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ISI Communications moves network core to Chicago's New Continuum Data Centers

By Sara Barker
Tue 16 Apr 2019
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Northern Illinois fiber optic and high performance network solutions provider ISI Communications has shifted its network core and primary critical service functions to New Continuum Data Centers’ West Chicago data center. 

ISI Communications has served the regional community within the same business park as New Continuum Data Centers for more than 10 years. Now ISI can use New Continuum’s United IX to deliver cost savings and efficient traffic routing from the closest possible location to its customer base. Its customer base includes government agencies, institutions, and local businesses.

The companies will also deliver seamless service delivery of both colocation and network connectivity across both of their product portfolios.

“We are excited to welcome ISI and its customers to our facility,” comments New Continuum Chairman & CEO, Eli D. Scher.  “ISI has a unique network reach, that combined with our capabilities, can deliver true value in an edge compute model.”

New Continuum will leverage its expertise in defining next generation, multi-tenant data center services. Its flagship data center in West Chicago is engineered for maximum flexibility, providing ample power redundancy and cooling to maximize server density.

Adding to its service capabilities is the facility’s rich connectivity options and optimal traffic routing enabled through its partnership with United IX, a network neutral software-enabled interconnection platform.

“We are equally excited by the potential of this combination,” adds ISI Communications managing partner Dan Howard.  “ISI’s on-net communities and businesses can now easily access New Continuum’s complementary infrastructure services.”

“With ISI’s reach on existing fiber optic infrastructure and New Continuum’s rich ecosystem of service provers, our customers will be able to take advantage of carrier hotel-like interconnection in the western Chicago suburbs.”

New Continuum Data Centers has also been working with the United Internet Exchange and Trilogy Networks this year.

Adding to Net Continuum’s service capabilities is the facility’s rich connectivity options and optimal traffic routing enabled through its partnership with United IX, a network neutral software-enabled interconnection platform.

Trilogy Networks selected New Continuum’s West Chicago data center as one of its metro edge locations that will serve the Chicago metropolitan area. Trilogy will leverage connections to United IX to optimize mobile traffic routing, and to build the core of its network function virtualization (NFV) software platform.

“New Continuum offers us an ideal opportunity to deploy our Edge Cloud solutions for availability to the entire Chicago metro area,” says Trilogy Networks CEO George Woodward. 

“Their ability to optimally route our mobile traffic was a critical consideration for selecting this strategic location. The facility coupled with the capabilities of the United IX network meets the connectivity and latency requirements for our critical edge applications.”

The Trilogy Edge Cloud Platform, called ConEx, provides plug-and-play deployment of network function virtualization solutions with cloud-native applications specifically for wireless networks. This includes IP traffic optimization, as well as private and public cloud connections to improve overall network performance. 

By selecting New Continuum’s data center in West Chicago, Trilogy plans to leverage this location to deliver more sophisticated network services that require ultra-low-latency delivery on mobile networks. Trilogy currently partners with wireless infrastructure providers in other regions to build edge clouds throughout the country.

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