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Press Release -- June 6th, 2011
Source: IO
Tags: Colocation, Datacenter, Low Latency

AboveNet Extends its Network to i/o’s Modular Data Center in Edison, New Jersey

i/o Utilizes Modular Data Center Platform to Convert Warehouse into a Powered and Globally Connected Data Center in Less Than 60 Days

PHOENIX, Ariz.June 6, 2011i/o, the leading provider of digital energy technology, today announced that high bandwidth connectivity solutions provider AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT, news, filings), has extended its dedicated fiber network to i/o NEW JERSEY – the world’s largest modular data center. The addition of AboveNet at the New Jersey data center will allow i/o to offer an array of low latency, gigabit-speed networking services to address growing bandwidth and always-on customer demands.

i/o provides data center solutions for some of the world’s largest enterprises, Web properties and carriers, and will utilize AboveNet’s extensive fiber optic network to provide fully redundant, all fiber access to new and existing customers. AboveNet is already built in to i/o’s data centers in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona.

“As the demand for bandwidth and always-on connectivity increases, AboveNet will offer our customers greater diversity, adding to our world-class offering,” said i/o President Anthony Wanger. “i/o also provides carrier-neutral colocation. By allowing access to AboveNet’s highly optimized fiber optic network, our customers will be able to achieve ultra-low latency while maintaining superior route diversity.”

“We work collaboratively with i/o to deliver high performance, high bandwidth connectivity to support its customers’ needs to handle data-intensive applications such as multimedia transfers, financial transactions, cloud computing, data replication and disaster recovery,” said Bill LaPerch, president and chief executive officer at AboveNet. “This network will allow i/o’s customers to have reliable, industry-leading network connectivity.”

i/o is able to power and globally connect a data center the magnitude of i/o NEW JERSEY in less than 60 days due to its modular data center platform, which includes 100% of the critical infrastructure required for an always-on data center. Engineered from manufactured components and controlled with the i/o OS® for seamless integration into the larger enterprise IT stack, i/o’s modular data center platform gives customers the ability to rapidly scale their IT operations.

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. and European markets. AboveNet’s network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.

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