Interconnection and data center company Telx has announced that Black Lotus, hardware protection solutions provider, has taken advantage of Telx’s C3 (News - Alert) Cloud Connection Center in Los Angeles, Calif. to strengthen its Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) protection and mitigation solutions.
With 17 state of the art facilities located through the metropolitan cities of the United States, Telx’s data centers enable information to be exchanged easily and seamlessly while improving network performance for customers and lowering network cost.
“Very few organizations have the knowledge and experience we have to perform this level of DDoS mitigation that also supports IPv6,” said Jeffrey Lyon, president of Black Lotus. “But without the space, power and carrier-neutral connectivity Telx provides, we would not have the ability to perform these services as quickly and cost effectively. Telx colocation gives us the flexibility to scale as our business needs change, while the ecosystem of providers means that we can choose the carriers we want to do business with.”
Since customers have the ability to connect to markets, exchanges and business partners through a global ecosystem of companies, Black Lotus can choose its desired carrier to quickly and effectively trace the source of network traffic which results in many DDoS attacks.
“An effective, immediate response to a DDoS attack on a customer’s web site is dependent on our ability to work with associated network third parties, such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and carriers,” said Lyon. “By co-locating our IT infrastructure in Telx’s Los Angeles facility and leveraging its large array of carrier connectivity choices, Black Lotus has the ability to access vital Tier 1 infrastructure information in a carrier-neutral fashion, helping us better serve our customers and mitigating future DDoS attacks.”
Infrastructure information provided by Telx’s over 1,000 customers and high performance networks include leading communications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers and enterprises.
Furthermore, Telx’s Los Angeles data center experienced an 18 percent increase in colocation space with higher power density gives Black Lotus room to scale, and to quickly establish a Points of Presence (PoP), according to the release.
The addition of Black Lotus comes two weeks after Telx announced the closing of a $75 million incremental term loan agreement. According to the release, the company will leverage the transaction to supplement its liquidity position, as well as for general corporate purposes.
Chris Downie, president and chief financial officer of Telx, said, “This transaction continues to position Telx for future growth in 2012 and beyond, including the ability to quickly respond to the needs of our customers with new expansion opportunities.”
Edited by Jennifer Russell