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Press Release -- April 6th, 2010
Source: Fibertech
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Expansion

Fibertech Networks Expands Network to World Class Data Center in Westchester County, NY

Connecticut and Westchester County Businesses Now Have Access to 100% Fiber Optic, Fully Resilient Solution for Business Continuity and Security

April 06, 2010 - Rochester, NY

According to industry analysts, the continued growth of data transmission, storage and processing is driving data center development in the United States, where demand is currently outpacing supply by as much as three times.

In an effort to meet this demand, Fibertech Networks and Xand Corporation have teamed up to offer 100%, fully resilient fiber optic connectivity to Xand's 30,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art Westchester County Data Center.

Fibertech, a leading regional provider of fiber optic bandwidth services, owns and operates a nearly statewide fiber optic network in Connecticut. The network measures more than 2,100 miles reaching into Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Norwalk and Stamford, among others cities. It also connects north from Hartford to Springfield, MA, and Southwest from Stamford into White Plains, NY. In addition, the company recently completed a new metro network in Westchester County, NY, totaling more than 60 miles.

The company can leverage this infrastructure to provide a range of connectivity to area businesses, ranging in speeds from point-to-point and metro multi-point Ethernet service from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps; OC3 to OC192, in addition to the unlimited bandwidth of dark fiber optics.

"Financial and healthcare institutions, among several other industries, are investing in secure connectivity for their storage, management and processing of digital information," said Michael C. Hurley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Fibertech. "Through this agreement with Xand, we can provide a fully resilient solution to more than 90% of Connecticut and a significant number of Westchester County, NY, businesses."

Headquartered in Hawthorne, NY, Xand's core business is in delivering Colocation and Enterprise Server hosting, functioning as a production Data Center for many local businesses. In addition, Xand provides hot site, or secondary site services for many firms throughout the region.

Business Continuity sites are established at Xand utilizing server virtualization, sophisticated replication of data, redundant power circuits and diverse connections to the Internet, all to achieve environments with no single points of failure.

The newly installed Fibertech service at Xand will provide additional capacity, redundancy and resiliency to customers that Xand serves throughout the Connecticut and Westchester County metropolitan area.

"We understand our customers have zero tolerance for downtime. That makes the communications piece a key component in our overall value proposition. The ability for a client to connect to our facility with Fibertech's fast and secure network will make all the difference in delivering a solution that meets today's customers' sophisticated business requirements", said Jim Kramer, Vice President of Sales for Xand Corporation. "The service expansion with Fibertech allows Xand to offer customers options of guaranteed reliability through a world class communications provider."

About Fibertech Networks
Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Fibertech Networks is a leader in building and operating fiber optic networks throughout mid-size cities in the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. The company was recently recognized among metro-specific, fiber-based providers as the "Best-In-Class Service Partner" for retail business customers by Atlantic ACM in its Metro Report Card.

Founded in 2000 and privately held, Fibertech investors are led by Nautic Partners of Providence, R.I., and Bank of America Capital Investors of Charlotte, N.C. Further information about the company can be found at www.fibertech.com.

Dan Clifton - Fibertech Networks (585) 697 - 5100
Sonia McSweeney - Xand Corproation (914) 592-8282

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