EdgeConneX's expansion into the enterprise interconnection space arrived in the rust belt this morning. They've teamed up with Console, which is deploying its interconnection platform at the company's Detroit edge data center in Southfield, Michigan.
The combination aims at providing enterprises in the Detroit metro area with direct connectivity to cloud services like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure from a point in the network much closer to home. Cable MSOs in particular have been racking up huge gains in enterprise and SMB connectivity, much of which gets aggregated right next door to those data centers.
Unlike so many other network operators, cable MSOs have been rather slow to create cloud-connectivity-specific product lines. Having Console's platform in EdgeConneX's locations will perhaps help close that gap. Last month we saw a similar move out in Portland, but with Megaport providing the interconnection fabric.
It seems rather likely we will see similar moves into EdgeConneX's other markets as the year goes on. Just how smoothly that expansion translates into revenue and for whom will be the interesting bit to watch.