Dallas-based Evoque Data Center Solutions, the company that sprung up to take over AT&T’s data centers when that rather large telecommunications company made the strategic decision to focus on its main businesses, made some news Jan. 25. It has partnered with mobility and fiber connectivity provider ExteNet, which will integrate its line of cloud and fiber network connectivity services into Evoque’s infrastructure at 14 key data centers throughout the United States.
As data from disparate sources continues to pile up in cloud and physical stores for enterprises, the networking involved often becomes more granular, with specific requirements needing to be addressed. This news is about some of those options.
The new Evoque/ExteNet partnership includes the following components:
- provides Evoque’s managed service provider clients with a full range of advanced options, including Blended IP, Regional Connect, Extend Connect and Cloud Connect, with long-haul and data center-to-data center connectivity;
- extends Evoque’s reach to include both its 14 data centers as well as data centers from other providers, located in key markets such as Dallas, New York, Northern Virginia and others;
- delivers simplicity, including a single bill, single account team, and single servicing team;
- offers full visibility portal systems to monitor and manage utilization, as well as other key customer metrics;
- expands Evoque’s vendor-neutral position, allowing clients to choose from a full range of providers; and
- gives clients greater access to partners, suppliers and cloud providers via the Evoque Marketplace.
ExteNet’s delivery of its expanded services into Evoque’s data centers is expected to be complete by the end of January.
“Data center providers must increasingly offer their clients an expanded range of flexible connectivity services to enable a consistent global reach. Evoque’s partnership with ExteNet accomplishes that objective,” Philbert Shih, managing director at Structure Research, said in a media advisory. “By delivering a full range of options, with the promise of more services on the way, Evoque is demonstrating that it’s prepared to work with companies of virtually any size and meet their evolving digital transformation requirements.”
Working with ExteNet, the Evoque Connectivity Suite now makes available affordable point-to-point connections over an extensive footprint throughout North America. It also enables clients to use the Evoque Marketplace to identify and connect with network service providers and their own geographically distributed footprint outside the walls of their data centers to any on-net location–without the need to provision a circuit. All that’s needed is a simple cross-connect, Evoque said.
ExteNet serves its enterprise and data center customers via its purpose-built, low-latency, fiber network that includes a high-capacity 200G metro core, with the capability to expand to 400G and beyond.
“Our objective in working with ExteNet is to optimize the client experience (CX),” Donna Henderson, Evoque’s Chief Marketing Officer, said in a media advisory. “Our alliance gives them added speed, geographic reach and interconnection flexibility on a single bill.”
Evoque also offers a trending service called Remote Hands for multitenant data centers. See this previous eWEEK story for more information.
Evoque Data Center Solutions, headquartered in Dallas, is one of the world’s 20 largest data center firms. It is a colocation services company that owns and operates 31 data centers across four continents, 11 countries and 25 markets. Evoque offers clients a secure space in a highly available and redundant environment. The company supports a diversified base of colocation customers across multiple segments, including utilities, transport, energy, communications, healthcare, and technologies. For more information, go here.
Lisle, Ill.-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. is the nation’s largest privately-held provider of converged communications infrastructure and services addressing outdoor and in-building wireless, fiber and other advanced connectivity needs of its customers. Customers include mobile network operators (MNOs), real estate owners, property managers, wholesale carriers, enterprises, municipalities and rural carriers.