Last month TMC’s (News - Alert) Carrie Schmelkin reported that Telx, an interconnection and data center provider in North American markets and a Global Convergence Solutions (News - Alert) partner, welcomed DukeNet Communications to its Telx Ethernet Exchange. DukeNet Communications, a North-Carolina based fiber optic telecommunications provider, hopes to make the process of interconnecting with service providers on a one-to-many basis more efficient and simpler by using the Ethernet Exchange service.
The company focuses on carrier interconnectivity. As Brown explained, with the evolution of cloud, “we’re seeing the need for cloud providers to gain extensive connectivity.” He said the company is moving out of being a traditional carrier hotel to more of a cloud connection center.
The idea behind Telx Cloud Connection Centers, according to Schmelkin, is to help cloud service providers like SoftLayer and their enterprise end users securely connect their infrastructures by relying on Service Level Agreements to guarantee Infrastructure as a Service and application uptime.
It’s a competitive environment. There’s a lot in the infrastructure as a service world especially, and as Brown noted, that means price points are going to decline, with cloud brokers appearing, and to differentiate, services like hybrid are going to be more important: “You support hybrid, you can charge a premium rate for the private cloud, you can charge a more premium rate for the connectivity, you can start delivering quality of service directly in the carrier backbone. You have something unique there.”
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