Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, cloud enablement services and datacenter solutions, today announced that Seaborn Networks, the developer and operator of the first direct submarine cable between the New York metro area and Sao Paulo, Seabras-1, is establishing new gateways to Brazil in several of Telx’s NYC metro area facilities. Seabras-1 gateways will operate out of Telx’s soon to be completed flagship facility, NJR3, located within Telx’s fully-owned data center campus in Clifton, NJ, along with Telx’s NYC1 facility at 60 Hudson Street and NYC2 facility at 111 8th Avenue, both in New York City.
“Partnering with Telx in the New York metro area increases our ability to offer widespread access to our US – Brazil network from the major points of presence in New York and New Jersey when Seabras-1 enters service in Q1 of 2015,” said Larry Schwartz, CEO of Seaborn Networks. “Telx’s datacenters provide us with high performance connectivity to a broad selection of telecommunications carriers in major market locations.”
The direct route between Sao Paulo and the New York metro area offers numerous advantages for Telx customers:
• Lower costs for customers – By bundling backhaul into major points of presence (POPs), Seabras-1 will provide improved access to onward connectivity to key IP hubs, data centers and POPs throughout North America.
• Lower latency between the financial and commercial centers of the US and Brazil – Latency for the New York – Sao Paulo route is engineered at 104ms for POP to POP service.
• Easy onward connectivity to rest of world – Telx’s prime locations within the New York metro area serve as a valuable international gateway for Seaborn Networks to Europe, the Middle East and Africa via trans-Atlantic cables, and enables high speed routes to the west coast of the US to connect to Asia via trans-Pacific cables.
• More reliable network architecture than existing US – Brazil systems. With no interim landings on the subsea route, Seabras-1 will maintain a lower number of active system elements, thereby reducing the probability of system failure. Competing systems have more than 2.3X the number of active elements in delivering a single wavelength service.
“Telx can offer a unique combination of accessibility, scalability and location for the long-term growth of Seaborn Networks’ US – Brazil submarine cable system,” said Eric Shepcaro, CEO of Telx. “We are proud to assist Seaborn Networks as Seabras-1 is deployed to provide the first direct route between New York and Sao Paulo.”
The announcement is another milestone for Telx’s soon to be completed flagship facility, NJR3, scheduled to open in June 2013. Like all of Telx datacenters, NJR3 is a managed, carrier-neutral, secure environment for enterprises, digital media and bio-pharm companies, financial services, network providers and carriers.
About Seaborn Networks.? Seaborn Networks is the developer and operator of Seabras-1, the first direct fiber optic cable between the United States and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Seabras-1 is a 32 Tbps system that will connect New York and Sao Paulo, with a branch that lands in Fortaleza, Brazil. Seaborn was founded by successful submarine cable and wholesale carrier executives with experience in designing, building and operating many of the world’s largest submarine networks. Prior submarine systems designed, built and operated by Seaborn’s workforce represent a total of 75 landing stations, 250 points of presence and 250,000 km of submarine cable (more than 6X the circumference of the earth).
For more information about Seaborn Networks, visit: http://www.seabornnetworks.com.
About Telx.? Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in strategic, high-demand North American markets. With 19 premier C3 Cloud Connection Centers by Telx (SM), Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry’s highest performance networks and access to 1,000+ customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City, servicing 13 US markets with five facilities across the New York / New Jersey Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, four facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and two in Santa Clara), two Pacific Northwest facilities, Seattle and Portland and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C.