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Press Release -- March 4th, 2014
Source: Adva Optical Networking

GigeNET Answers Chicago’s Bandwidth Surge with the ADVA FSP 3000

Move from Managed Service Model to Own Infrastructure Ensures Rapid Response to Fierce Customer Growth

Chicago, Illinois, USA. March 4, 2014. ADVA Optical Networking announced today that GigeNET has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 to answer dramatic bandwidth growth. Connecting three locations within the Chicago area, the ADVA FSP 3000 enables GigeNET to rapidly respond to customer demand in the most efficient and scalable way possible. The key to this success is GigeNET’s development of its own network infrastructure. Moving from a managed service model to a privately-owned infrastructure ensures GigeNET can scale its network and its business in a cost-efficient and customer-driven manner. Deployed in a redundant ring topology, the ADVA FSP 3000 will play a vital role in helping GigeNET to maintain its 100% uptime guarantee and rapid service provisioning.

“Our customers are the driving force behind every decision we make. Every day we’re listening to what they need, what they want,” said Ameen Pishdadi, president and CTO, GigeNET. “This is why we decided to build our own network infrastructure and why we decided to work with the team at ADVA Optical Networking. They share our same customer focus, our same dedication to going beyond expectations to deliver something truly exceptional. With our new network, we have the best possible opportunity to help our customers succeed and to help them drive their business forward. The ADVA FSP 3000 is critical to our success here. It enables us to quickly deploy new services and meet any bandwidth demand – today and tomorrow.”

One of the principal reasons for the selection of the ADVA FSP 3000 is its reputation in the data center environment. Deployed in over 15,000 enterprises across the globe, the ADVA FSP 3000 has been refined over many years. Its low power consumption, small footprint and rapid scalability ensure it meets the most stringent of network requirements. GigeNET’s selection here goes beyond technology though. GigeNET is enrolled in ADVA Optical Networking’s training program and receives personal tuition in the company’s Atlanta campus. GigeNET also subscribes to ADVA Optical Networking’s Bronze maintenance package, ensuring rapid response to any network issues or concerns. Such maintenance coverage is vital for GigeNET customers that require the most stringent service level agreements.

“Technology can only take you so far, can only deliver so much. It’s the people that make the real difference; it’s the team that sets you apart,” commented John Scherzinger, senior vice president, North America Sales, ADVA Optical Networking. “GigeNET understands this. They understand how critical strong customer attention is. This focus has directed our approach to this project. Our teams have worked together to ensure that GigeNET could meet every customer expectation, could meet their 100% uptime promise. Shifting from a managed service to your own private infrastructure is no small task, but this shift will enable GigeNET to quickly scale its business, to rapidly meet any customer demands. Ultimately it’s this customer focus that GigeNET is all about.”

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About ADVA Optical Networking

At ADVA Optical Networking we’re creating new opportunities for tomorrow’s networks, a new vision for a connected world. Our intelligent telecommunications hardware, software and services have been deployed by several hundred service providers and thousands of enterprises. Over the past twenty years, our innovative connectivity solutions have helped to drive our customers’ networks forward, helped to drive their businesses to new levels of success. We forge close working relationships with all our customers. As your trusted partner we ensure that we’re always ready to exceed your networking expectations. For more information on our products and our team, please visit us at:

About GigeNET

GigeNET is a full-service managed hosting provider offering dedicated, cloud, hybrid, and colocation hosting solutions, as well as state-of-the-art DDoS protection. GigeNET is headquartered just outside of Chicago, Illinois where it owns and operates a 17,000 sq. ft. enterprise-class private data center that allows GigeNET to offer clients high performance with excellent security at affordable prices. GigeNET also offers their wide range of services in their newly expanded Los Angeles, CA data center with plans to open an East Coast location shortly. GigeNET has been a pioneer since their inception in the 90s and continues to push the boundaries of what is possible, developing new technologies and trailblazing products for their clients including ProxyShield®, the industry’s leading DDoS mitigation system. Visit to learn more.

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