SubTel Forum Magazine #100 - Global Capacity

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FEATURE stations within the park. There are also high voltage power lines carrying over 100 mgw within 50 meters of the Globalinx campus.

Being located on the US coast’ Mid Atlantic Seaboard, the City of Virginia Beach has a lot to offer the subsea industry; the weather patterns are much more stable than its northern and southern neighbors and is BENEFITS much less prone to suffer storm damBenefits of a robust MMR are age in comparison to Florida and the designated cross-connects offering northern routes. The Virginia Beach access to subsea and unrivaled naregion also provides further diversity tional fiber infrastructure serving as —Ben Davenport for Ashburn relative to its northern the international carrier neutral inVirginia Beach City Councilman subsea routes. With Ashterconnection point, with burn’s real estate prices excellent connectivity to now topping over one the US Northern Virmillion dollars per acre for ginia data center marwhat was recently farm ket. Globalinx is aware land, it makes Virginia that network operators Beach a very attractive seeking to access underalternative for the indussea cable infrastructure try at a tenth of the cost. are often faced with It comes down to the old expensive backhaul and worn out real estate adage, interconnect costs, our “location, location.” objective is to provide a The Globalinx Carrier workable pricing model Neutral Hotel and CLS for al users. campus is well positioned to serve as the undisputed GLOBALINX CAMPUS international carrier neuThe first phase, our tral interconnection point 11,000 sq. ft. Carrier Neutral Colo Hotel will commence its build out in the existing for the Mid Atlantic region and is well positioned to take advantage of hosting a number of subsea cables for Virginia premises in May and has a scheduled completion date of 14 Beach and the Hampton roads area. A Carrier-Neutral Coweeks. It comprises an MMR with dark fiber cross connects, colocation white space, electrical and mechanical built to tier 3, location hotel is a vital component of the ecosystem of any data center development. STF N+1, with concurrent maintainable redundant AC/DC power. There will be 24/7 hands on, with fortified security fencing. Both Telxius and Globalinx have agreements in place and GloGREG TWITT is the Founder and CEO of Globalinx, a balinx is currently building diverse conduit connecting Telxius provider of Cable Landing Station and Subsea Carrisubsea feeds into Globalinx MMR. The distance between the er-Neutral Colocation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Greg is the visionary behind developing the first and only Subsea two buildings is less than 600 meters apart. Carrier-Neutral Hotel in Virginia Beach, to support the We are currently constructing diverse parallel conduits Subsea Cables (MAREA & BRUSA) to terrestrial cable the entire length of Corporate Landing Park into our interconnection. Previously, Greg worked as a financial analyst on Wall POEs, to be owned and managed by Globalinx for the benStreet. He became President of the Otto Gerdau Company in 1991 and 2002, efit of our customers to allow them secure low-cost access overseeing the management of trading companies and New York real estate into our MMR. investments, including 80 and 82 Wall Street. Greg’s family owned companies develop and own data center property, For phase two, we are currently preparing engineered apartment buildings in New York City and commercial real estate specializing plans for a standalone multi CLS next to our Carrier in large to medium footprint warehousing. He and his family now reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia USA. Greg holds Neutral Hotel. The need for an additional CLS is driven by a bachelor’s degree in economics from Melbourne University Australia. serious discussions with several subsea operators need for a home in Virginia Beach.



“The Globalinx Subsea Colocation Carrier-Neutral Hotel is going to add a direct international connection for the emerging tech ecosystem in Virginia Beach. We are excited to continue to add the digital infrastructure that makes this place a cool city to locate in.”

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