Ziply Fiber is establishing a new Point of Presence (PoP) to serve the fast-growing data center market in Portland, OR, through an expanded partnership with GTT Communications, Inc.
The new PoP is providing an initial 400G of capacity to customers in the U.S. Pacific Northwest region. The plan is to eventually expand GTT’s global Tier 1 IP network by offering customers the option to connect in 11 major data centers and the Hillsboro subsea cable landing station, expanding the reach of GTT via Ziply Fiber’s high-count Silicon Forest fiber cross connection service.
Ziply bought Frontier operations in the Northwest several years ago and has been upgrading and expanding those operations– an option made possible by a recent cash infusion from investors.
Ziply Fiber’s network is engineered to be fully redundant, with a dual infrastructure designed to maintain customer connections. Built-in network redundancies help avoid service interruptions while updating routing to steer clear of congestion across the broader internet.
In addition to the work with Ziply Fiber, GTT Communications has unveiled a new branding, “Making exceptional possible,” designed to convey its commitment to helping customers thrive.
The new brand is designed to recognize the company’s expertise in supporting customers with leading SD-WAN, networking and security solutions.
GTT’s global Tier 1 IP backbone is ranked among the largest in the industry, connecting more than 260 cities on six continents. With the addition of the new Portland PoP, GTT customers in the region can benefit from improved connectivity, security, and scalability.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with GTT to establish a new network PoP in Portland to help customers in the region and beyond to connect to area data centers as well as other geographies,” Mike Daniel, Ziply Fiber vice president of enterprise sales, said in a prepared statement. “Our regional fiber network, combined with GTT’s global Tier 1 network and suite of leading managed networking and security services, will give enterprises new options to improve connectivity securely and reliably.”