EdgeConneX Partners with SummitIG on Dark Fiber

EdgeConneX has partnered with custom network solutions and bandwidth infrastructure provider SummitIG to deliver dark fiber connectivity to its newly launched Richmond Edge Data Center (EDC), with plans to subsequently extend the new fiber infrastructure to the EdgeConneX Norfolk facility.

SummitIG will build directly into the Richmond Edge Data Center via the facility’s diverse building points of entry (POEs) for maximum redundancy.  This new fiber infrastructure is 100 percent underground, unique and diverse from existing routes and will enable EdgeConneX customers to maintain control while achieving significantly increased levels of agility, security and performance.

“SummitIG’s robust infrastructure in Northern Virginia and shared commitment to focused offerings and simplified pricing models makes them an ideal partner for EdgeConneX and its customers as we continue to build out our EDC footprint in the region,” said Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer at EdgeConneX. “With agile, secure and scalable dark fiber connectivity within our Richmond EDC and a low latency extension to Northern Virginia, EdgeConneX enables high-quality content delivery to local-market Internet users, while ensuring seamless disaster recovery and cloud options for Ashburn, Va.”

SummitIG’s dense dark fiber route on the I-95 right of way extends to key locations throughout Northern Virginia, providing EdgeConneX Richmond EDC customers with the ability to directly interconnect to Ashburn, Reston or Vienna on the lowest latency route, bypassing Washington, D.C.  Additionally, SummitIG offers its dark fiber connectivity solutions throughout the Richmond area.

“Extending our unique dark fiber infrastructure into the EdgeConneX Richmond and Norfolk EDCs unlocks a tremendous value for content and service providers by offering an unprecedented level of connectivity, security and performance for content delivery closer to the edge,” added Sunny Kumar, chief commercial officer at SummitIG.  “We look forward to building upon our longstanding business relationship with EdgeConneX and working together to help shape new industry trends in data center connectivity.”