AboveNet brings fiber connectivity to iomart's London data center

OCTOBER 1, 2009 -- AboveNet has connected iomart Hosting's Tier 3 data center to its dedicated fiber network to provide customers with high speeds and secure connections to their vital data and applications.

OCTOBER 1, 2009 -- AboveNet, a provider of high-bandwidth connectivity for business and carriers, has partnered with iomart Hosting to deliver mission-critical applications within the City of London. It has connected iomart Hosting's Tier 3 data center to its dedicated fiber network to provide customers with high speeds and secure connections to their vital data and applications.

iomart Hosting, one of Europe's largest data center providers, managed hosting, and business continuity services, specializes in providing highly secure cloud and server hosting services, with redundant power and onsite engineers at the ready 24/7. AboveNet now provides direct, low-latency connectivity to and from iomart Hosting's customers across the capital.

"Cloud computing services will ultimately only be trusted for mission-critical applications if they are delivered over a highly available, fast, dependable network," says John Donaldson, managing director at AboveNet UK. "That means removing possible points of failure -- such as passage through exchanges present in traditional networks -- for the reliability today's businesses need. By making this investment in dedicated fiber connectivity, we are able to deliver a highly scalable, ultrafast, and secure solution to London's businesses -- and are helping make the promises of cloud computing a reality."

AboveNet continues to expand its fiber footprint by connecting to iomart's facility in City Road, which becomes the latest data center to hook into AboveNet's dark fiber, IP transit, metro, and international Ethernet services. The move is part of AboveNet's investment strategy of connecting to vital locations to support the need for high bandwidth.

"We are delighted that we are now able to offer AboveNet's low-latency, fiber-optic, high-performance services to our London data centre customers," says Phil Worms, marketing director at iomart Hosting. "As organizations, such as the demanding new media market and finance sectors, move to the cloud, it is imperative that they do so with total confidence in the abilities of their chosen provider. Far greater importance is now placed on the reliability, performance and efficiencies of both the supporting data center and network, which is why we are pleased to be working with AboveNet."


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