tw telecom is preparing to launch Business Ethernet connectivity directly to the new Equinix Cloud Exchange. The carrier expects to be the first to provide Ethernet service in the Seattle SE3 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center facility. The service will enable seamless and direct access to multiple cloud services and providers on the Equinix Cloud Exchange
The presence in Seattle also enables tw telecom to offer SE3 tenants secure performance and optimized connectivity directly to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud via a direct connection to the Western US and GovCloud regions.
"We are excited to have tw telecom connect to SE3 and look forward to supporting their present and future data center needs," said Jim Poole, vice president, global service providers, Equinix. "Seattle is a very strategic market for our customers as they implement robust networking and cloud solutions to facilitate business growth. This relationship with tw telecom demonstrates our ability to collaborate with one of the nation's top network service providers to offer a robust IT backbone to our customers."
"As our customers' business needs continue to evolve, security, capacity and access to the cloud are critical priorities for us to help solve their most pressing challenges," said David King, vice president and general manager, tw telecom Seattle. "Expanding our relationship with Equinix here in Seattle is a critical step in helping solve capacity challenges while offering more efficient access to the cloud for our customers. Working with Equinix and leveraging its Cloud Exchange ecosystem provides the speed to market, cost efficiency and return on investment that are paramount to our customers' success."
- Earlier this month, Level 3 Communications agreed to acquire tw telecom in a deal that will combine its global fiber network and international data centers with tw telecom's extensive metro footprint in major U.S. markets. The stock-and-cash transaction is valued at $40.86 per TWTC share, or $5.7 billion in aggregate, based on market close as of June 13, 2014. tw telecom stockholders will receive $10 cash and 0.7 shares of Level 3 common stock for each share of tw telecom common stock that is owned at closing.