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Metro2C Alliance adds the LDeX Group

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Metro2C Alliance adds the LDeX Group

Strategic telecoms alliance connects satellite farm in London

31st March, 2014 – Dublin, Ireland – The METRO2C Alliance, a collaboration of leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet Exchanges founded by Sea Fibre Networks, today revealed the LDeX Group as its latest member. LDeX’s fully owned 22,000sq ft London based facility provides customers with highly efficient and secure carrier neutral colocation data centre services supported by best-in-class IP connectivity solutions and connectivity to an extensive on-site satellite farm.

Catering for the exponential growth of the global media sector, LDeX is quickly becoming the digital hub of choice for clients seeking a data centre that can serve an industry with niche requirements for satellite and global network reach for VoD, OTT, Streaming Media, CDN and Broadcast solutions, as well as the ability to support high power density rack configurations. LDeX can meet these requirements through its vast array of satellite downlink capabilities including Astra, Nilesat, Hotbird and Thor as well as it’s rapidly expanding list of on-net carriers with global footprints.

The LDeX data centre facility (LDeX 1) has a carrier neutral eco-system which boasts a range of Tier 1 and Tier 2 network providers and direct access to a number of leading Internet Exchange points, cloud hubs (including AWS Direct Connect), IP transit and bandwidth providers, content delivery networks and metro and long reach Ethernet circuit providers. The METRO2C Alliance aligns best in class data centre operators, like the LDeX Group, and connectivity providers to provide mission critical solutions needed to cope with the growth of the digital economy.

Diane Hodnett, CEO of the Alliances’ founding member, Sea Fibre Networks, said: “As well as providing mission critical data centre and network services, LDeX provides a paramount service to the media industry offering immediate access to satellite downlinks, high content networks, vast storage capacity and maximum levels of security to protect against downtime which is imperative for the media streaming, storage, broadcasting and content delivery sectors.”

Rob Garbutt, CEO of LDeX Group commented ‘We are delighted to join the Metro2C Alliance as a partner and fully endorse the Alliance’s commitment to bringing together best-in class service providers to facilitate a reliable IP infrastructure network that end-users will feel confident in procuring solutions from this robust ecosystem.’’

About The METRO2C Alliance
Founded by Sea Fibre Networks, the METRO2C Alliance is the collaboration of leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet exchanges providing best-in-class communication solutions connecting Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Germany and Asia. The METRO2C Alliance is carrier-neutral facilitating collaboration amongst members, providing enterprises with premier high capacity connectivity solutions matching bespoke requirements such as diverse routing, low latency, scalability and modern technology with very competitive cost efficiencies. For more information and to become a member please visit the website here: www.metro2c-alliance.seafibrenetworks.com

About LDeX Group
LDeX Group (LDeX) provides energy efficient data centres (using 100% Renewable energy) and intelligent networks from its enterprise grade, carrier neutral, NW London facility with a capacity of over 500 racks. Located within the M25 and in close proximity to Central London, LDeX, own, operate and manage their facilities, providing London colocation services to a range of industry sectors to protect the availability of data, applications, ecommerce and online presence.

As well as high quality colocation solutions, LDeX deliver a range of network services including IP Transit, Layer 2 and MPLS solutions. Utilising best of breed Juniper kit, LDeX are able to deliver high capacity and low latency IP Transit and Layer 2 connectivity from multiple points-of-presence (PoPS) across London and Manchester Data Centres including LDeX 1, Telehouse, Telecity, Interxion and Level 3 sites. LDeX’s diverse London metro ring, linking every major data centre in the city, means clients can also connect between data centres over completely diverse routes
See more at: http://www.ldexgroup.co.uk/about-us/

About Sea Fibre Networks
Sea Fibre Networks is a provider of bandwidth infrastructure services including dark fibre, wavelengths and Ethernet. The Company specialises in sub-sea telecoms and is owner and operator of CeltixConnect, Europe’s most advanced sub-sea telecoms network. Sea Fibre Networks delivers the innovation and flexibility businesses need to stay ahead in the market place. It provides network solutions tailored to specific needs with the most efficient service. All products are supported by industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLA’s). These are further enhanced with proactive management and monitoring of the sub-sea cable system.

Information about Sea Fibre Networks can be found at www.seafibre.com.

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