Save 15% on Instant Deploy Bare-Metal Servers in 26 Global Markets with Coupon Code: EdgeSave

TAMPA, Fla. – May 4, 2015 – Hivelocity, a fast-growing IaaS provider, now offers access to its data center through an advanced, high-speed IP transit connection to the XO Communications (XO) network.  Hivelocity selected XO based on its analysis that XO would provide end-users online performance improvement. 

As a result of the new connection with XO, customers can now access the Hivelocity data center via eight diverse transit providers at a minimum information rate of 10 Gbps.  Customers can also access the Hivelocity data center through hundreds of public and private peers throughout North America. 

XO owns and operates one of the largest and most reliable networks in the United States and can provide access to more than 50 countries worldwide.  XO is one of the most powerful IP networks in the world according to the Renesys Baker’s Dozen report which ranks the top 13 transit providers based on global performance.  The Hivelocity network now incorporates six of the baker’s dozen providers.

Network diversity is fundamental to the Hivelocity strategy in support of its customer base that spans more than 130 countries.  XO joins Level 3, Global Crossing, TWTC, GTT, NTT, Comcast and Cogent on the Hivelocity IRP (Noction) blended network.  

“We have customers from all over the world, so having a network that performs well around the globe is essential,” said Hivelocity Senior Network Engineer, Dan Protich.  “By adding our eighth transit provider in addition to peering with over 300 networks in Los Angeles, Miami and Atlanta, we continue to shave milliseconds off transit time and reduce hops for our customers.  The moment we turned up XO we saw close to 2,000 IP prefixes take an improved route.  We will continue to research both peering locations and transit providers that will provide the most benefit to our customers.”

 “XO Communications is pleased to provide an alternative connection to the innovative Hivelocity data center through our advanced IP network,” said Jake Heinz, senior vice president, marketing and product at XO Communications.  “Our comprehensive network reach and high-throughput capabilities complement the Hivelocity objective to provide the ultimate user experience.” 

 About Hivelocity

Hivelocity provides bare-metal servers, colocation and cloud hosting solutions to customers in over 130 countries out of its privately owned and operated data centers.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Hivelocity News

Is Hivelocity Your Game Servers Solution?

Game development is a highly lucrative and incredibly competitive industry. The potential financial gains of creating a successful game are immense but the consequences of failure can be costly. Beyond the inherent risks, the necessary tech investments into game servers and network capabilities can be quite expensive. With the rise …

Continue read
Hivelocity News

What is Edge Computing?

Edge computing is more than just a buzzword. If you’re active within the tech community, this probably isn’t your first time hearing it. Conceptually, it represents a shift in industry thinking regarding the role of physical location in our digital lives. As the internet’s worldwide influence grows, companies within the …

Continue read
Hivelocity News

Hivelocity Adds 17 New Edge Data Centers and API Access

Hivelocity, a provider of global IaaS and Edge Computing services, has announced today the opening of 17 new data center locations as it further expands its edge computing platform.  The addition of over a dozen new data centers across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia provides Hivelocity customers with a …

Continue read