Washington, D.C. – (The Hosting News) – June 30, 2008 – Managed data center hosting provider, Servecentric, has been selected by Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, Cogent, in order to significantly raise Ireland’s rating as a location for multi-national Internet companies, with Ireland’s only data center.
The Cogent high performance multi-national Tier 1 network carries over 17% of the world’s Internet traffic.
Cogent’s cost effective fibre network will provide Servecentric customers with the ability to have almost limitless multiple Gigabit expansion opportunities.
Dave Schaeffer, CEO at Cogent explained, ”Connecting Dublin was a priority for us because of all the opportunities to serve large bandwidth customers in Dublin. We are happy to be working with Servecentric and look forward to providing the Dublin market with competitive pricing, superior network performance and a very high level of customer service.”
Cogent is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top five Internet providers and currently takes its 80 – 200 Gbps backbone network and connects it to over 100 metro markets throughout North America and Europe. The network connects Servecentric to Manchester and Servecentric to London, meaning that it is very secure, with no single point of failure.
Companies that depend on micro-second connections between end-users and the core Internet applications are a key target for the new service. These include online trading, gaming, and voice and video over Internet services, where end-users want to minimise time-wasting network hops. Cogent, as a tier 1 Internet network ensures best quality and fewest possible hops from network-to-network.
Among the seventeen carriers connecting to the Servecentric data center, Cogent has been selected as one of only three providers whom any client can access via Servecentric’s core internet mesh.
Lori Brown, VP EU Sales and Product Management, noted, ”Cogent has found that once our presence is established in a data center, customers quickly turn to Cogent for our competitive pricing and quality of service. Customers then experience our award winning customer service and remain a customer for a long period of time.”
Helga Muir, Sales and Marketing Manager at Servecentric commented, ”Our mutual propositions perfectly compliment each other. We have the existing client base with the high bandwidth multi-national needs that Cogent seeks. Similarly, Cogent’s low-cost Tier 1 network will provide direct access to many of the world’s largest corporations and internet data centers, makes Servecentric’s proposition more attractive from a cost and quality point of view. Gaming is a great example of the new generation of services who place a serious value on having a single global network connected to hundreds of millions of people. With Cogent, we can enable gamers from Salzburg to Seattle to play in true real-time on a seamless network that reacts faster than the human reflex.”
Servecentric is a wholly owned, private funded, Irish organisation. It was established in August 2002 and has its headquarters in Blanchardstown Corporate Park in Dublin. It is currently Ireland’s leading managed services and data center operator and provides high-quality, scaleable solutions from single cabinet collocation services to full-scale provision of managed services.
Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, operating one of the largest capacity IP networks in the world with lit capacities ranging from 80 to 200 Gigabits per second. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and point-to-point transport services. Cogent’s facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 100 markets located in North America and Europe.
Since Cogent’s inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in existence. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent Communications is headquartered at 1015 31st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007.
To learn more about Cogent, please visit: www.cogentco.com.
For more information about Servecentric, please visit: www.servecentric.com.