Press Release: Metro Optic Partners with Epsilon to Deliver Global On-Demand Connectivity in Canada
Canadian businesses and telecom providers can reach global destinations, world-leading cloud service providers and internet exchanges on a 100G network at the click-of-a button
Metro Optic CEO, Michael Bucheit (left) and Epsilon Chief Commercial Officer, Carl Roberts, celebrating their partnership confirmed during ITW, May 6-9 in Chicago. (Photo: Business Wire)
May 09, 2018 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Metro Optic, a leading provider of high-speed fibre optic networks and interconnection data centres based in Montreal, has partnered with Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider headquartered in Singapore to deliver global on-demand connectivity to the Canadian market through its data centres in Toronto and Montreal.
Epsilon’s on-demand connectivity platform, Infiny, gives users on-demand access to its global interconnect fabric, which includes more than 600 network operators, cloud service providers (CSPs) and internet exchanges (IXs). The platform enables direct connectivity to world-leading cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud platform, Microsoft Azure and Alibaba Cloud as well as more than 90 data centre locations globally.
Epsilon has recently announced that it will be deploying next-gen 100 Gigabyte per second (100G) packet optical switched ethernet technology to enable hyper-scale connectivity to support the growth of Big Data, IoT and Cloud on a global scale. The deployment will enable Epsilon to serve Metro Optic’s Canadian customer base with 100G connectivity on-demand via its Infiny platform.
“With a fast-growing ICT sector and a thriving interactive media industry, Canada has evolved into an important global digital hub,” said Carl Roberts, Chief Commercial Officer at Epsilon. “We are looking forward to working with Metro Optic to support the growing international connectivity and interconnection requirements needed by this business sector. Epsilon will offer direct access to the US market while acting as a bridge to both Europe and Asia. Our partnership also gives us significant reach into the Canadian market and allows us to continue to execute on our vision for global cloud-centric networking”.
“Through our partnership with Epsilon, we can offer customers access to a global ecosystem of internet exchanges, network operators and leading cloud platforms on a massive 100 Gigabyte communications backbone. Through Infiny, this is accessible from one place, online and on-demand,” said Michael Bucheit, Chief Executive Officer at Metro Optic. “Epsilon’s global customer base will also now have seamless access to Canada and its network operators who service millions of Canadian enterprises and consumers. This regional access is facilitated through our interconnection hubs in Toronto and Montreal, which then extends to other key data centre locations over our high-speed fibre network.”
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About Metro Optic
Metro Optic is Canada’s largest independent, carrier-neutral operator of high-capacity fiber networks and carrier-dense interconnection and colocation facilities. The company offers dark and lit fiber solutions to medium and large sized businesses, telecom carriers, cloud operators, wholesalers and datacenter operators. The Metro Optic network reaches critical corporate and wholesale datacenters and interconnection locations in the greater Montreal and Toronto areas.
Under the I.C.E Datacenters brand (www.icedatacenters.com), Metro Optic operates multiple carrier-neutral, fiber- and provider-dense interconnection datacenters in Canada. These include leading interconnection sites in downtown Montreal and in Markham (Toronto). Metro Optic is a leading player for digital growth in Canada. For more information visit www.metrooptic.com.
Epsilon is a global Cloud-centric Network Service Provider, extending carrier grade connectivity services to the world’s communications and cloud ecosystems. The company offers smart networking capabilities that combine on-demand infrastructure, automation, web-based portals and APIs to give partners friction-free access to global connectivity.
All Epsilon services are powered by a next generation hyper-scalable global backbone which connects all the leading telecoms hubs globally. Across this fabric encompasses a dense ecosystem of carriers, service operators and Cloud providers offering the leading interconnect point for a diverse set of network and connectivity requirements. For more information, visit www.epsilontel.com.
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