Welsh datacentre giant connects to the Global Cloud Xchange

Tech giant Next Generation Data has announced that its Newport-based hyperscale datacentre is now connected to the Global Cloud Xchange.

GCX is a privately owned network responsible for carrying a fifth of the world’s internet traffic, providing connectivity throughout Asia and the Middle East.

Stefano Mazzitelli, president of Europe & USA of GCX, said NDG’s data centre is of real interest to its enterprise customers whose digital transformation is underpinned by cloud services.

“Our network enables some of the fastest routes between content and the booming Internet markets in India and South East Asia, delivering a better experience to users,” he said.

“OTTs and content owners gain a significant network advantage with the ability to deliver content efficiently to 100% of Internet users in India and currently more than 50% in South East Asia

“At the same time, our enterprise customers will have fast, direct access via our CLOUD X Fusion product into some of the most important Cloud platforms in Europe.”

Working directly with carriers, enterprises and media companies, GCX owns a private undersea cable system spanning over 68,000 km and provides connectivity solutions worldwide.

The firm is on a mission to connect emerging markets such as India and South East to countries in Europe and North America, with the aim of delivering ultra-high bandwidth services up to 100Gbps.

Justin Jenkins, managing director of Next Generation Data, said: “Our partnership with Global Cloud Xchange is in line with NGD’s ongoing strategy of providing customers with the widest possible choice of high speed, low latency connectivity solutions while also ensuring maximum network geo-diversity.

“We are sure our customers will welcome this exciting new initiative and we look forward to a mutually advantageous relationship with this innovative network provider.”