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Glide connects Proximity Edge 8 to dark fibre ring

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Glide Group has connected its dark fibre infrastructure with Proximity Data Centres’ Birmingham edge colocation data centre.

Spanning the City of Birmingham, Glide’s 30km fibre ring will provide Proximity’s Edge 8 facility access to low latency, highly responsive applications and services.

The dark fibre connection also provides an additional network route into Edge 8, allowing carriers and service providers to offer their own dark fibre and managed ‘lit’ connectivity solutions across the region.

“The availability of diverse dark fibre connectivity is vital to ensuring our edge colocation customers’ data and applications are always seamlessly and securely available to the users that require them,” said John Hall, Managing Director – Colocation, Proximity Data Centres.

“Our connection to Glide’s network means our customers now have an increasing choice of dark fibre routes available to them at our Birmingham facility and straightforward access to carriers and service providers serving the West Midlands region and nationwide with dark fibre and managed lit services.”    

Sean Lowry, CTO, Glide Group, added, “Glide’s dark fibre connection to Proximity’s edge data centre in central Birmingham is highly strategic to our growing presence in the West Midlands. Their data centre is located within easy reach of our fibre ring as well as all the major fibre networks traversing the UK. It is ideally positioned for helping us meet the connectivity requirements of local enterprise businesses, retail parks and education campuses as well as hyperscalers, CDNs and gaming providers requiring low latency and optimised data backhaul.”

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