DukeNet expands fiber network into Sentinel’s data centers

DukeNet Communications, a regional provider of fiber-based services in the U.S. Southeast, says it will build diverse fiber-optic network routes into the NC-1 data center belonging to Sentinel Data Centers as it looks to connect new enterprise customers.

DukeNet Communications, a regional provider of fiber-based services in the U.S. Southeast, says it will build diverse fiber-optic network routes into the NC-1 data center belonging to Sentinel Data Centers as it looks to connect new enterprise customers.

Sentinel NC-1 is North Carolina’s first large-footprint, multi-tenant data center. The facility provides large enterprise users with dedicated, secure, customizable suites for IT infrastructure.

“Sentinel’s NC-1 facility will fill a void in this region for large, quality-sensitive enterprises seeking autonomous data center solutions,” said Mike Prendergast, senior vice president of sales and marketing with DukeNet. “DukeNet is excited about this partnership with Sentinel Data Centers and is honored by the opportunity to connect Sentinel’s client base with our unique routes and robust network throughout the Raleigh/Durham market.”

Construction on Sentinel’s NC-1 facility in Durham began in late 2012, and the first phase of the facility will be commissioned in the second quarter of 2013. DukeNet is building a diverse fiber cable route into the facility to help Sentinel provide business continuity services to support its customers’ needs.

“The ability for enterprises to leverage multiple, best-in-class carriers is central to our business model,” said Sentinel co-president Todd Aaron. “This relationship with DukeNet further bolsters our carrier roster and continues to distinguish our Durham facility as the sole carrier-neutral, enterprise-class data center in the region.”

The announcement comes after DukeNet completed the expansion of its core network into four new areas (see "DukeNet expands network across four additional states”).

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