Data center operator vXchnge reports that Integra Telecom Inc. has extended its fiber-optic network to vXchnge's Santa Clara Data Center. Integra is a carrier-grade network services provider connecting to over 2700 on-net buildings. By extending its network to the Santa Clara data center, Integra offers vXchnge's customers more options for scalable and secure bandwidth business connectivity.
Integra says the fiber connectivity to the vXchnge data center aligns with its strategic plans to invest in existing and adjacent markets leveraging its existing high-speed network. This includes expansion of fiber assets to strategic targets in the San Francisco Bay Area. Integra presently has over 6000 miles of long-haul fiber-optic network, 3000 miles of metropolitan fiber, and a nationwide IP/MPLS network that can deliver high bandwidth services to over 460,000 businesses (see "Integra adds 100 Gbps to fiber-optic network with Ciena").
"In our search for prime data centers to connect to, vXchnge registered high on our radar, not only for its prime West Coast location, but for its industry-leading data center design that supports high-power and cooling densities, a necessity for new cloud service deployments, " said Dan Stoll SVP strategy and development at Integra. "vXchnge's flexible, high-performance infrastructure platforms are designed to afford customers and service providers growth and scale dimensions that our clients' applications and technologies demand."
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, vXchnge's Santa Clara data center is convenient to San Francisco, San Jose, and other Bay Area communities. The data center is noted for receiving the industry's highest standard classification, along with Energy Innovator Awards from Silicon Valley Power for Unique and Innovative Economizer Design, Energy Efficient Equipment and Environmentally-Friendly Products and Systems.
"vXchnge is operating and building data centers for colocation services for the future. We operate as a neutral marketplace for customers and service providers where power, cooling and network capacities meet today's and tomorrow's needs. This marketplace serves the needs today where high bandwidth demands are matched with high performing data center infrastructures to meet application deployment needs, with a seamless, flexible and high performing ecosystem. Service providers and cloud providers will be able to maximize the number of eyeballs, eardrums and end points for their networked and cloud applications," said Ernest Sampera, CMO and senior vice president at vXchnge.
He added, "We are honored that Integra is joining us and look forward to the growth opportunities that Integra's network services will bring to our collective marketplaces. As our clients grow, we all grow -- the essence of the networked marketplace model."
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