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Press Release -- April 28th, 2010
Source: FiberLight
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Expansion, Low Latency, Wavelength

Horizon Data Center Solutions Powers Enterprise Colocation and Cloud Computing, Enabled by FiberLight’s Rapid Network Deployment in Virginia

Network Expansion Provides Dedicated IP Service and Core Optical Transport to New Facility in Manassas, Virginia

(Washington, DC) FiberLight, LLC, a leading optical networking provider, was able to accomplish the impossible when it turned up a 10 Gig Ethernet network with dedicated IP Services in less than a week for Horizon Data Center Solutions, a fast growing facilities-based colocation and IT service company headquartered in Dallas.  The new infrastructure will enable Horizon’s clients to efficiently connect to their Tier III+, SAS 70 II data centers from any location and will provide a 5 9’s fully redundant network architecture to ensure optimum uptime.

“We’ve heard great things about FiberLight’s service and speed to turn-up, but it still surprised us that they were able to connect our facilities together so fast,” said Horizon Data Center Solutions CEO Lance Smith. “When we looked at networking providers we realized that FiberLight was the best fit because they offer a customized end-to-end networking solution that allowed us to expand our network quickly and provide secure connectivity and dedicated IP on a stable platform.”

Horizon Data Center Solutions serves a diverse customer base including clients in the federal government, financial, healthcare, entertainment and retail industry.   In addition to colocation, Horizon offers private FlexSafe Cloud computing services and FlexStor, a new suite of storage services which provides a wide range of data backup and replication options to facilitate business continuity and disaster recovery.

“Our Northern Virginia data center customers want to back up data in our Dallas data centers and vice-versa.  FiberLight’s ringed, diverse architecture offers the low latency and redundancy our customers demand in order to transport data securely while maintaining business continuity,” Mr.  Smith said.

“Horizon Data Center Solutions plans to expand the company’s presence in other key markets later this year and in 2011, and FiberLight is positioning itself as the provider of choice in those markets where FiberLight offers optical networking solutions,” said Michael P. Miller, CEO and Founder of FiberLight.

“This partnership offers a strong foundation for future success,” Mr. Miller said. “If you take FiberLight’s strong network presence along with our high bandwidth, high performance network and combine it with Horizon’s expertise in enterprise colocation, managed hosting and cloud computing, the combined effect is a turnkey solution for high performance IT delivery.”

About Horizon Data Center Solutions

Horizon Data Center Solutions and its subsidiaries have provided managed services, hosting and co-location since 2000.  The company began providing services to Dallas-based customers out of a single data center location and quickly grew to providing full IT outsourcing, services to the cloud and hosting services to clients across the US and internationally. Today, Horizon Data Center Solutions offers two Dallas locations and a jointly managed PowerLoft facility in Manassas, Virginia. For more information visit

About FiberLight, LLC

FiberLight provides Ethernet, Wavelengths, IP, SONET, and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions to telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web centric businesses. FiberLight wholly owns its 500,000 fiber mile network in key growth areas and offers robust metro networks in 21 metros within Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia and Maryland, as well as Wide Area Networking options at layer 1, 2 and 3 to major commercial hubs throughout the country. FiberLight fully supports applications requiring maximum availability, low latency and ultimate security. Visit FiberLight at

For More Information Contact:

Pat Mahony

Marketing Manager

(678) 347-9256


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