Servecentric connects directly to Cogent

Servecentric, a data centre managed services company, today announced that it has attracted Cogent Communications, a capacity IP network provider, to connect its fibre directly into Servecentric's Dublin centre. The company claims that Cogent's high performance multi-national Tier 1 network carries over 17% of the world's Internet traffic. Cogent's investment raises Ireland's rating as a location for multi-national Internet companies and Servecentric is its only Irish data centre, states the company.

It explains that Cogent's cost effective fibre network will provide its customers with the ability to have almost limitless multiple gigabit expansion opportunities. The company avers that Cogent is consistently ranked as one of the world's top five Internet providers and currently takes its 80 - 200 Gbps backbone network and connects it to over 100 metro markets throughout North America and Europe. The network connects Servecentric to Manchester and Servecentric to London, meaning that it is very secure, with no single point of failure.

The company further articulates that companies that depend on micro-second connections between end-users and the core Internet applications are a key target for the new service. These include online trading, gaming, and voice and video over Internet services, where end-users want to minimise time-wasting network hops. Cogent, as a tier 1 Internet network ensures best quality and fewest possible hops from network-to-network, it adds.

Helga Muir, sales and marketing manager at Servecentric commented, "Our mutual propositions perfectly compliment each other. We have the existing client base with the high bandwidth multi-national needs that Cogent seeks. Similarly, Cogent's low-cost Tier 1 network will provide direct access to many of the world's largest corporations and internet data centers, makes Servecentric's proposition more attractive from a cost and quality point of view."

Ms. Muir added, "Gaming is a great example of the new generation of services who place a serious value on having a single global network connected to hundreds of millions of people. With Cogent, we can enable gamers from Salzburg to Seattle to play in true real-time on a seamless network that reacts faster than the human reflex."

Dave Schaeffer, CEO at Cogent said, "Connecting Dublin was a priority for us because of all the opportunities to serve large bandwidth customers in Dublin. We are happy to be working with Servecentric and look forward to providing the Dublin market with competitive pricing, superior network performance and a very high level of customer service."

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