telx (Booth 207) recently concluded the acquisition of 13,000 square feet of additional space at 60 Hudson St. The area is immediately adjacent to its core interconnection facility on the ninth floor.
The company, which has the most densely populated physical network interconnection point in New York, dedicated a large portion of this expansion for enterprise network operators to establish a physical presence. That allows carriers and enterprises to interconnect within hours instead of weeks, improve service quality and drive down costs.
Establishing a presence at telx empowers enterprises to design and manage their own networks and eliminate the unnecessary steps and costs associated with legacy processes. By entering such a marketplace, the enterprise networking community gains access to a wide range of options to directly connect to other diverse network providers, or even other enterprises for sharing VoIP, e-mail, video over IP and other data traffic.
We have witnessed and participated first-hand in the staggering growth of the carrier interconnection business within the facility and we are now seeing the entrance of the enterprise networks to this world, stated Jason Cohen, vice president and general manager of KeySpan Communications, which has been one of the telx communitys active carrier members for several years.
D.F. King is a prime example of how this arrangement is beneficial for everyone involved. D.F. King is a leading full-service proxy solicitation and corporate/financial communications firm located in New York. KeySpan provides data transport services to D.F. King to connect its call center and headquarters as well as providing it with access to the telx facility. D.F. King has established its own physical presence at telx for the purpose of managing its own direct connections to other networks. This gives the company more control and choice of providers for Internet transit, VoIP and other data services.
After much discussion among our technical staff we decided to partner with telx, stated Michael Manspeizer, director of telecom for D.F. King. As a result, our installation intervals have gone from weeks to hours and our access costs have dropped 80 percent. Best of all, by having a physical presence at telx we can take advantage of new technologies and processes as they come to market, such as peering. This would have been impossible utilizing traditional telco access methods.