June 1st 2020 – Hive announces it’s new Hive Fabric services.
In an effort to help its clients connect rapidly and scale more easily, Hive launches its new low-latency platform that allows all its clients to easily connect with each other.
A major problem that Hive has found in the data center industry is that connectivity services and data center services are rarely synced. Too often, clients can only order their connectivity services once their cabinet is installed. By the time the cross-connect is done and the carrier delivers the transit port, the client might have paid 2 to 4 weeks of colocation without being able to make use of it.
Also, colocation is often too slow to accomodate short term needs, leaving users with the only choice of Cloud services.
This new fabric allows all clients to connect to any other Hive client. This includes ISPs, local Cloud providers and other private businesses.
The fabric doesn’t aim to replace dedicated connections to ISPs, but rather to allow clients to get a short term internet connection while their main port gets delivered. Following deployment, clients will also be able to leverage the fabric to use a single fiber to reach other networks; either for internet redundancy, direct connection to the Cloud, or simply reduce cross-connect costs.
All 1U clients recieve a free 100Mb/s port; 2-20U clients, a free 1Gb/s port; and private cabinet clients will recieve a burstable 1-10Gb/s port.
As a special launch offer, all current and new clients (until June 30th 2020) will recieve a full 10Gb/s port at no recurring cost.
By deploying this new fabric, we want to help our great ecosystem of SMB clients connect with each other, reduce cross-connect fees, and create a scalable environment. When considering that most SMBs mostly use 100-1000M ports, it makes financial sense to get a single 10Gb/s port to trunk smaller ports together.
Being able to add up to 10Gb/s of internet transit connectivity within minutes is really powerful for clients that want to own their IT infrastructure, but built a Cloud-like data center.Émile Ménard, Chief Business Developpement Officer
The platform is currently based on a layer 2 Cisco platform with layer 3 capabilities, with an average of 1.4 microseconds (0.0014 milliseconds) of latency.
Although the point of the fabric is not to emulate or replace an internet exchange like QIX, it does allow customers with their own ASN to establish BGP sessions for peering within the Hive ecosystem.
Hive doesn’t aim to resell transit services: its goal is to give its ISP clients a platform to do so.
Clients may request their free 10Gb/s port at sales(at)hivedatacenter.com