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Telx and Hexagrid Team up to Offer Private Hosted Cloud Solutions

Data Center Operator Teams with Leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service Software Provider

Telx, an interconnection and data center provider in nine strategic North American markets, has announced a strategic alliance with Hexagrid Computing, a developer of cloud enablement software solutions. The non-exclusive relationship empowers Telx's managed service provider (MSP) and enterprise colocation customers in all 15 Cloud Connection Centers to build their own customized cloud environments using highly scalable, secure private cloud infrastructure and connectivity supplied by Telx's Interconnection services and Hexagrid's innovative cloud computing platform.

"Telx is working with Hexagrid to further advance our goal to become the destination for cloud enablement for our customers," explained Darryl Brown, Director of Cloud, SaaS and Media for Telx. "Working with partners such as Hexagrid helps us better serve our client needs and the fast-growing cloud community of interest the Telx cloudXchange, by enabling rapid provisioning of Hexagrid's VxDatacenter platform on optimized, standardized hardware in our Cloud Connection Centers. It's an efficient, cost effective, secure way for our customers to quickly build private hosted clouds and connect them privately into their networks."

The Telx-Hexagrid private cloud solution leverages the strengths of both organizations to deliver a streamlined cloud package.  Within Telx's carrier-dense, SLA-ensured Cloud Connection Centers, customers have the power to choose the best carrier for their needs, with the most appropriate amount of latency. Hexagrid's award-winning VxDatacenter cloud platform optimizes kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) hypervisor technology as a comprehensive Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, enabling IT organizations to virtualize and manage commodity hardware as customized public, private, or hybrid clouds. Hexagrid's cloud platform can be applied by either a service provider or enterprise to achieve multi-level control and management of virtual IT resources. VxDatacenter virtualization, on average, improves IT infrastructure utilization from the average 15% to over 85%, maximizing the value of capital IT investments.  Managed service providers and enterprise cloud end-users can remotely customize their hosted-private cloud environment, leveraging the benefits of private Interconnection and colocation services in Telx Cloud Connection Centers to improve security and performance.

"As the cloud market continues to mature and more organizations look to strategically build and position clouds throughout the world, we believe it is imperative for organizations to have a strong connection backbone and data center partner to rely on," said Joseph Seibel, CFO and VP of Strategic Development at Hexagrid Computing.  "We are very excited to announce our partnership with Telx for delivering enterprise class private hosted clouds that only a provider with such a highly connected data center environment can offer.  This relationship presents an ideal solution for MSPs and enterprises seeking faster and simpler ways to build premium, customized private clouds that maximize business value in the locations where they need them to be."

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Michelle represents Telx, a fast-growing colocation and interconnection provider serving the financial, telecommunications, media and entertainment and cloud computing industries. For more information, please visit http://telx.com.