DALLAS (February 9, 2016) – CyrusOne (:CONE, news), a global data center provider, and Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK), Alaska’s leading broadband and IT solutions provider, announced today they have signed an agreement to benefit customers of both companies. Alaska Communications will now provide enterprise businesses and government agencies secure and reliable connectivity with offsite data storage at CyrusOne’s advanced, highly secure Houston data center campus. CyrusOne, which operates 31 carrier-neutral facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia, can now serve customers with secure, reliable connectivity to Alaska on Alaska Communications’ network.
“Alaska Communications will be an excellent channel partner. We’re excited to have them join our team. In addition to providing interconnectivity via the CyrusOne IX [Internet Exchange] to strategic data center sites throughout the United States, we also have expertise with our energy customers’ data and IT management needs. We look forward to working with Alaska Communications to serve new customers in the region,” said Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager of interconnection, CyrusOne.
“Alaska Communications is pleased to advance our customers’ cloud strategies with private, secure and reliable connectivity to state-of-the-art data storage on CyrusOne’s Houston campus,” said Anand Vadapalli, Alaska Communications president and CEO. “Our customers trust us to securely enable their migration to the cloud, and this partnership now connects Alaska businesses to any of CyrusOne’s Lower 48 data centers.”
Alaska Communications has led telecommunications in Alaska for more than 100 years. It provides broadband and managed IT services for businesses with a reliable, redundant statewide network. As the only Alaska-based carrier that’s Ethernet 2.0 certified, it serves the businesses and organizations that drive Alaska’s growth, including oil and gas, government, finance, healthcare and education. Alaska Communications customers enjoy unparalleled business continuity with the state’s most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the Lower 48.
The CyrusOne National IX, coupled with the company’s multiple dispersed locations and available 100 percent uptime, enables Fortune 1000 enterprises to implement cost-effective, multi-location data center platforms that can help manage their disaster recovery needs and applicable regulatory or industry-specific requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI.
Globally, CyrusOne operates 31 carrier-neutral facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an architecture with the highest-available power redundancy (2N).
CyrusOne helps many of the world’s top energy companies meet unique IT infrastructure and connectivity needs associated with energy production, seismic processing, and oil and gas data management. CyrusOne has vast experience working with large energy firms and develops solutions for a variety of power densities and data center configurations. CyrusOne also provides high-density footprints and high-performance compute capabilities using advanced cooling technologies to enable customers to efficiently obtain server densities up to 900 watts per square foot to handle the most demanding IT environments.
Renowned for exceptional service, building enduring customer relationships, and high customer satisfaction levels, CyrusOne serves nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 165 of the Fortune 1000 among its more than 925 customers.
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CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 925 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 165 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies.
CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer-service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 31 data centers worldwide.
About Alaska Communications
Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is the leading provider of advanced broadband and IT managed services for businesses and consumers in Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States. For more information, visit www.AlaskaCommunications.com or www.alsk.com.
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