Cox Business expands fiber infrastructure with Phoenix NAP connection

May 17, 2010
Cox Business and Phoenix NAP, a datacenter and network access point, have partnered to deepen security, redundancy, and datacenter accessibility for small and medium-sized businesses across the state of Arizona.

MAY 16, 2010 -- Cox Business and Phoenix NAP, a datacenter and network access point, have partnered to deepen security, redundancy, and datacenter accessibility for small and medium-sized businesses across the state of Arizona.

"Cox Business is expanding our fiber infrastructure in Arizona. Our alliance with the Phoenix NAP enterprise will provide a new layer of connectivity and security options for growing businesses in our competitive market," says Hyman Sukiennik, vice president of Cox Business.

Phoenix NAP features 148,000 square feet of raised-floor datacenter space supported by divergent network feeds. It combines medium voltage power distribution delivered by four 10 megawatt feeds running along diverse paths from the electrical substation, N+1 Cummins backup generators, S&C PureWave(TM) UPS systems, and McQuay Modular Central Plants to promote concurrent maintainability. This allows aspects of the power or mechanical distribution chain to be serviced without losing any operational performance.

The Phoenix NAP, the facility of which overlays 12 layers of security, is a PCI DSS-validated services provider and an SAS 70-certified facility.

Cox Business built dual-fiber entries into the building, supported by redundant network switching centers. The connections reside on multiple OC-192 fiber rings. Cox Business can serve as the primary and back-up network for all datacenter customers to meet their business continuity requirements.

"We're glad to be able to offer Phoenix NAP customers reliable access to Cox Business solutions to support their business-critical applications. Our datacenter is designed to accommodate small and medium-sized businesses while offering them an enterprise-quality colocation facility, and the partnership with Cox Business strengthens the value proposition for these customers," says Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP.

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