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Press Release -- July 13th, 2016
Source: MRV Communications

The Markley Group Chooses MRV’s OptiDriver Solution to Support Mission-Critical Facilities in New England

Data Center Operator Relies on MRV’s Optical Transport Solution for New Connection Between Boston and Lowell, Mass. Locations

CHATSWORTH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 13, 2016– MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions for service providers, data center operators and enterprises, announced that it has partnered with the Markley Group, the owner and operator of the largest data centers and mission-critical telecommunications facilities in New England. MRV will provide their OptiDriver® platform to support the Markley Group’s continued growth, creating a connection from its One Summer Street location in Boston to its new facility inLowell, Mass.

One Summer Street is a highly reliable facility that supports global communications and data connectivity through a diverse group of network providers, both domestic and international. The Markley Group’s new 350,000-square-foot location in Lowell, Mass. is a 50-megawatt, mission-critical data center and cloud computing facility aimed at assisting customers with disaster recovery (DR) initiatives. The facility was also designed to meet the growing bandwidth, data storage and cloud needs for businesses in New England and across the country. Delivering both space and power efficiencies to produce the lowest cost of ownership within the industry, MRV’s OptiDriver solution provides the Markley Group with extreme bandwidth efficiency, flexible scalability to accommodate future capacity demands, and improved network manageability.

MRV’s award winning OptiDriver product suite is a best-in-class, carrier-grade, optical transport platform that empowers IT and network managers to do more with less. Whether creating a more manageable data center network or enabling on-demand reallocation of bandwidth across data center facilities, MRV builds solutions with the intelligence and flexibility needed to streamline service deployments and improve the overall management of network operations.

“MRV’s OptiDriver platform is ideally suited to support the growing demand for data center connectivity,” said Scott St. John, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Service for MRV Communications. “We are continuing to grow our customer base with leading data center operators, like the Markley Group, to support their customers’ growing demand for high bandwidth connectivity and cloud services, as well as to support the virtualization of their data center operations.”

“It was imperative that we selected an experienced and field-proven provider of optical transport solutions for this large-scale project in New England,” stated Patrick Gilmore, Chief Technology Officer of the Markley Group. “MRV’s OptiDriver platform met our specifications exactly, and the support of their staff enabled us to meet a tight timeline for bringing our services to market quickly. It is important that we rapidly scale with energy-efficient, cost-effective network infrastructure. MRV solutions deliver low latency, high reliability and peak network performance, thereby enabling us to maintain our end-customer service level agreements (SLAs).”

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About the Markley Group

Markley Group was founded in 1991 by CEO Jeff Markley. The company has developed over three million square feet of mission-critical space for the most demanding global clients, and operates a multi-site elastic cloud, allowing clients to scale computer resources paying only for what they use.Markley Group owns and operates One Summer Street, the largest and longest operating multi-tenant, mission-critical telecommunications and data center facility in New England. The building’s 920,000 square feet of highly-secured white and mechanical space houses leading companies from all industries across the globe. The carrier-neutral facility enables access to more than 80 independent network providers and 12 utility feeds from multiple substations for uninterrupted, reliable power and service. One Summer Street is maintained by more than 30 on-staff operating engineers, available 24/7/365, in addition to telecommunications technicians, security, property management and shipping and receiving personnel. To learn more about Markley Group, please visit:

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications (NASDAQ: MRVC) enables service providers, data center operators and enterprises to make their networks smarter, faster and easier to operate. MRV’s end-to-end portfolio includes innovative packet, optical and software platforms designed for flexibility and reliability. To learn more about MRV, visit and follow us on Twitter @MRVC.

Source: MRV Communications, Inc.

For the Markley Group, please contact:
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Brooke Wenrick, 617-986-5022
For MRV Communications, please contact:
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