October 18, 2010
Telx Partners with Guavus to Ensure Better Internet Peering Decision Making
By Trupti Kamath, TMCnet Contributor
Telx, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in 15 strategic North American markets, announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Guavus, a provider of dynamic decision-making solutions.
Through this partnership, Telx Internet Exchange (TIE) participants in New York City, Atlanta, Phoenix and Dallas are now able to securely access traffic exchange statistics with their peering partners and make informed decisions based on real-time data to ensure optimal interconnection with their partners.
“We partnered with Guavus because they offer a managed solution delivering our customers real-time insights into their network traffic,” said Michael Lucking, Director of IP Development and Engineering at Telx. “Working with Guavus has allowed us to focus on our core business and leverage Guavus to add invaluable traffic insights for our TIE participants. Our Guavus solution required no IT involvement and was fast to deploy, making this a successful partnership with rapid execution.”
As part of the partnership, Guavus installed and actively manages systems in selected Telx facilities. The Guavus solution delivers continuous traffic analytics in real-time at no additional cost. Telx can now offer its peering participants a unique view into their interconnection traffic patterns, as well as the ability to work directly with Guavus for more detailed traffic analytics and data-driven insights beyond what is offered directly through the partnership.
“Telx is a leader in the carrier-neutral Internet Exchange marketplace, attracting a Global Marketplace of carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises in key geographies,” said Aseem Parikh, Vice President and General Manager, Guavus. “Jointly, we are offering many exciting differentiated services to our mutual customers and help them make optimal business decisions from their network traffic data.”
The capabilities are now available to all TIE participants through the Telx portal, providing a unique means to actively measure and visualize detailed traffic statistics. Using the portal, TIE participants get a visual understanding of their interconnect traffic based on continuous gathering of peering data. This information empowers them to make optimal business decisions by accurately assessing the cost effectiveness and traffic patterns of each partner and ensuring service level agreements (SLAs) are met.
The company recently announced that the Telx Ethernet Exchange, which helps service providers and enterprises seamlessly interconnect their Ethernet networks, has been named a finalist for the Light Reading (News - Alert) Leading Lights Award for Best New Service in the Telecommunications Industry.
Trupti Kamath is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Chris DiMarco