Oklahoma City’s RACK59 Data Center (RACK59) says that telecommunications provider Cogent Communications has established a new point of presence (PoP) in the company’s data center located at 7725 W Reno in Oklahoma City, OK. RACK59 and Cogent Communication’s combined resources will offer both companies the ability to accommodate their growing bandwidth needs, as well as those of RACK59’s emerging start-up customers.
Cogent Communications is a multinational Tier 1 internet service provider that delivers internet access and data transport services to the corporate and netcentric segments. The PoP within RACK59’s 7725 Connect is part of its strategy to provide Tier 1 network connectivity and data center services for Oklahoma City, says the company.
With the Cogent Communications addition to RACK59’s 7725 Connect, various local and international providers will now be accessible to data center customers. According to RACK59, the addition also enables 7725 Connect to offer access to 14 internet service providers with on-net presence.
Encompassing 15,000 square feet of available space, RACK59’s data center is carrier dense, carrier neutral, and includes a high-density server environment with fully redundant power architecture. The facility is SSAE16 certified, and equippedwith a multi-stage security system that includes HID card readers, biometrics, and 24/7/365 monitoring. According to RACK59, the building harnesses power from two independent power grids, backed by two diesel generators with 10,000 gallons (or one full week) of reserve fuel. In the event of component failure, all power equipment is built with 2N redundancy.
"I am very excited to light RACK59 with Cogent’s fiber presence, said Samual Curis, P.E., RACK59 Partners, LLC’s managing member. "The spirit of RACK59 has always been to promote a carrier friendly Internet Exchange Point, while cultivating a free peering environment for all fiber carriers interconnected at RACK59. The new connection with Cogent allows RACK59 colocation customers a direct connection to prime content and affordable Internet access."
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