The inaugural Managed Services and Hosting Awards recognises excellence in the managed hosting industry.
Hyve are shortlisted for the award alongside leading providers including Node4, Capita IT Services and BluJay Solutions. The ceremony takes place on September 19th, where the winners of this category along with the likes of ‘Best Public Sector MSP Project’ and ‘Most Innovative MSP’ will be announced.
About our ‘Innovative Managed Service Solution’
Our shortlisting for this award is for the Hyve – LATAM (IXP) Internet Exchange Point Project, which completed in summer 2018.
At the start of 2018, Hyve made its first major move into an overseas market. With demand from existing customers, Hyve partnered with Equinix to launch a range of hosting, colocation, and managed services across 18 data centres in the US and South America (35 locations globally).
Hyve discovered that Colombia’s domestic ISPs don’t operate the co-operative connectivity arrangements that are so familiar in the UK market. This is very important for ensuring a reliable, secure and high-performance service provision. The result was that domestic data traffic often had to be routed out of the country entirely, via Miami, before being routed back into Colombia and to its destination.
IXP in Columbia
Hyve broke with convention to work with a number of Colombian ISPs to set up our own exchange and deliver the quality of service that our clients and prospective clients needed. Until that point, it was something that was completely lacking in the domestic Colombian ISP market. Hyve’s determination to translate our high-quality managed service ethos to every market meant that we needed to create a totally unique solution to a legacy technology infrastructure issue.
Hyve has effectively become the main IXP operating within Colombia, and by default, able to offer clients excellent connectivity between North America and South America.
It is a radical solution to a long-standing issue, and gives customers a way to source more reliable, secure and cost-effective data connectivity within domestic South America, Brazil, Colombia and internationally.
Good luck to everyone that is shortlisted!