Hibernia Networks is joining the Equinix Media Cloud Ecosystem for Entertainment (EMCEE), which is an ecosystem of media and entertainment (M&E) businesses, network and cloud providers. The expansion allows customers to seamlessly cross-connect with those facilities on demand.
“The low latency performance and sheer volume of bandwidth capacity available on Hibernia Networks’ global footprint is exactly what Equinix requires for EMCEE,” states Matt George, Senior Manager, Content & Digital Media at Equinix. “More than ever, media and entertainment businesses need to efficiently manage content creation, storage and distribution utilizing high speed network infrastructure combined with cloud technologies. This ecosystem does so with unprecedented speed and ease of implementation.”
“This cloud ecosystem is paramount for all technology driven content production companies,” states Wes Hanemayer, VP of Video Services at Hibernia Networks. “Our focus is to bring next-generation video transport technology to the marketplace that benefits our customers. We’re excited about this new milestone in our well-established partnership with Equinix aimed at better serving the evolving needs of M&E customers.”
The Hibernia Networks’ EtherReach Cloud Exchange service, which the companies describe as one of the largest network connectivity deployments for Equinix’s Cloud Exchange to date, initially includes 12 major cities located across six countries. The second phase, slated for completion in the first quarter of 2016, will expand the reach to 18 cities in eleven countries.
“EtherReach Cloud Exchange provides enterprises, system integrators and wholesale customers with a secure, dedicated global network connectivity solution to the robust selection of cloud service providers available on the Equinix Cloud Exchange,” states Al DiGabriele, senior vice president of product and marketing at Hibernia Networks. “Combining a more consistent and lower latency network experience with access to cost-effective cloud services allows customers to simplify operations, improve efficiencies and accelerate time to market.”
“With locations in 33 markets worldwide, Equinix’s data centers are a major hub for cloud services, and Equinix Cloud Exchange is available in 21 of those markets, and growing,” states Jim Poole, vice president of service provider marketing at Equinix. “Being able to tap into Hibernia Networks’ high capacity, low latency network infrastructure provides customers with a cost-effective, secure and reliable dedicated connection as an alternative to the public Internet.”
Hibernia Networks said its new undersea cable has undergone rigorous testing over the past two weeks. Testing parameters included power stability, spectral efficiency and latency. The results confirmed the latency on Hibernia Express from LD4 in Slough, England to NY4 in Secaucus, New Jersey to be under 58.95ms.
- Hibernia Express utilizes a 6-fiber-pair submarine cable, with a portion of the fibers optimized for lowest latency and a portion optimized for 100X100 Gpbs design capacity. The total cross-sectional design capacity of the cable will be over 53 Tbps. Hibernia Express will initially launch with 100 Gbps transmission capacity using TE SubCom’s C100 SLTE platform. Hibernia Express follows the most direct route between the UK and North America, promising to reduce latency by at least 5 milliseconds over existing cables.