AboveNet will provide DuPont Fabros’ customers with high bandwidth, low latency services and connections to major business hubs within the U.S.
WHITE PLAINS, NY - September 22, 2011 – AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT, news, filings), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced that it is now connected to DuPont Fabros Technology’s (NYSE: DFT) data center, SC1, located in Santa Clara, California. With the completion of the fiber build-out to SC1, AboveNet is able to provide services to all DFT data centers.
DuPont Fabros Technology’s SC1 facility is one of the largest and efficient data centers available to businesses in the Greater San Francisco Bay area. SC1 is comprised of two identical phases, totaling 360,000 gross square feet, 176,000 raised square feet and 36.4 mega watts of available critical load. Customers in the newly delivered phase one SC1 facility will now have access to AboveNet’s portfolio of Ethernet services for high-bandwidth connectivity in and between major business hubs throughout the country. AboveNet’s IP POP (point-of-presence) enables AboveNet to deliver Tier 1 IP service at affordable rates and reliable service to DFT’s tenants.
“Businesses continue to move mission-critical applications to reliable outsourced wholesale data centers to handle data intensive applications such as cloud computing, multimedia transfers, data replication and disaster recovery,” said Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations for DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. “We are pleased to connect to AboveNet’s high performance network to offer the bandwidth services and routes to meet the communications needs of our tenants.”
AboveNet provides a complete portfolio of metro Ethernet, WDM, Long Haul and IP transit services. DFT’s enterprise and carrier customers also can benefit from AboveNet’s world-class fiber optic network in both the U.S and Europe, with connections to buildings containing more than 450 data centers. Its infrastructure includes more than 2.3 million fiber miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 13,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.
“At AboveNet, we focus exclusively on the needs of the high bandwidth customer, so our network in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley is specifically engineered to deliver fast, dedicated, secure connectivity to critical business locations,” said Xenophon Giannis, executive director of Sales for AboveNet on the West Coast. “SC1 is a key facility to connect to our network. We look forward to serving the enterprise and carrier customers in this important market.”
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. 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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