GPX India’s 3rd edition of Marketplace Meet 2020, India’s first and only neutral marketplace event “where content, carriers, and the cloud meet” In partnership with IDC and InterGlobix
MUMBAI, India – February 10, 2020 – GPX India Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GPX Global Systems, Inc., a Global Technology Leader – Providing Next Generation, Tier-4 Design, Carrier Neutral Data Centers to developing Global Markets announced that the 3rd edition of its annual flagship GPX Marketplace Meet 2020 event, India’s first and only neutral marketplace event was held last Friday, February 7th at the Grand Hyatt, Santacruz East, Mumbai, India from 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm IST.
The 3rd edition of GPX Marketplace Meet 2020 was focused on the role multi-cloud architecture plays in the digital transformation journey of enterprises, and the growing importance of digital resilience. The topics of discussion included digital scale and digital resilience along with the intelligence that will be critical remits for organizations, as they blueprint their future IT transformation journey’s. The event was divided into three sections:
1) Bilateral One-on-One Meetings, 2) IDC Roundtable, and 3) Marketplace Presentations.
The Bilateral Meetings allowed various Ecosystem partners to interact with each other one-on-one, facilitating deal-making. International analyst firm, IDC coordinated a roundtable for enterprise CIOs and Cloud Services Providers (CSPs). The Marketplace event comprised of presentations from several industry-leading independent experts including Sanjay Goel, CEO of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), Avneesh Saxena, Group VP Domain Research IDC Asia Pacific, Aish Sinha, Director of Strategic Partnerships in India, ByteDance, and Vinay Nagpal, President of InterGlobix, and Executive Director of IEIC (Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee). InterGlobix Magazine was the Media Partner for the event.
“India is undergoing rapid digital transformation, whether it’s enterprises adopting multi-cloud strategies, new subsea cables under development, or consumers continuing to drive data consumption across the country. Our Marketplace event is a unique networking opportunity for our customers within the GPX ecosystem, and knowledge-sharing that’s currently is in its third year. The event is continuing to evolve, and this year’s focus is going to be on multi-cloud and digital resilience. With internationally recognized independent speakers, it offers a unique platform to the digitally growing Indian enterprise community and all members of the Internet Ecosystem,” said Nick Tanzi, President, and CEO of GPX Global Systems, Inc.
Since opening its first Mumbai data center in 2012, GPX has established itself as the leading high-availability, carrier-neutral colocation provider to Carriers, ISP’s, CDN’s, Cloud, Content Service Providers, and the rapidly digitizing BFSI sector. Within its GPX Mumbai-1 data center are 12 Carriers, 120+ ISP’s, 4 Internet Exchanges, 8+ Cloud Service Providers, leading global CDNs and content providers creating the richest Internet ecosystem and interconnect data center in India. The newly opened GPX Mumbai-2 data center is a next-generation Tier-4 certified standalone 60,000 square foot facility with 16MW of power. The new facility offers support for high-density applications, 52U cabinets, rich interconnectivity, and power system efficiency are integral parts of the data center. GPX Mumbai-1 and GPX Mumbai-2 are also seamlessly interconnected with GPX’s campus-like Data Center Interconnect (DCI) network service offering secure and reliable 1G, 10G, and 100G services between the two sites.
The evening events in pictures below:
MUMBAI, Jan. 13, 2020 — GPX India, a global technology leader providing next-generation, carrier-neutral data center services, announced that it has deployed India’s first Data Center Interconnect (DCI) together with Nokia, implemented by a licensed service provider, to connect its two data centers in Mumbai. This will ensure a reliable and high-speed up to 10 Tbps connectivity between the two data centers. The solution offers cost efficiency while enhancing simplicity.
India is recording an unprecedented increase in data consumption in all segments. On the one hand, the growing consumption of video streaming and video content on various over-the-top applications is driving growth from subscribers. Hotstar had over 25 million* simultaneous viewers for the cricket world cup, highest ever viewership globally. As per Nokia’s Mobile Broadband Index report 2019, the average data usage in India is over 10 GB per smartphone which is amongst the highest in the world. On the other hand, enterprises are leveraging new technologies like IoT, AI, and cloud. All these trends are resulting in the deployment of more servers and storage devices at data centers (DC), increasing demand for data center space for expansion and high speed dedicated connectivity between these multiple data centers, something which exists in countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, and the US. GPX is investing in data center infrastructure and has recently established its second data center in Andheri East area of Mumbai to support its customers across Carriers, Content, Cloud (3C) and enterprises. To interconnect the two data centers, GPX India has now deployed Nokia’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch that provides a robust and scalable interconnect between the two data centers.
Nokia’s solution can support 1 G, 10 G, and 100 G bandwidths and can scale up to 200 G and 600 G in the future to support the growing demand. The solution also has three divergent fiber path protection which offers smooth change-over to another pair in a few milliseconds in case of a fiber cut, without any service disruption for the customer. Additionally, two parallel networks have been deployed to provide redundancy in rare cases of failure of equipment.
Manoj Paul, Managing Director, GPX India said, “GPX has many firsts to its name and the Nokia DWDM solution-based DCI network which can support multiple 10 Tbps, is yet another added to the list. Apart from its built-in fiber and equipment level redundancy, being a point-to-point network using single run fiber without joints and built solely for the purpose of connecting the DCs makes it more reliable, secure and affordable. This model of data center interconnectivity, first in India, will enable DCs to grow and provide a campus type environment enable customers to expand between various DC sites in close proximity without any hassles,”
Vinish Bawa, Head of Emerging Business, Nokia India, said: “We are excited to partner with GPX India in providing a world-class experience to their customers. Our DCI solution will allow GPX India to cost-efficiently scale while ensuring reliability and business continuity in the network. This is an important deployment for us as it is the first DCI project for Nokia in the country. We look forward to having a long-term and fulfilling partnership with GPX India.”
GPX EXPANDS THE LARGEST INTERNET ECOSYSTEM IN INDIA WITH A NEW STANDALONE 60,000 SQ/FT, TIER 4 EDGE DATA CENTER
New York, U.S.A. | Mumbai, India – December 10th, 2019 — GPX Global Systems Inc., the premier provider of carrier-neutral edge data center services in Africa and South Asia, today announced the official opening of its second data center in Mumbai, bringing GPX’s total equipped space in the Mumbai metro to 105,000 sq./ft.
GPX has established itself as the leading high-availability, carrier-neutral edge data center provider in India. GPX Mumbai1 hosts 12 Telcos, 120+ ISPs, 4 Internet Exchanges, 8 Cloud Service Providers, plus ALL the leading global CDNs and content providers (OTTs), creating an unrivaled internet and cloud ecosystem. The opening of GPX Mumbai2 will expand this ecosystem utilising new technologies to enhance the proven design, and electrical-mechanical architectures of Mumbai1 .
GPX Mumbai2 is a standalone, next-generation, Tier 4 certified facility with 16MW of power. Support for high power density applications, 52U cabinets, rich interconnectivity, and power system efficiency are an integral part of the data center. Our Mumbai1 and Mumbai2 data centers are interconnected with GPX’s Data Center Interconnect network offering secure and reliable 1G, 10G, and 100G services.
Nick Tanzi, President & CEO, GPX Global Systems, comments “GPX is expanding its critical role in supporting digital transformation in India, where interconnectivity is key, by creating infrastructure which is helping to bring content closer to the Indian population and improving the quality of internet services. GPX Mumbai2 provides expansion for our existing customers, and ample space for new customers to join the largest internet and cloud ecosystem in India.”
GPX builds and operates next-generation Tier 4, private, carrier-neutral data centers in emerging, commercial markets along important undersea cable systems of FLAG, SEA-ME-WE, EIG, FALCON, AAE, IMEWE, BBG and upcoming cables like EAGLE. The company offers highly reliable and secure carrier-neutral data centers to domestic and international clients looking to collocate their mission-critical business infrastructure. GPX has been recognized as the premier provider of carrier-neutral colocation facilities within African and South Asian markets.
More on GPX here: https://www.gpxglobal.net/
Enterprise customers to benefit from the combined value proposition of Oracle Fast Connect and Tier 4 Colo space at GPX Mumbai Data Center
Mumbai – Nov 4, 2019 – GPX India Pvt Ltd, a leading provider of premium True Carrier-neutral data centers and Silver level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect.
Customers located in GPX’s Mumbai Data Center can now establish a high speed, dedicated connection to Oracle Cloud. Customers with equipment located elsewhere can also make dedicated private connections to Oracle Cloud using Oracle FastConnect via leased lines or MPLS links from a range of available Telecom Service Providers in GPX’s Mumbai Data Center.
FasFastConnect provides dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and other Oracle Cloud services. FastConnect provides an easy, elastic, and economical way to create a dedicated and private connection with higher bandwidth options, and a more reliable and consistent networking experience versus public internet-based connections.
Through collaboration with GPX India, Oracle customers benefit from reliable network access to their cloud data and applications from Mumbai, India. This means improved performance, enhanced control, flexibility, and scalability that can provide access to critical business data and functions.
Manoj Paul, MD, GPX India comments, “The launch of Oracle FastConnect in India at the GPX Data Center provides new opportunities for our customers, enabling them to build solutions that take advantage of the economic benefits of Oracle Cloud alongside their existing on-premises infrastructure. Our highly differentiated Tier IV data center is already a thriving digital ecosystem and the most interconnected Data Center, providing direct access to a wide range of connectivity and cloud options.”
Oracle Cloud is a Generation 2 enterprise cloud that delivers powerful compute and networking performance and a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain. With unique architecture and capabilities, Oracle Cloud delivers unmatched security, performance, and cost savings. Oracle Generation 2 Cloud is the only cloud-built to run Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry’s first and only self-driving database.
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GPX India Pvt Ltd wins “Edge Data Center Project of the Year” at DatacenterDynamics Awards APAC 2019!
SINGAPORE September 18, 2019 – GPX India Pvt Ltd has been recognized with the “Best Edge Data Center Award”, Asia-Pacific Region at the DatacenterDynamics Best in Asia Pacific Awards held in Singapore last night.
GPX India Pvt Ltd receives the honor for its “unique and strategic approach to housing IT at the edge that is an exemplar to the wider industry”. This is in recognition of the unique ecosystem of “Carriers, Content, and Cloud” that GPX has cultivated at its Mumbai Datacenter, making GPX India the preferred destination for an Edge PoP in India.
GPX India continues to raise the bar for the Datacenter industry in India by developing next-generation infrastructure while remaining focused on being a truly carrier-and-service neutral Datacenter provider. GPX India’s second Datacenter in Mumbai – available September 2019 onwards – will further expand this ecosystem backed by state-of-art infrastructure.
MUMBAI, Aug. 21, 2019 — GPX India Pvt Ltd, one of India’s industry-leading providers of premium carrier-neutral data centers, continues to take strides towards its vision to provide a robust ecosystem – where content, carriers, and the cloud meet. GPX is glad to be the Data Center Partner for Linode, the world’s largest independent open cloud provider; thus enabling Linode to expand its global footprint and offer the region’s five million developers a more affordable and local alternative to hyper-scale providers currently serving the Indian market.
The combined value proposition of GPX’s Tier-IV Data Center Infrastructure, along with Linode’s cloud services, is now available at the same low, flat and transparent price in India as they are in every other region in which Linode operates. This will help customers in India and the wider Internet community to benefit from the best price-to-performance offering in the industry, allowing them to reduce latency and improve performance by running workloads closer to home.
Manoj Paul, MD – GPX India, said, “GPX has developed into a Cloud Hub. Customers already located in GPX’s Mumbai DC can easily establish enterprise-grade connections using simple cross-connects to connect to Linode cloud platform with the added options of connecting to AWS and Google cloud, since all these CSPs Direct Connect Edge PoPs are in GPX DC, thus achieve better performance and also be able to avoid bandwidth cost to connect to cloud. Customers with equipment located in their own office or other data centers, can also easily obtain private connections through the multiple-choice of available carriers/ISPs at GPX DC.”
Incorporated in August 2002, GPX develops and operates next-generation, private, carrier-neutral data centers in fast-growing commercial markets in the African and South Asia regions. GPX’s data centers are thriving carrier-neutral internet ecosystems, and home to the largest carriers, content providers, cloud service providers, and internet companies. GPX’s second Data Center in Mumbai – available September 2019 onwards – will further expand this ecosystem backed by state-of-art infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.gpxglobal.net
For more information on Linode’s Cloud services, please visit https://welcome.linode.com/indiadc/
GPX GLOBAL SYSTEMS Now Supports Hybrid Network Connections to Google Cloud via its Tier-IV Mumbai Data Center
Mumbai, India – 4 Mar 2019 – GPX India Pvt Ltd, one of India’s industry-leading providers of premium carrier-neutral data centers, today announced support for Google Cloud’s Dedicated Interconnect, a service from Google Cloud that allows customers to connect to Google Cloud Platform globally. With Dedicated Interconnect, customers can now choose GPX to provide connectivity from their Uptime certified Tier-IV facility, located in Mumbai, to the nearest Google edge point of presence.
Today, customers located in GPX’s Mumbai data center can easily establish enterprise-grade connections to Google Cloud Platform. Customers with equipment located in their own office or data center, can also easily obtain private connections to Google Cloud Platform through the multiple choice of available carriers at GPX Mumbai.
Manoj Paul, MD GPX India comments: “We are proud to announce the combined value proposition of our Tier-IV Data Center and Google Cloud Dedicated Interconnect services now being available at GPX Mumbai. Existing users of Google Cloud services in India will benefit from Dedicated Interconnect being available at GPX Mumbai, so they can easily transfer large amounts of data between networks
Incorporated in August 2002, GPX develops and operates next generation, private, carrier-neutral data centers in emerging, but fast-growing commercial markets in the African and South Asia markets. GPX’s data centers are thriving carrier-neutral internet ecosystems, and home to the largest carriers, content providers, cloud service providers, and internet companies. For more information, please visit www.gpxglobal.net
GPX India’s 2nd Marketplace Meet: “where content, carriers and the cloud meet”, in association with IDC
GPX hosted the 2nd edition of its annual Marketplace Event, “Where Content, Carriers and the Cloud meet ™”, on 14th February 2019 at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. This congregation of Content Providers / OTTs / CDNs, Carriers, ISPs, and Internet Exchange Providers, organized in association with IDC, was much bigger with more insightful presentations and meeting opportunities than the first edition last year. Over 175 attendees from more than 80 organizations across each of these segments participated in the event.
One of the event highlights was 2.5 hours worth of one-on-one meeting sessions facilitated by the GPX team so attendees had the opportunity to meet with CDN / OTT players (Akamai, Amazon, Cloudflare, Facebook, Google, Netflix), Telcos (Powergrid, Tata Teleservices, Vodafone Idea) and Internet Exchanges (AMS-IX, Bharat IX, DECIX, Extreme IX). Guests started coming in early at 3 PM for the meetings with these players, each of whom had a designated table organised. There were intense discussions to network and explore collaborative business opportunities; while enjoying the delectable snacks, tea, and coffee.
The formal event started with Mr. Nick Tanzi, President & CEO, GPX Global Systems Inc, welcoming the guests and sharing his vision for this grand event – to add value through insights from industry analysts that would be important takeaways for their businesses; apart from being a networking platform. In the keynote session, Mr. Hugh Ujhazy, Associate Vice President, IDC APAC shared a detailed outlook on “Data-Driven Transformation”. There were also partner presentations from Mr. Raunak Maheshwari, Extreme IX (Benefits of IX – Simplifying Content Access and Boosting Fixed Broadband); Mr. Nihit Tandon, Netflix (Content Delivery Network: Open Connect) and Mr. Onno Bos, AMS-IX (Company Profile). The evening progressed with an insightful panel discussion on “Carriers and Content Marketplace in India: Opportunities and Challenges” moderated by Mr. Manoj Paul, Managing Director, GPX India. The panelists included Mr. Marco Brandstaetter – DECIX, Mr. Martin Levy – Cloudflare Inc, Mr. Matt Jansen – Facebook, Mr. Saleem Shaikh – Tata Sky Broadband, Mr. Mukesh Jain – GCX, and Mr. Yugal Sharma – One OTT Intertainment: representing IXP/ISP/OTT/CDN/TSP/DC segments which make up the ecosystem which feeds and runs the content distribution over internet. The panelists discussed at length, sharing views on current trends, challenges and the way forward for this ecosystem.
The evening ended on a high note with 3 lucky winners taking away an iPhone X & two Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II Wireless Headphones. There was also Echo Dot & Google Minis for all delegates – a token of appreciation from the GPX team. The evening was a memorable one with the several attendees staying late to meet with peers, networking with partners, and engaging in business discussions over cocktails and dinner. Enclosed are some glimpses of the evening.
SINGAPORE March 23, 2018 – GPX Global Systems is proud to announce that it’s Mumbai facility has received the prestigious “Excellence in Data Centre Service Award: India” at the Datacloud Asia Awards 2018. This wonderful award was presented to India Managing Director, Manoj Paul at the awards ceremony in Singapore.
GPX was among a number of distinguished global organizations winning awards at the event, the official Datacloud publication is available here- http://www.datacloudasia.com/media-centre/data-center-and-cloud-industry-honors-year%E2%80%99s-outstanding-individuals-and-businesses
This illustrious award underlines GPX India as THE premier provider of carrier-neutral colocation & best location for interconnection in Mumbai & India. Special thanks to BroadGroup for awarding us this valuable prize.
BANGALORE July 18, 2018 – GPX Global Systems is delighted to announce that it’s Mumbai facility has also won the original “Living at the Edge” award at the DatacenterDynamics AsiaPac Awards 2018. This award was presented to India Managing Director, Manoj Paul at the DCD awards ceremony in Bangalore.
The award presented to GPX India illustrates the unique and innovative approach to housing IT at the customer edge that acts as an exemplar to the wider industry – http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/events/dcdwebscale-bangalore-becoming-indias-data-hub/100436.article
This accolade underlines GPX India as THE leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation & best location for interconnection in Mumbai & India. Thanks to everyone over at DatacenterDynamics including Naveen Lawrence & Karishma Shah for this prestigious award, GPX Global Systems, Inc. continues to lead in enhancing the infrastructure, reliability, and quality internet services across India.