iberLight Connects Fiber Network Core for New BYTEGRID™ Data Center
Largest Multi-tenant Data Center in Maryland Offers Optimal Network
Performance While Operating Under Carrier Neutral Status
WASHINGTON– July 13, 2012 — FiberLight, LLC, one of the nation’s leading providers of mission critical, high performance fiber optic networks, announced today that it has connected its dense fiber core network into BYTEGRID’s premier data center in Silver Spring, Maryland delivering end to end optical transport services to clients within BYTEGRID’s 91,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space.
BYTEGRID is an emerging company focused on the acquisition, development and operation of premier wholesale data center facilities nationally. BYTEGRID serves some of the world’s largest companies, including a Fortune 15 financial services firm that relies on BYTEGRID and its facility to provide the IT infrastructure underpinning its global business encompassing trillions of dollars in daily transactions with a heritage of zero downtime.
BYTEGRID’s new, carrier neutral data center caters to financial, government and wholesale clients, as well as Maryland’s growth sectors: healthcare, life sciences, financial services and cyber security. FiberLight has the ability to provide the high bandwidth mission critical services for these clients and connect them directly to where the data is being created, distributed or stored.
“BYTEGRID’s first data center campus in Silver Spring, Maryland exemplifies the solution we are committed to deliver – a highly secure, robust and reliable facility that is flexible enough to satisfy the needs of government and private users alike, enterprise IT or a cloud service provider. Whether the need is for 50 watts per foot or 250 watts per foot, N+1, N+2 or 2N, we can deliver all in our Silver Spring facility.” said Don Goodwin, BYTEGRID’s Executive Vice President.
FiberLight has provided fiber optic network services to carrier, enterprise, government and education customers in Maryland and the surrounding market for over a decade and recently completed a major expansion of its footprint, now stretching in excess of 600 route miles from Baltimore to Washington DC to central Virginia. FiberLight has been one of the most active builders of new underground fiber infrastructure in the Mid-Atlantic over the past 10 years and as a result creates a great partnership opportunity with BYTEGRID to provide application and network agnostic bandwidth to key interconnection points throughout the market housed in one of the most advanced and secure data center facilities in the region.
“FiberLight will provide turnkey transport services to BYTEGRID clients, connecting the BYTEGRID data center directly to facilities reached by the core fiber network we own including private financial market data centers, key interconnection facilities in Ashburn, major content providers, government campuses including the Pentagon, Fort Meade, many civilian agencies and MAX GIGAPOP and Internet 2 POPs. All key destination points within the FiberLight network become immediately accessible for both managed services as well as our dark fiber solutions from BYTEGRID’s facility.” said Ben Edmond, President of Sales & Marketing at FiberLight.
FiberLight, LLC is a premier provider of mission-critical, high performance networking services including Ethernet, Wavelengths and IP, SONET and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions. Solutions are provided to telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses. FiberLight wholly owns its 600,000 fiber-mile network in key growth areas and offers robust metro networks in 29 metros within Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia and Maryland. Visit FiberLight at www.fiberlight.com.
BYTEGRID is a privately-held company headquartered in Northern Virginia focused on acquiring, developing and operating highly flexible, efficient, and resilient wholesale data centers. The company serves the growing need for mission-critical data center space by providing secure, interconnected, carrier-neutral, and density robust facilities that integrate modular and energy efficient technologies. The company is led by industry veterans with significant experience in data center operations, design and construction; data center sales and marketing; real estate development and finance; and telecommunications. For more information about BYTEGRID, please visit www.BYTEGRID.com.
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