San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – March 4, 2008 – Wide-area Internet exchange services provider, PacketExchange, has joined carrier-neutral data center management firm, CRG West, to expand its data centers, within PacketExchange’s peering network portfolio.
PacketExchange customers, not already resident in CRG West facilities, will now benefit from Any2 Remote — a new service available through the PacketExchange and CRG West partnership. With Any2 Remote, PacketExchange customers can easily access, through a VLAN connection from their existing PacketExchange PoP connection, any CRG West ANY2 peering exchange in North America.
John Savageau, Managing Director of CRG West noted, ”This partnership contributes to both companies’ desire to make a more powerful, more efficient and overall better performing global Internet. We are pleased this partnership has come into fruition. We look forward to continue to work with PacketExchange to offer our customers the highest level of service and value-add solutions through the Any2 fabric.”
The partnership also introduces, Any2 Local, a new service that enables CRG West’s Any2 exchange peering community to easily connect with the PacketExchange wide-area Internet exchange. Immediately available, Any2 Local will enable CRG West’s exchange peering community access to PacketExchange’s rich suite of services offered through the CRG West network fabric, including:
eXpress – A closely monitored, shared VLAN service that enables multi-lateral, wide-area peering. This involves a dynamic global exchange that allows customers to rapidly and cost-effectively discover, establish and manage multiple delivery relationships with over 120 customers connected to the PacketExchange eXpress fabric.
ProXimity – A secure and dedicated VLAN connection designed to allow customers to bilaterally peer their networks directly and cost-effectively, without compromising visibility, control or service levels across a wide-area peering network.
DireXion – Provides guaranteed security and service quality of a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint private network combined with the simplicity and flexibility of Ethernet technology.
Jason Velody, CTO of PacketExchange noted, ”Teaming up with CRG West not only enables us to increase our international peering capabilities, but it allows our customers to benefit from a richer set of services and greater access to a larger addressable peering community. This partnership is testament to PacketExchange’s ongoing pursuit to work with premier partners, like CRG West, that enable the company to offer its customers the greatest number of peering opportunities available.”
CRG West is a colocation and property management company. Established in 2001, CRG West provides colocation, connectivity services, remote hands support and the fast growing Internet exchange, the Any2 Exchange, to its growing client base. Now with ten data center locations, CRG West manages carrier-neutral data centers in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington D.C.
PacketExchange is a provider of wide-area Internet exchange services with an application delivery platform network that spans Europe, United States and Asia. PacketExchange offers its customers a reliable, fast and secure Internet connection, while providing a superior user experience. PacketExchange has an impressive portfolio of over 450 customers, including Microsoft and Yahoo!, and is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices in San Francisco, New York City and Seattle. PacketExchange is growing rapidly and has been ranked as the 49th fastest growing UK company in the 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and 18th fastest growing technology company of 2006 in The Sunday Times Tech Trak.
To learn more about PacketExchange, please visit www.packetexchange.net.
For more information about CRG West, please visit: www.crgwest.com.