Servecentric makes Cogent point about connectivity

10 Jun 2008

Irish data centre company Servecentric has signed a deal that will see global IP network provider Cogent Communications connect its fibre directly to Servecentric’s Dublin data centres.

Cogent is one of the world’s largest capacity IP network provider, with its high-performance, multi-national Tier 1 network carrying over 17pc of the world’s internet traffic.

Cogent’s investment significantly raises Ireland’s rating as a location for multinational internet companies, said Servecentric. The new fibre connectivity will provide Servecentric customers with the ability to have almost limitless multiple gigabit expansion opportunities. Servecentric is the first Irish data centre company to be selected by Cogent.

Cogent currently connects its 80-200Gbps backbone network to over 100 metro markets throughout North America and Europe.

“Connecting Dublin was a priority for us because of all the opportunities to serve large bandwidth customers in Dublin,” said Dave Schaeffer, CEO, Cogent. “We are happy to be working with Servecentric and look forward to providing the Dublin market with competitive pricing, superior network performance and a very high level of customer service.”

“Our mutual propositions perfectly compliment each other. We have the existing client base with the high bandwidth, multi-national needs that Cogent seeks,” said Helga Muir, sales and marketing manager, Servecentric.

“Similarly, Cogent’s low-cost Tier 1 network will provide direct access to many of the world’s largest corporations and internet data centres, making Servecentric’s proposition more attractive from a cost and quality point of view.

She added: “Gaming is a great example of the new generation of services that place a serious value on having a single global network connected to hundreds of millions of people. With Cogent, we can enable gamers from Salzburg to Seattle to play in true real-time on a seamless network that reacts faster than the human reflex.”

By Niall Byrne