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Press Release -- March 7th, 2013
Source: Colo Atl

Colo Atl Expands to Accommodate Increased Colocation and SDN Peering Demand

Atlanta, March 07, 2013 – Colo Atl , a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection solutions, announces today it has completed a significant build-out of its 55 Marietta Street facility in downtown Atlanta. The build-out includes increased colocation and data center space, and a number of new amenities, including a state-of-the-art conference facility and meet me area operated by Colo Atl’s sister company, The Georgia Technology Center (GTC). The facility is also home to the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), which provides next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) solutions, including SDN peering, testing, collaboration and implementation.

“As we expand to provide the best possible colocation and interconnection to more global tenant and carrier providers, it’s imperative that we also embrace and enable the development of burgeoning network technologies, such as SDN,” states Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl. “Our goal has always been to provide affordable interconnection options, quickly. Additionally, we must deliver the network technologies that meet the objectives of the global Internet community. The Colo Atl facility expansion is designed to meet those needs.”

Via the Colo Atl facility, SNAP offers 100 Mbps to 10Gbps access ports, and both IPv4 and IPv6 peering. Route servers allow networks to simplify their peering operations, while SNAP permits other traditional peering models utilizing either user-managed peering or VLANs as needed to meet member objectives.

SNAP also provides an exchange for Software Defined Networks (SDN), initially peering with the regional research and education networks, and ultimately into the commercial networking space. SDN peering on the SNAP benefits from the technical expertise of Charter Members, such as the Georgia Institute of Technology, US Ignite, and transformative research provided through the National Science Foundation’s Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI).

Established in November 2001, the fully built out infrastructure of the Colo Atl colocation and Meet Me Room (MMR) facility is located on the 5th and 8th floors of 55 Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The Colo Atl facility provides a dedicated working environment to its 70-plus tenants and carriers and was built on a “customer first” philosophy.

For more information about Colo Atl, visit or email

To learn more about SNAP contact us at

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About Colo Atl 

Located in the global telecom hub of Atlanta, Georgia, Colo Atl, a JT Communications Company, provides colocation, data center & interconnection services, at an affordable rate. Colo Atl is a neutral-colocation facility that allows tenants and carriers to securely and conveniently cross-connect within a SSAE16 certified facility. Colo Atl has no monthly recurring cross connect fees between tenants and provides exceptional customer service. Visit Colo Atl online at: and follow us on Twitter @ColoAtl.

About Georgia Technology Center (GTC)

The Georgia Technology Center (GTC) is an active showroom for network equipment vendors to highlight their optical and electrical hardware and operating systems. The GTC was created and engineered to promote interoperability testing, live customer trials and demonstrations for equipment vendors within a secure, densely populated and active Meet Me Room. Membership in the GTC is open to all Layer 1, 2 and 3 equipment vendors. Members can utilize the GTC’s conference room to host presentations for current and prospective clients as well as take advantage of introductions to the network operators through the GTC community. The GTC is located within the Colo Atl Meet Me Room facility at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta, Georgia. Network equipment vendors interested in becoming a GTC Member should email: or visit us online at: and follow us on Twitter @GTC_Atl.

About Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP)

SNAP is a next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) supporting IPv4, IPv6 as well as OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking (SDN). Its mission is to not only support global peering, but also the collaborative development of an entirely new structure for Internet Protocol network peering. SNAP, located within the Georgia Technology Center, is a public IX built on Brocade equipment and the support of its Founding Members, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI), US Ignite, Southern Light Rail and PeachNet. For more information about the SNAP or to schedule a briefing, contact us at Follow SNAP on Twitter @SoutheastNAP.

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