AboveNet connects second Horizon Data Center In North Texas

SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 -- AboveNet Communications, Inc. has completed a private DWDM ring between Horizon Data Center Solutions’ locations in the North Texas data center corridor.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 -- AboveNet Communications, Inc. has completed a private DWDM ring between Horizon Data Center Solutions’ locations in the North Texas data center corridor.

Horizon, with more than 50,000 sq ft of data center space in Dallas, will use the AboveNet private fiber connectivity to expand its services into its new second location, while adding product offerings and meeting service level agreements.

AboveNet's has delivered the links via buried fiber-optic cable. This enables bandwidth services provider to offer Horizon route diversity, redundancy, and scalable gigabit-level bandwidth to support their customers’ needs.

“As we continue to expand our footprint to broaden the services we provide, we chose AboveNet to link our sites because they provide highly reliable, diverse high-bandwidth networking that will benefit our customers. For example, AboveNet connectivity will be an integral component of our private cloud, storage, and backup service offerings,“ said Lance Smith, CEO of Horizon.

Horizon clients include members of the global 1000, including the Army & Air Force Exchange Service as well as local and regional firms such as Children's Medical Center, the Hunt Capital Group, and Pizza Hut Park. Now that Horizon’s private fiber network includes its Marsh Lane facility, clients can take advantage of redundant data center infrastructure, assisting with disaster recovery and data retention projects. In addition, AboveNet says its current clients can tap into the network with extremely low latency and use Horizon’s data center infrastructure.

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