New York Metro Area businesses benefit from the combined power of AboveNet’s private metro fiber network and Telx’s state-of-the-art colocation facilities
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., February 16, 2010 – AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT, news, filings), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, announced that it has linked its network with the New York metropolitan area colocation facilities of Telx, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in key North American markets.
Supporting today’s explosive surge in bandwidth demand, AboveNet’s network opens up a new range of choices for companies that need ultra low latency connectivity for their mission-critical business and financial data applications. Now Telx’s New York area customers can leverage AboveNet’s high-speed links between Telx data centers and to hundreds of carrier and enterprise customers.
“Here in the world’s financial epicenter, companies including the leading capital markets firms have zero tolerance for network interruption, and they demand physical path diversity to ensure the highest reliability and lowest latency for their customers,” said Bill Kolman, Vice President of Sales for Telx. “AboveNet and Telx deliver this level of performance and offer customers the power of choice.”
“AboveNet has a proven track record of delivering highly scalable high bandwidth solutions to financial services, media and entertainment, and other enterprise companies,” said MaryBeth Nance, Executive Director of Business Development & Marketing at AboveNet. “Our customers can now extend into Telx’s colocation facilities in New Jersey, and source the best data center and fiber optic networking solutions to help them optimize key IT infrastructures.”
AboveNet’s fiber optic network connects Telx’s four primary New York metro area data centers at 111 8th Avenue, 60 Hudson Street in New York, 300 Boulevard East in Weehawken, N.J., and Telx’s newest facility at 100 Delawanna Avenue in Clifton, N.J., using diverse fiber routes with two separate Hudson River crossings.
AboveNet has also extended its dense metro optical network within the Telx suite at 100 Delawanna Avenue where it will establish a point of presence (PoP) for serving customers. This enables AboveNet’s customers to easily distribute applications or other critical infrastructure components to Telx’s Clifton, N.J. data center, and provides business continuity, disaster recovery and storage options for Telx’s New York-based customers.
About AboveNet, Inc.
AboveNet, Inc. provides high-bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among top U.S. metro markets and globally. AboveNet's network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.
Telx is the leading provider of interconnection, colocation and business exchange services in strategic, high demand North American markets. With 15 premier facilities, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to the industry’s highest performance networks and access to more than 750 leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with four facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, three facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit www.telx.com.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause or contribute to such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, and various other factors beyond the Company’s control. This also includes such factors as are described from time to time in the SEC reports filed by AboveNet, Inc., including the most recently filed Form 8-K.