February 2, 2018 – JW Marriott Sahar, Mumbai
GPX Marketplace – where content, carriers & the cloud meet!
GPX hosted Content and Cloud Providers, Carriers, ISPs, and Internet Exchange Providers to share insights, and provide a platform for GPX partners to network and explore collaborative business opportunities.
Mr. Nick Tanzi, President & CEO, GPX Global, welcomed the guests and shared the purpose of this grand event. The evening progressed with an insightful panel discussion on latest trends and plans for cloud computing, interconnect, OTT, and networking in India, moderated by Mr Manoj Paul, Managing Director, GPX India. The panelists included Mr. Binod Sriwastav, Tata Communications, Mr Matt Jansen, Facebook, Mr. Gaurav Babbar, Akamai, Mr Raunak Maheshwari , Extreme IX & Mr Dwayne Pereira, Sheng Li Telecom – representing the Large Carrier, OTT/Content, CDN, Internet Exchange and Data Centre service provider: representing all the segments which make the ecosystem which feeds and runs the content distribution over internet.
Apart from the informative discussions, there was a fun element added to the evening with a lucky draw for iPhone Xs & SAMSUNG TABs. The Friday evening became a memorable one as attendees networked, meeting up with industry peers some of whom they had not seen for some time, and engaging in intense business discussions over dinner and cocktails. The melodious live entertainment made it even more enjoyable.
Please see gallery pictures below, and we look forward to welcoming you next year
Extreme IX to operate carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange in GPX Mumbai’s TierIV, OpenIX certified Carrier Neutral Data center.
New York, US | Mumbai, IN – Dec 19, 2017 – GPX Global Systems Inc., a premier provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services within the MENA and South Asian regions, today announced that it has reached an agreement with India’s only data center and carrier-neutral private Internet Exchange operator Extreme IX. Extreme IX runs IX’s in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai to provide Peering at GPX’s Tier IV, OpenIX certified carrier neutral Mumbai data center. Extreme IX will provide enhanced interconnection services for GPX India’s customer base.
Extreme IX will serve as an independent and neutral peering platform offering public peering services at carrier-grade level to Telecom Operators, ISPs, and Internet Content Providers. By connecting to the exchange, content providers and eyeball networks can exchange their internet traffic and benefit from reduced latency and costs. Extreme IX has played a significant role in enabling Peering in India, and continues to help the ISP and Internet ecosystem by boosting local traffic exchange. The exchange is scheduled to be operational in December 2017.
Manoj Paul, MD, GPX India, said, “GPX’s Mumbai Data center is the most interconnected Data center in India with the largest number of Telecom Service Providers, ISPs, and is also the hub for all major content providers. We evaluated the market and determined that Extreme IX was the only carrier and data center neutral private IX in India, and we are happy to collaborate with them. The addition of Extreme’s Internet Exchange platform allows our customers, mainly the ISPs and Content providers, to enhance their connectivity, reduce costs, introduce new products, and increase the level of their customer’s experience and satisfaction”.
Raunak Maheshwari, Director of Extreme IX, said, “Carrier Neutral, Data center Neutral and settlement Free Internet Exchange Points are important for the overall ecosystem of the Internet. Neutral Exchanges benefit not only the ISPs and content providers but also the indirect participants and finally the end users as their internet experience is enhanced multifold. The EIX – GPX partnership is a big step in this direction as it will provide access to ISP customers and content providers in GPX to participate in this fabric.”
Incorporated in August 2002, GPX develops and operates state-of-the-art, private, carrier-neutral Data center’s in emerging, but fast-growing commercial markets within the MENA, South Asia markets. GPX’s Data center’s 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: http://www.gpxglobal.net/
About Extreme Group:
Extreme has been helping ISPs in India since 2009 with various innovative and traditional products, incl. Peering, Caching Servers, Cloud Caching, BSS/OSS Systems, etc. Extreme serves 300 Gbps of traffic for 150 ISPs in 200 cities of India and other countries in South Asia. For more information, please visit: https://extreme-ix.org
Cloudscene, the world’s largest directory of colocation data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics, has revealed the top ten data center operators in North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia for the second quarter of this year.
Cloudscene’s Q2-2017 colocation operator leaderboard confirms GPX India as #1 colocation provider in India (cloudscene.com/top10/India)(https://cloudscene.com/top10/India) & #6 in Asia due to it’s combined score of network density & connectivity service providers, while also securing colocation contracts with some of the worlds most important & influential internet companies. GPX India underlines it’s “truly neutral” carrier, content & cloud interconnect ecosystem with 12 Telecom Service Providers (TSP), and over 65 Internet Service Provider (ISP) networks available at it’s Mumbai facility.
Amazon Web Services has added a new cloud computing region in Mumbai, India – its first in the country – to better serve the tens of thousands of Indian customers that until now have had to connect outside their country in order to use its popular cloud services.
Roughly 75,000 Indian customers are already remotely using AWS regions outside that country – some have been doing so for many years – or are using the Mumbai region on a trial basis, AWS said. “Most Indian startups (are) building their entire businesses on AWS,” said AWS CEO Andy Jassy in a release. Now, with their own, boothlocal region, Indian businesses gain lower latency and the reassurance of keeping their data closer by, AWS said.
The Mumbai region brings to six AWS’s total number of regions in the Asia Pacific area, and its worldwide total to 13, the company said. Each AWS region is isolated from the others. The new region has two availability zones, defined as separate, independent data centers, each with its own power, cooling and security, connected to each other by a high-speed network.
The Mumbai region supports Elastic Compute Cloud in the C4, D2, I2, M4, R3 and T2 instances; Elastic Block Store, Virtual Private Cloud, Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing and 30 other services, including the Aurora and DynamoDB database management systems and the Redshift data warehouse.