Glide connects Proximity Edge 8 data centre to Birmingham dark fibre ring 

Glide connects Proximity Edge 8 data centre to Birmingham dark fibre ring 

Glide, a market leader in ultra-fast broadband connectivity and deploying fibre infrastructure, has announced that it has connected its rapidly expanding dark fibre infrastructure with Proximity Data Centres’ newly acquired Birmingham Edge colocation data centre.

Proximity is one of the UK’s fastest-growing regional Edge colocation data centre providers. The new dark fibre network directly connects Proximity’s growing base of enterprise business, cloud provider and content delivery customers to Glide’s 30km fibre ring spanning Birmingham, enabling access to a growing range of diverse low latency dark fibre connectivity solutions.

Glide’s dark fibre infrastructure connection will enable Proximity Birmingham (Edge 8) to ensure thousands of businesses across the West Midlands have reliable access to low latency, highly responsive applications and services.

Glide’s dark fibre connection also provides Proximity with an additional network route into the Proximity Birmingham (Edge 8) Edge data centre. This allows leading national and regional carriers and service providers to leverage the network to offer their own dark fibre and managed ‘lit’ connectivity solutions across the region to their customers.

“The availability of diverse dark fibre connectivity is vital to ensuring that 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.

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