Cervalis picks Optimum Lightpath for metro Ethernet services

February 2, 2006 Jericho, NY -- Cervalis (Stamford, CT), a provider of IT infrastructure services, announced that it has chosen Optimum Lightpath as its primary provider of point-to-point Metro Ethernet connectivity. Cervalis is using Optimum Lightpath's Metro Ethernet network to provide direct connectivity from its 70,000 sq. ft. secure remote data center in Dutchess County, NY to its customers' offices and data centers throughout the New York metropolitan area.

February 2, 2006 Jericho, NY -- Cervalis (Stamford, CT), a provider of IT infrastructure services, announced that it has chosen Optimum Lightpath as its primary provider of point-to-point Metro Ethernet connectivity. Cervalis is using Optimum Lightpath's Metro Ethernet network to provide direct connectivity from its 70,000 sq. ft. secure remote data center in Dutchess County, NY to its customers' offices and data centers throughout the New York metropolitan area.

According to a press release, the partnership also enables Cervalis to offer its high availability data center services, including business continuity/disaster recovery, production data center outsourcing and Internet application hosting solutions, to more than five thousand businesses in more than seventeen hundred commercial buildings that are already connected to the Optimum Lightpath optical network.

"The most complicated part of delivering the remote data center solutions that Cervalis offers to the marketplace is getting - and staying - connected," comments Michael Boccardi, Cervalis's president and CEO. "The high reliability and availability of Optimum Lightpath's point-to-point Ethernet connectivity solution is essential to our business and we could not get anything like it from any other single vendor. Most of the 'traditional' telephone companies in this region offer extremely limited or inconsistent metro Ethernet services, and this partnership has enabled us to get additional customers that we would not have been able to connect to without the Optimum Lightpath network."

"Today, business continuity is no longer a luxury; it is a way of life," adds Dave Pistacchio, Optimum Lightpath's executive vice president and general manager. "Cervalis is providing companies with an affordable, reliable, and always available business continuity solution, and we're pleased to be giving them the metro Ethernet connectivity they need to reach customers with their services. At the same time, this partnership will allow our current and future customers to take advantage of the operational continuity virtually guaranteed by having a leading-edge remote data center located more than sixty miles outside New York City."

Optimum Lightpath's metro Ethernet product line supports speeds ranging from 10 Mbit/sec to 10 Gbit/sec, delivered via fiber-optic connections that run directly to businesses' locations. The company says its Ethernet circuits can be used for high-capacity data transfer, Internet access, or a combined Internet access/voice services bundle at a relatively inexpensive cost per bit.

Optimum Lightpath is the business telecommunications services division of Cablevision Systems.


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