Four providers covering a wide swath of the cloud and infrastructure world have teamed up to bring the cloud to Boston's Edge. EdgeConneX, Comcast Business, Datapipe, and Megaport have announced the assembly of an ecosystem aimed at the city's enterprise marketplace.
With EdgeConneX offering colo at the edge, Comcast Business supplying fiber connectivity to that edge, Megaport handling the interconnection, and Datapipe floating the integration services, the four can in theory do far better than anyone trying to serve the city out of New York. Boston's enterprises will be able to use the new service to hook up directly to Amazon's AWS, Microsoft Azure, or the Google Cloud.
It's EdgeConneX's third cloud connectivity market, the first two being Portland and Detroit, with more to come. The company is looking to do more than its original game plan of supplying space for interconnection between eyeballs and content at its facilities. Facilitating cloud connectivity for enterprises in the same edge markets makes plenty of sense, but is something that a data center builder and operator needs plenty of partners for. If they can blend it all together successfully, his particular combination of partners looks like one that could be replicated in many markets.