Cogent deepens network reach across nine vXchnge data centers, increasing upsell potential

Cogent Communications has signed an agreement to extend its network into nine vXchnge data centers, deepening its reach in a number of key U.S. cities on the East and West Coast.

By completing this network expansion, vXchnge's business customers in Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Philadelphia and Secaucus data centers will join those in vXchnge's Santa Clara, Calif., New York City, Jersey City, and Cleveland facilities to get access to Cogent's Ethernet-based Internet access and data transport services.

The agreement has potential benefits for vXchnge and Cogent.

While the expansion is a boon on the U.S. side, these customers could also gain access to Cogent's broader network set of network facilities. Today, Cogent serves 190 markets in 42 countries, meaning that businesses could broaden their reach outside of these initial cities.

By positioning its data center customers at the network edge, vXchnge said it can provide greater reliability for its array of e-commerce, cloud applications and video content customers.

Being primarily a network connectivity company, Cogent could use the vXchnge to upsell its existing and new customers in the regions served with complementary data center services without having to make a new investment in such facilities.

For more:
- see the release

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