HERNDON, VA – September 17, 2012 – XO Communications today announced that it has been selected to provide high-speed network services to Cobalt Data Centers, a leading Nevada-based independent data center operator.
Under the terms of the agreement, XO Communications will provide gigabit Ethernet Internet services over diverse fiber paths to the new Cobalt Cheyenne Data Center that is being constructed in Las Vegas. The facility is scheduled to open in November 2012. XO Communications is also one of the first service providers in the Cobalt Data Center, offering high capacity connectivity and fully redundant fiber connections to the XO nationwide network.
“Southern Nevada provides an ideal setting for data center facilities,” said Cobalt Data Centers CEO, Mike Ballard. “Businesses and government agencies are looking for data center space in Las Vegas because of its extremely low instance of natural catastrophes, large fiber footprint, and low tax environment. Customers tell us there is a current lack of high quality data center options in the marketplace. With our Cobalt Cheyenne data center we will be able to meet this need by providing high Internet connectivity, private data suites, route redundancy, and efficient power.”
“XO Communications has worked very closely with Cobalt Data Centers to develop a scalable solution that will address the needs of Cobalt tenants both today and into the future,” said Jim Ferguson, vice president of sales for the West Region at XO Communications. “With a direct fiber connection from Cobalt Cheyenne to our nationwide fiber optic network, we are able to provide another major route for Internet traffic into and out of Las Vegas for businesses’ IP connectivity needs.”
About XO Communications
XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications, managed network and IT infrastructure services for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers. These customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable, mobile wireless and domestic and international telecommunications companies. XO offers a superior customer experience through its innovative data and IP solutions, its employees’ focus on customers and the proven performance of its advanced network. To learn more about XO Communications, visit www.xo.com or blog.xo.com. XO Communications is also on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Cobalt Data Centers
Cobalt Data Centers is a data center development and operating company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cobalt Data Centers specializes in secure, high-density, network-rich colocation delivered with exceptional customer service. The planned Cobalt Las Vegas data centers are also centrally located in a city and region known for having an extremely low instance of natural catastrophes and extremely high connectivity. Its executives are experienced in all aspects of data center construction and management. Visit us on the web at www.cobaltdatacenters.com.
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