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Vibe establishes point-of-presence in Silicon Valley

Vibe establishes point-of-presence in Silicon Valley

It has installed its own equipment in San Jose and has secured dedicated bandwidth to the United States on the Southern Cross cable.

Vibe Communications has established a point-of-presence in the Silicon Valley.

According to the firm, it has installed its own equipment in San Jose and has secured dedicated bandwidth to the United States on the Southern Cross cable.

Davey Goode, CTO of the firm said the Silicon Valley presence will enable Vibe’s wholesale customers to connect directly to network and content providers.

“San Jose is the Capital of Silicon Valley and with our own kit on the ground there we can now offer our ISP customers dedicated Layer 2 connectivity to Tier 1 network and content providers in the US,” he says.

“This means we can give ISPs control over the internet services they really want. They’re able to choose which of the top providers in the US to buy capacity from and are not constrained by the decisions of their current upstream providers.”

“We can also filter and isolate attempted DDoS attacks in the US, before they can affect the networks of our ISP customers in New Zealand. This is something few other New Zealand ISPs can do,” said Goode.

Based on its US-based infrastructure, Vibe this month launched an international peering exchange service, called United States Exchange (USE), which allows local ISPs to connect directly to over 180 peering participants including Facebook, LinkedIn, Pandora and UStream among others.

According to the firm, the service allows Vibe to deal with latency and caching issues directly in the US and allows its ISP customers to prioritise traffic to selected services from the rest of their network.

Tauranga-based ISP Full Flavour, which covers the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, is one of the first wholesale customers for USE.

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The company is also a wholesale customer of Vibe’s Auckland Sydney Exchange (ASE), a Layer 2 or 3 peering service between Sydney and Auckland launched in 2013.

Investing in its own infrastructure in the US represents a large investment for Vibe, said COO Barry Murphy.

“It is a big step for a smaller player like us, and shows we are punching above our weight,” said Murphy.

Vibe plans to extend its network further this year by establishing a point-of-presence in Asia in the coming months.


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