Expands Data Center Partnerships to Meet Enterprise and Wholesale Customer Demand
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 29, 2013 – Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, business-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has partnered with Digital Realty to provide fiber connectivity and network communications to two of Digital Realty’s data centers located on the West Coast. The data centers, located in Sacramento, Calif. and Hillsboro, Ore., provide around-the-clock, business-critical IT and network infrastructure to a variety of businesses, creating new opportunities for Integra to reach enterprise and wholesale customers.
“As more enterprises turn to data center experts like Digital Realty to furnish their IT infrastructure, it opens new avenues to leveraging our broad portfolio of fiber assets throughout our network footprint,” said Joe Harding, senior vice president of product & marketing at Integra Telecom. “These data centers and the customers who rely on them demand dependable, high-speed networking and Ethernet transport, and Integra’s fiber and integrated services are ideally suited to their stringent requirements.”
The partnership reflects Integra’s investment in high-performance, extremely reliable Ethernet solutions. By extending fiber to strategically located data centers within the company’s footprint, Integra is positioned to deliver a ubiquitous network solution for customers who turn to data center providers to maintain their physical IT infrastructure or remotely host their business applications. Enterprise customers such as those in healthcare, government and education markets as well as wholesale carrier customers benefit from Integra’s growing list of data center partnerships.
“With its high-density, fully owned and operated fiber network and suite of flexible, integrated products, we’re pleased to have a service provider such as Integra powering our data centers,” said David Caron, senior vice president of Portfolio Management for Digital Realty. “Integra, like Digital Realty, is committed to providing solutions that meet the growing, data-intensive demands of today’s business customer.”
Digital Realty is a leading global provider of data center solutions and partners with fiber-based networking communications providers such as Integra to deliver high-capacity, cloud enabled and virtualized solutions to business customers.
About Integra Telecom
Integra is one of the largest facilities-based providers of communication and networking services in the western United States. We connect businesses of all sizes with advanced networking, communications and technology solutions in 35 metropolitan markets. Integra owns and operates an enterprise-class network consisting of a 5,000-mile long-haul fiber-optic network, 3,000–miles of metropolitan fiber and a nationwide IP/MPLS network. Our fiber network connects directly to more than 2,200 enterprise buildings and data centers. Through our expansive Ethernet-over-copper footprint, we can deliver high-bandwidth services to more than 400,000 businesses. At Integra, we understand our customers need reliable, secure and flexible solutions delivered with unmatched expertise and quality of service. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.