms Limited (Aqua Comms), a global leader in scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, recently announced a new partnership with Telehouse, a leading provider of data center services. Moving forward, Aqua Comms will rely on Telehouse to serve as a European hub for its next-generation transatlantic network.
Aqua Comms has successfully completed a proof of concept of Ciena’s® WaveLogic Encryption solution, demonstrating the ability to safeguard all data at the optical layer on its high-capacity America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) transatlantic cable system. Providing secure, flexible and reliable connectivity linking New York to London via Dublin and beyond to greater Europe, AEConnect is designed to meet the explosive growth in bandwidth demand from carriers, global data centers, cloud-based networks, financial services companies and content providers.