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Press Release -- February 19th, 2014
Source: Alpheus Communications

Alpheus Expanding Premier Data Center in Downtown Austin

SSAE 16 compliant data center, colocated with Alpheus’ network hub, enables customers to easily bundle network and data center services in one location

AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 18, 2014 Alpheus Communications, a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions, is significantly expanding its world-class data center in downtown Austin, located at 1905 E. 6th St., just blocks from I-35 and less than 2 miles from the state Capitol building.

This latest expansion is driven by demand for premier data center space from companies building public, private and hybrid cloud environments requiring 100-percent uptime and fiber connectivity.

“Our 6th Street data center is unique because it’s just a few minutes from Austin’s central business district, it’s convenient to freeways, and most important, because our fiber network hub is in the same facility, Alpheus clients don’t have to source network and colocation services from separate providers. Alpheus simplifies things for businesses by bundling network and data center solutions on one contract and under one roof,” said Scott Widham, CEO of Alpheus Communications. “Companies are rapidly expanding their cloud environments, and that’s creating significant demand for the premier network and data center services that Alpheus provides, not only in Austin, but throughout Texas where we have the most extensive metro fiber footprint of any provider.”

Alpheus’ 6th Street data center offers diverse fiber routes and connections to more than 75 carriers. The data center’s key features include:

  • SSAE 16 compliant
  • Fully redundant HVAC system with N+1 cooling
  • 36-inch industry-grade, reinforced raised floors
  • 24x7x365 critical monitoring and disaster prevention
  • Controlled temperature and humidity
  • 500 KVA UPS, A and B power
  • STS PDUs for UPS power distribution
  • Dry pipe pre-action fire suppression with heat and smoke detection
  • Proximity and bio card-reader access

In addition to serving many enterprise business customers, for the past two years Alpheus has provided network services and Internet connectivity from its 6th Street hub to the legendary South by Southwest® (SXSW®) entertainment event. This year, Alpheus will double 2013 bandwidth levels and provide 2GB Internet access to SXSW, delivering connectivity directly to many venues.

The 6th Street site in Austin is one of several best-in-class data centers that Alpheus operates in Texas, all of which have fully redundant critical infrastructure. The facilities are on-net to Alpheus’ deep metro fiber Texas footprint that serves some of the fastest-growing markets in the U.S., including Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

The portfolio of Alpheus data centers is especially valuable to multi-site customers that prefer backup and redundancy from a single provider on a single infrastructure, enabling them to streamline management of their network and data center resources.

Alpheus’ on-network service delivery model provides a better way to achieve security, reliability, scalability and value for:

  • Enterprise Applications
  • Production Data Sites
  • Disaster Recovery Solutions
  • Database Replication
  • Network Hub Sites
  • Websites
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Applications
  • IT Operations Infrastructure

To learn more about Alpheus Communications’ data center in Austin, contact Matt Milliron, executive vice president, enterprise and channel sales, To schedule a facility tour, visit:

About Alpheus Communications

Alpheus Communications ( is a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions. With owned facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Alpheus is flexible, content-neutral and responsive to customer needs when low-latency and uptime are essential. As the preferred fiber backbone for Metro Texas, Alpheus is in a unique position to support mission-critical information technology functions and cloud computing solutions through its resilient SSAE 16-compliant data center platforms for colocation and disaster recovery.

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Tony Katsulos
Jetstream PR for Alpheus Communications
(972) 788-9456 ext. 301

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