07.23.2013
By Terry Flanagan

Allstream Launches International Point-of-Presence in Telx’s Chicago Data Center

Leading IP Communications Firm Establishes Wavelength Service in Telx Data Center

New York, NY ( July 23, 2013)Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, cloud enablement services and 100% Uptime SLA data centers, today announced that Allstream, Canadian leader in IP communications, will establish a new  U.S. point-of-presence (POP) at Telx’s CHI1 Facility located at 350 E Cermak in downtown Chicago. Telx’s CHI1 facility is within the world’s largest datacenter at 1.1 million square feet and one of the most critical facilities for the financial services industry. As the operators of the “Meet-Me-Room,” and one of the largest colocation providers at the CH1 facility at 350 Cermak, Telx provides industry leading data center and connectivity services for the global business community.

Under the agreement, Allstream will establish an interconnection between their original POP in Printer’s Square Chicago, with Telx’s CHI1 data center. The arrangement enables Allstream to offer the same high grade, redundant, IP Wavelength service suite out of CHI1.  Allstream customers now have more choices for their interconnection points.

“Hidalgo Communications  provided us with a number of options and we selected Telx’s CHI1 facility because it enables us to provide more connectivity options into our network; allowing over 98% of Canadian businesses to be reached by US Carriers. We view our partnership with Telx as an expansion of our network footprint,” said Christine Pop, Allstream’s General Manager Sales, Global Partner Solutions.  “Telx enables us to be more responsive to our customers, and to offer more competitive options as well as great services to our clients, not just in Canada and in the U.S. but also globally.”

“Allstream required a facility that would accommodate both inbound as well as outbound customers, from fulfilling Canadian enterprise customers who have needs in the U.S. and on behalf of U.S. based and global carriers who have business interests extending into Canada,” adds Anthony Hidalgo, CEO of Hidalgo Communications.  “Few facilities in Chicago met this requirement but Telx’s CHI1 data center fulfilled all of their needs and then some.”

“Allstream has made significant investments in providing streamlined processes for quick delivery, while continuing to provide exceptional customer and remaining cost effective,” said Anthony Rossabi, SVP of Service Provider Markets for Telx.  “Allstream’s Global Carrier Solutions team helps carriers around the world simplify operations to improve productivity, maximize performance and manage costs. Throughout this process we have been proud to partner with Allstream on design, strategy, and help provide the needed flexibility for pricing and scale.”

Telx’s CHI1 facility provides access to more than 40 of the leading domestic and international carriers and physical connection points of the world’s telecommunications networks and Internet backbones. Located in the South Loop of the Chicago Central Business District, CHI1 hosts the premier mission-critical data center and telecommunications facility in the Midwest. The facility offers access to the CME/LNET Exchanges, direct access to SFTI Network and other carriers via fiber to the other suites within the building.

About Telx
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in strategic, high-demand North American markets. With 20 datacenters supported by 100% Uptime SLAs and 24 Hour Cross Connect guarantees, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry’s highest performance networks and access to 1,100+ customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City, servicing 13 US markets with six facilities across the New York / New Jersey Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, four facilities in California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and two in Santa Clara), two Pacific Northwest facilities (Seattle and Portland), and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit: http://www.telx.com. Become a fan of Telx on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/telxgroup. Interconnection. Data Centers. Community™.

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