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Press Release -- June 10th, 2014
Source: Verizon

Five Verizon Colocation Data Centers in the U.S. Converted to Carrier-Neutral Facilities

More Permissive Interconnection Options Deliver Choice, Flexibility to Enterprise, Government Clients

by Kevin W. Irland

Five Verizon data centers across the U.S. that provide enterprise-class colocation services have been converted to carrier-neutral facilities, providing clients with greater choice and flexibility.

Clients purchasing Verizon colocation services from data centers in Boston, Denver, Elmsford, New York, Manassas, Virginia and Seattle, will now have the option of selecting their own third-party network provider for carrier diversity and redundancy. Previously, these data centers featured dual-carrier network connectivity with Verizon serving as the primary carrier and an alternate, pre-selected carrier providing backup network services.

By adopting more permissive interconnection policies for its colocation data centers, Verizon colocation clients can realize multiple benefits.

  • Greater choice and flexibility in selecting a network service provider to connect the Verizon colocation data center to client offices and facilities, as well as universal Internet connectivity for partners and customers.
  • Enhanced carrier diversity and redundancy.
  • Ability to fully leverage existing relationships with network service providers.
  • Streamlined processes and low costs associated with carrier management.
  • Expanded business continuity options to maintain the accessibility and availability of mission-critical applications and data.

“More and more enterprise and government clients are opting to utilize colocation services to augment existing data center capacity rather than build their own facilities,” said Guy Tal, manager of data center interconnection services, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “By loosening previously restrictive interconnection policies, we are meeting customer requirements for flexibility and choice, thereby enabling an easier migration path to using a third-party provider for critical data center services.”

With the addition of five new carrier-neutral data centers, Verizon now boasts a total of 16 colocation facilities that offer unrestricted interconnection with multiple carriers. The other U.S. data centers are Culpeper, Virginia, Dallas, Miami, and Santa Clara, California. International carrier-neutral data centers are located in Amsterdam, Bogota, Colombia, Brussels, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Spain, and Sao Paolo.

Learn more about Verizon’s global data center footprint, including details on its newly converted carrier-neutral facilities, by visiting the Verizon Terremark website and clicking on data centers then selecting a region. Information on Verizon colocation services is also available.

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