Cyxtera Blog: Data Centers

Written by Jonathan Martone on March 20, 2019

Cogent Deploys Core Backbone Routers to Cyxtera Data Centers

Cyxtera has partnered with Cogent to offer direct connections in our data centers to provide low latency, high reliability services to Cogent’s core backbone.


The demands of network connectivity grow daily in the data center world. Companies need faster connections and even faster on-boarding of these services. Cyxtera has an ecosystem of network options for our customers and continues to increase its carrier density across the board to more than 110 unique carriers and more than 10 carriers per data center.

As more customers move to the edge, Cyxtera’s purpose and importance exponentially grows. Our data center customers own a mix of data center services, on-premises environments, and public cloud deployments. We are also seeing HCI and local storage compute grow within our data centers. Connectivity for all of these deployments is essential. Cyxtera has a perfect blend of dark fiber, local exchange carriers, cable providers, competitive local exchange carriers, IP transit backbone providers, and cloud on-ramps to meet the needs of our clients.

Cyxtera has partnered with Cogent to offer direct connections in our data centers to provide low latency, high reliability services to Cogent’s core backbone. Port speeds include 100 mbps to 100 gbps, via cross connect, no local loop. This design saves our data center customers thousands of dollars on access fees. 

“Cogent is pleased to deliver high-speed connectivity to Cyxtera customers in their data centers around the world,” said Jim Bubeck, Cogent’s Chief Revenue Officer. “Since we own our fiber network end-to-end, we monitor it every minute of every day, right down to the customer port. Combined with our superior network architecture, this ensures our customers receive exceptional network performance and customer service.”

Cogent IP Transit service runs over Cogent's worldwide Tier 1, IPv6 enabled, optical IP network – one of the largest of its kind with over 57,400 route miles (92.400 km) of long-haul fiber and more than 32,900 miles (52.900 km) of metropolitan fiber. Cogent's Autonomous System AS174 has direct connectivity to more than 6,580 AS (Autonomous System) networks around the world and over 170 Tbps internetworking capacity.

Learn more about Cogent in the Cyxtera Marketplace.