JUNE 19, 2009 -- FiberLight LLC (search Lightwave for FiberLight), a provider of optical transport technologies, announced that Baltimore Technology Park (BTP) has selected FiberLight to provide secure Ethernet capacity to connect BTP's data center with Greater Baltimore's Business District and the Equinix Data Center Service Facility in Ashburn, VA. Equinix is considered one of the largest IP Peering locations on the East Coast.
FiberLight's Ethernet offering will provide BTP clients with a direct, affordable, low-latency route to Equinix.
"It's a win-win solution for Baltimore Technology Park and FiberLight," says Mike Miller, FiberLight CEO. "Connecting BTP to downtown Baltimore and Ashburn, VA allows us to extend our footprint, while BTP benefits from FiberLight's robust core metro network and our 24/7 network monitoring capabilities to proactively address any issues."
FiberLight's secure 400-mile metro optical ring architecture in the DC/VA/MD region will enable BTP customers to further protect critical IT systems and stored data from natural disaster and unpredictable outages. BTP's customer base will receive dedicated connectivity to the major IP peering points, data centers, and carrier hotels located in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia at speeds up to 10 Gbps.
"We want to meet client needs for additional bandwidth capacity without sacrificing information transport security and design flexibility," BTP president Jim Weller says. "FiberLight offers a cost-efficient method to provide our clients with the bandwidth capacity and speed businesses require while reducing the risk of lost data."
FiberLight's LightSource products will allow BTP's customers' access to a host of major IP providers, media/content delivery networks, and WANs doing business in the mid-Atlantic area, the United States, and around the world.