Aligned Access

Aligned Launches Aligned Access™, Its Software-defined Connectivity Solution

Solution enables software-defined, carrier-neutral connectivity to leading cloud service providers, data centers and network service providers

DALLAS (March 20, 2019)Aligned, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers, announces the launch of Aligned Access™.  This software-defined, carrier-neutral connectivity solution extends customer reach across Aligned’s data center network and beyond with accessibility to: leading Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Salesforce, and others; IT service and network providers; and more.

As an intuitive, Software-Defined Network (SDN), Aligned Access allows customers to seamlessly adapt their hybrid IT needs and expand their network service capabilities and footprint with highly reliable connectivity and low-latency transport.  The Aligned Access portfolio of carrier-neutral connectivity solutions includes:

  • Aligned Cloud Access – Secure, private and cost-effective hosted or dedicated direct connectivity to leading CSPs. Services can be provisioned from 1Gbps to 100 Gbps instantly from Aligned’s data centers in AshburnDallasPhoenix and Salt Lake City.
  • Aligned DCI Access –  Secure, low-latency, high-resiliency and cost-effective Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Access, enabling connectivity from customers’ own facilities or managed infrastructure, to and between all Aligned data centers and connected CSPs.
  • Aligned Transport Access – Carrier-grade Layer 2 and Layer 3 transport service offering blended or dedicated IP and point-to-point, high-speed, low-latency connectivity through a variety of wholesale partners.  Available in 10 Gigabit Ethernet increments as dedicated protected or unprotected circuits.
  • Aligned On-net Access – Seamless, carrier-neutral provisioning and turn-up for highly reliable and low latency connectivity to customers, partners and service providers with no monthly cross-connect fees.

“Aligned is committed to providing carrier-neutral and open connectivity to extend the reach of our customers to the cloud, to their customers, partners and providers, and beyond,” comments Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned.  “These ideals, along with our powerfully-built services, ultimately promote better outcomes for customers both today and in the future, empowering critical expansion while facilitating a new path forward for data center connectivity.”

With Ashburn ranked as having the highest density of dark fiber in the world, and Phoenix, Dallas and Salt Lake City all boasting some of the country’s fastest internet speeds and mobile networks, Aligned’s data centers are strategically located to provide robust, high-speed connectivity infrastructure.  Each facility delivers carrier-neutral connectivity to a wide range of carriers and telecommunications providers using a diverse set of Meet-Me Rooms (MMRs), all at no monthly cross connect fees.

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