DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator with the fastest-growing IX in the New York metro area, recently announced that Seaborn Networks, a leading developer, owner and operator of subsea fiber optic cable systems, has established an interconnection to DE-CIX New York. This partnership allows Seaborn to offer turn-key direct access from their Seabras-1 cable. A cable that is developed, built, owned and operated by Seaborn, Seabras-1 is a 6-fiber pair, 72Tbps subsea cable system serving as the first PoP to PoP (Point of Presence) transoceanic system reaching from Brazil to the U.S. The cable is also the first transoceanic system to directly connect the commercial and financial centers of North and South America and offers the lowest latency path between São Paulo and the New York metro area.
Leveraging this interconnection to DE-CIX’s New York exchange, the largest and only Open-IX certified carrier and data center-neutral IX in the market, Seabras-1’s South American customers gain access to over 200 U.S. networks. Furthermore, these Seaborn customers can reach these networks without incurring long provisioning intervals or additional costs like cross-connect fees. As the most direct route to New York, this interconnection avoids hurricane zones in the Southeast US and the Caribbean to augment security, creating a more reliable and resilient path backed by Seaborn’s 24/7 proprietary NOC and 100% subterranean backhaul in Brazil.
“This partnership with DE-CIX provides Brazil’s IP networks with one-stop-shop, remote IPX access to DE-CIX’s most compelling interconnect locations, leveraging the scale and agility of Seaborn’s Seabras-1 system,” adds Larry Schwartz, Seaborn’s CEO. “In this new arrangement, Seaborn is pleased to continue supporting the global expansion initiatives of Brazil’s ISP community.”
Yet another benefit of this connection through DE-CIX is that customers utilizing Seabras-1 can now leverage DE-CIX Frankfurt through its GlobePEER Remote solution. DE-CIX developed GlobePEER Remote to provide customers the chance to peer at additional DE-CIX locations with their existing port. The result is virtual LAN connectivity from DE-CIX New York that empowers companies to connect to other DE-CIX locations across the globe, including Frankfurt, Marseille, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf and Istanbul. Utilizing this service, customers can effectively reach over 1,000 European-Asian-African networks.
“I am thrilled that DE-CIX’s unique solution is now available to South American networks over Seabras-1’s lowest latency network to New York,” comments Ed d’Agostino, General Manager, DE-CIX North America. “Through Seaborn, DE-CIX is readily accessible throughout Brazil bringing world-class connectivity between North America and South America and Europe.”
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