10 January 2019
Next Generation Data (NGD) today announced its hyperscale data centre in South Wales is now connected to the Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) network.
GCX is a subsidiary of India’s Reliance Communications and is said to own the world’s largest private undersea cable system which spans more than 68,000km. It offers VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities, providing customers with a global service delivery platform. GCX’s network is also claimed to carry around a fifth of the world’s internet traffic.
The connection of emerging markets such as India and South East Asia to established markets in Europe and North America is a key strategic focus for GCX. Its aim is to deliver ultra-high bandwidth services up to 100Gbps to support internet traffic, OTT content, and enterprise data and cloud computing services.
The company hopes linking to NGD will bolster its ambitions. Stefano Mazzitelli, GCX’s president of Europe and USA, says: “NGD’s world class data centre and its direct connections to major hyperscale cloud services will be of real interest to our enterprise customers whose digital transformation is underpinned by cloud services like those hosted in [the centre].”
Located near Newport, NGD is a purpose-built carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility offering 750,000ft2 of technical space that can house up to 22,000 racks. It is also said to offer a high capacity 180MVA power supply sourced from 100 per cent renewable energy, as well as a variety of on-site high-speed, low latency carrier interconnects.