Category Archives: Edge Data Center

Comcast Ventures Launches Video Case Study on Portfolio Company, EdgeConneX®

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – February 9, 2017EdgeConneX®, specializing in global infrastructure at the edge of the network, announces today the release of a new  video developed and produced in association with Comcast Ventures. The video case study explores the relationship between EdgeConneX and Comcast Ventures, detailing both how they were a critical early investor in the company and also the story of how EdgeConneX has become the largest global Edge Data Center® (EDC) provider at the edge of the network.

EdgeConneX® to Co-Sponsor and Speak at Metro Connect USA 2017

CTO, Don MacNeil, to Discuss the Importance of Localization to Reduce Latency

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – January 26, 2017EdgeConneX®, specializing in global infrastructure at the edge of the network, announces today its chief technology officer, Don MacNeil, will speak at Metro Connect USA 2017.  The company will also co-sponsor the event, which takes place January 31-February 1, 2017 at the Nobu Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort in Miami, FL.

On Tuesday, January 31 at 4 p.m., Mr. MacNeil will participate on the panel, “The Edge: The Importance of Becoming Local.”  Mr. MacNeil will be joined on the panel by executives from Alpheus Communications, FiberLight, Global Capacity, NJFX and Schneider Electric.  As metro fiber providers look to localize their services to reduce latency, this session will look at how cloud, data centers and content services are driving this shift.  Mr. MacNeil and his industry colleagues will also discuss how virtualized systems such as SDN and NFV will impact the future of connectivity in metro markets.

EdgeConneX® to Speak on Business and Benefits Associated With Delivering Content, Cloud and Applications at the Edge

Don MacNeil and Phill Lawson-Shanks to Present at PTC’17 in Honolulu, HI

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – January 11, 2017 – EdgeConneX®, the leader in global infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief technology officer, Don MacNeil, and chief architect and vice president of innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will present at PTC’17: Changing Realities, the annual conference of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC).  The event is taking place January 15-18, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Light Reading and EdgeConneX® Present at Upskill University

Light Reading and EdgeConneX® Present at Upskill University

EdgeConneXOn Friday, July 22, EdgeConneX® will team up with Light Reading to present on the topic, The Future of the Metro Data Center Interconnect at Upskill University. EdgeConneX specializes in global data center solutions at the Edge of the network, and “Upskill U” is an online educational resource that delivers must-have information on themes that relate to the overall business transformation taking place in the telecommunications industry.

EdgeConneX® to Host and Sponsor NANOG 67 in Chicago

NANOG 67 Takes Place June 13-15 at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel


EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – June 10, 2016
EdgeConneX®, specializing in global Edge Data Center® solutions at the Edge of the network, today announces that it is the local host and proud sponsor of the NANOG 67 conference.  Presented by the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), the event takes place June 13 – 15, 2016 at the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel in Chicago.  NANOG is a professional association of Internet engineering and architecture professionals whose core focus is the technologies and systems that make the Internet function.

EdgeConneX®’s Chief Architect & VP of Innovation to Speak at DatacenterDynamics Enterprise 2016

Phill Lawson-Shanks to Join Panel Discussion Regarding Future-Proofing Network Architecture

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – April 18, 2016EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief architect and vice president of innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will participate on a panel at the 2016 Datacenter Dynamics Enterprise conference. This annual two-day event takes place April 19-20, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.

Lumos Networks Lights up EdgeConneX’s Edge Data Center in Norfolk, VA

Marks the 35th Data Center Connected to the Lumos Network and the First in the Norfolk/Hampton Roads Expansion Market

LUMOS LogoLumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based infrastructure provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced today that it has extended fiber connectivity into the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center in Norfolk, Virginia. This marks the 35th data center, including 7 company owned co-location facilities, connected to the Lumos Networks 8,607 route mile fiber network and the first in the Company’s expansion market of Norfolk/Hampton Roads, Virginia.

How the Internet of Things is Pushing the Edge

By: Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer, EdgeConneX

Clint Heiden EdgeConneXAccording to Cisco’s 2014-2019 Global Cloud Index (GCI), by 2019, cloud traffic will consume the vast majority of all data center traffic – 83 percent to be exact. At that time, annual cloud IP traffic will reach 8.6 zettabytes, growing more than four-fold since 2014. With this incredible growth of cloud and data center traffic on the horizon, the need has emerged to distribute cloud infrastructure to more locations at the edge of the network. Today’s consumers and enterprises demand the “Internet of Everywhere” for things like 4K content streaming, real-time interactive gaming, industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing – applications that today’s traditional Internet and network architectures can no longer adequately support. The Internet of Everywhere can only be enabled by deploying highly distributed network architecture closer in proximity to end-users. This new Edge of the Internet was created and perfected by EdgeConneX®, a company that specializes in global infrastructure at the Edge of the network.

EdgeConneX® to Discuss the Impact of the Edge on New Data Center Development

Randy Brouckman, CEO, to Present at The Fifth Annual Northern California Data Center Summit in San Francisco 

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – February 4, 2016EdgeConneX®, specializing in global infrastructure at the edge of the network, announces today its CEO, Randy Brouckman, will present at The Fifth Annual Northern California Data Center Summit, taking place at The St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California, February 25, 2016. 

EdgeConneX® to Speak at DatacenterDynamics As-A-Service in Chicago

Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, to Present on Network Edge Data Centers                          

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – October 26, 2015EdgeConneX®, specializing in global hosting solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will participate on a panel at DatacenterDynamics As-A-Service, taking place October 27-28, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago.