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Press Release -- June 7th, 2011
Source: US Signal
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, MPLS

US Signal’s Managed Data Center offering now available: opens way to Virtual Private Cloud environments

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — US Signal, a leading service provider of network infrastructure in the Midwest, today announced that its Managed Data Center, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), cloud offering, is now available. US Signal’s Managed Data Center is built with dedicated resource pools designed to rapidly provision and host Virtual Private Servers accessible through US Signal provided Wide Area Networks (WAN). Adding Managed Data Center to its Managed Services product suite makes US Signal one of the first service providers in the Midwest to offer customers the opportunity to build Virtual Private Cloud environments.

“US Signal is the first carrier to deliver an end-to-end, ubiquitous, Ethernet solution to compliment a secure, highly functional Virtual Private Cloud offering,” says Dan Olrich, chief operating officer. “Because we have mastered these network technologies, US Signal’s Managed Data Center is literally an extension of our customers Local Area Network (LAN), data center, and applications. The result is saving our customers time and money while improving their network and data center reliability.”

How it works

Virtual Private Clouds are created with customized Virtual Private Servers built with dedicated CPU, memory, and storage resources, offering customers a redundant computing environment with unparalleled security and storage not available in the public cloud.
Customers can access their cloud and storage environments in the Managed Data Center using US Signal’s data products like MPLS and Virtual Ethernet or by using IPsec VPN in conjunction with Managed Security and Dedicated Internet Access.

The Benefits

Virtual Private Cloud environments are particularly valuable in helping companies optimize application performance, increase data security, and reduce network and server costs. Pairing Managed Data Center with US Signal’s Private WAN services, customers can take advantage of all the benefits of cloud computing without exposing themselves to the security risks caused by transporting data over the Internet. US Signal’s Managed Data Center reduces customer capital expenditures by replacing large physical server deployments with rapidly scalable virtual environments. These cloud environments are created by equipment housed and maintained in the Midwest, keeping data close to the end user and improving application performance.

To learn more about US Signal’s Managed Data Center, visit www.ussignalcom.com.

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About US Signal

The US Signal network, one of the largest in the Midwest, includes more than 1,100 route miles of fiber optic metro rings in 23 markets and over 9,000 route miles of long-haul fiber connecting more than 150 on-off ramps, comprising major carrier hotel locations, incumbent telephone company central offices, and other lit buildings. To learn more about US Signal, visit www.ussignalcom.com.

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