InfoRelay Expands Peering Relationships in Los Angeles—Strengthens Cloud Position

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National managed colocation and cloud provider boosts network connectivity.

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By adding direct peering to Amazon, we're strategically positioning our network so that our clients can take advantage of our colocation services and communicate directly with Amazon as part of an overall cloud infrastructure.

InfoRelay, a leading colocation and managed IT services provider, recently announced its newest peering relationship with Amazon in Los Angeles market. The inclusion of Amazon in network peering arrangements will aid InfoRelay in its efforts to build on current infrastructure to become the nation's leading network infrastructure provider for cloud deployment initiatives.

“By adding direct peering to Amazon, we're strategically positioning our network so that our clients who also utilize AWS, Amazon EC2, or Amazon S3 can take advantage of our colocation services and communicate directly with Amazon as part of an overall cloud infrastructure”, stated Matt Francis, Service Provisioning Engineer with InfoRelay. “Clients that lease rack space from us within our Equinix points of presence also have the ability to order a direct cross-connect to Amazon for further network optimization,” added Francis. A spokesperson for InfoRelay has stated that with the addition of connectivity to Amazon as well as multiple other providers and peers, the company's network capacity in Los Angeles has grown to 120 gigabits per second (Gbps), effectively giving the company five times more capacity than its current traffic levels require.

InfoRelay began to custom-tailor its network infrastructure to the needs of emerging cloud services providers while cloud technologies were still in their infancy in early 2008. Shortly after, CoreSite, a company that builds and manages data centers across the United States, selected InfoRelay as the official bandwidth provider to support its Cloud Community initiative. Cloud Community and other client requirements have prompted InfoRelay to expand its operations from Los Angeles, DC, and Silicon Valley, to include New York City and Dallas/Fort Worth for a total of 13 different cloud service locations. “Every major provider and peer we add to our BGP mix gets us closer to our goal of building up our cloud infrastructure and providing the best low latency and fault tolerant network solutions available on the market,” said Brandon Tedder, InfoRelay's Director of Sales. “I am excited to be peering with Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Akamai and a host of other enterprise application providers. It fits our objective: to improve our position as the premier network operator focusing on cloud application solutions and deployments,” Tedder continued.

InfoRelay's direct peering arrangements and upstream provider relationships continue to grow. “InfoRelay's Los Angeles network has grown by leaps and bounds; the latest expansion includes the deployment of a dark fiber ring that circles LA and spans four tier-3 carrier-neutral data centers and many multi-tenant office buildings,” stated Russell Weiss, President of InfoRelay. InfoRelay seamlessly delivers a robust bandwidth blend that includes global networks such as Level 3, Savvis, Global Crossing, Telia, Tata, Cogent, nLayer, PCCW, TW Telecom, and several more. The Los Angeles network has also been constructed to provide optimized routing to eastern Asia with direct peers such as Pacnet, Japan Telecom, and PCCW.

For more information on peering or cloud support services please contact InfoRelay directly at info at inforelay dot com.

About InfoRelay Online Systems, Inc.
InfoRelay Online Systems, Inc. delivers enterprise-level managed IT services, including colocation, bandwidth, and metro ethernet connectivity. InfoRelay improves its clients’ efficiency and profitability through the company’s array of reliable IT services and customer support. By demonstrating unparalleled levels of responsiveness, InfoRelay establishes a unique trusting relationship with each client, allowing InfoRelay to act as a 24x7x365 extension of its clients' IT departments. This partnership permits InfoRelay's clients to focus on their core competencies, instead of the day-to-day concerns of hosting infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.inforelay.com, follow InfoRelay on Facebook and Twitter, call (703) 485-4600, or email marketing@inforelay.com.

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