Telx is responding to its data center customer needs for more enterprise services through a new relationship with Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT), which is expanding its network services in its 100 Delawanna Ave. data center in Clifton, N.J.
In expanding its point of presence (PoP) in Telx's data center, Level 3 will not only increase its fiber capacity, but it will be able to offer Telx's colocation customers more diverse fiber routes from 100 Delawanna Ave. to other New Jersey and New York metro data centers and financial exchanges.
The deal is significant to both service providers.
For Telx, the addition of Level 3 as a tenant in its New Jersey site that already includes 400 carriers makes the center even more attractive to potential and existing clients that may be looking for a dual fiber connection or specific services like fiber-based Ethernet.
Likewise, Level 3 instantly gains a new hub in the East Coast to extend not only its cloud computing service suite, but the expansion also feeds into its vision of becoming a larger enterprise service player.
While the colocation story used to be all about space and power, Telx's move with Level 3 represents the growing trend to add greater value into the data center through a diverse set of carrier partnerships.
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