The EDC has been purposefully built and strategically located to provide a secure colocation facility for customers wishing to deliver content and applications to local-market end-users - with the lowest possible latency - creating the best possible user experience.
FREMONT, CA: Edge data center pioneer, EdgeConneX, has just streamlined the path for customers in Arizona to connect to Microsoft cloud services by providing the Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute service in its Phoenix Edge Data Center® (EDC). Azure ExpressRoute enables users to create private connections between their IT deployments and Microsoft's global data centers. The company serves the Phoenix metropolitan area from the EDC, located near the heart of the Arizona State University Campus in Tempe, less than 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix.
"The Phoenix metropolitan area has one of the fastest growing populations in the country, which in turn is attracting many new and established enterprise and technology companies to establish large front and back-office operations, call centers and distribution hubs in the area," says Aron Smith, Vice President for Interconnection Product Management at EdgeConneX. "By providing these companies local private access to the Cloud in Phoenix via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute at EdgeConneX, customers can enjoy all the benefits of the Cloud with a secure, dedicated and local access solution that simultaneously optimizes performance and reduces costs."
The EDC has been purposefully built and strategically located to provide a secure colocation facility for customers wishing to deliver content and applications to local-market end-users - with the lowest possible latency - creating the best possible user experience. The Phoenix EDC has one of the wealthiest network service provider ecosystems in the Phoenix market. The carrier-neutral Phoenix EDC now serves as a direct edge cloud on-ramp node. Customers can establish secure, scalable, and affordable links to Microsoft services, including Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
"EdgeConneX enables businesses to have direct connections to the cloud that are highly secure, offer guaranteed performance, improved latency, and ultimately reduce the overall costs of accessing the cloud. The company has also teamed up with managed service providers such as Rackspace to help organizations carry out cloud migration strategies," said Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer of EdgeConneX. The company was listed as one of the 20 Most Promising AWS Solution Providers for 2019 by CIOReview magazine.
With the new Azure ExpressRoute site now available in Phoenix, customers already located in the local EdgeConneX data center can order a simple cross-connect to privately access all Microsoft cloud services through the global Azure platform. All other enterprises located in the greater Phoenix area can also connect to the local Azure ExpressRoute site by using the various metro ethernet solutions offered by their local carrier to connect back to the EdgeConneX data center or other ExpressRoute partners offering connectivity to the Phoenix site.