London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – April 21, 2008 – Optical network and IP services firm, AboveNet, will provision fibre connectivity to the Powergate data center, TelecityGroup’s facility in Park Royal, London.
With its network reach already connected to the majority of TelecityGroup’s datacentres, AboveNet is ideally placed to support customer migration and expansion to Powergate. This in turn provides AboveNet customers another on-net location where their services can be delivered.
AboveNets connectivity to the new facility will enable TelecityGroup customers to take advantage of AboveNet’s portfolio of services, including fibre optic infrastructure, Tier-1 IP Transit as well as a range of managed wavelength services. TelecityGroup Powergate will offer businesses a highly resilient, secure and scalable datacentre environment with access to multiple connectivity options.
Alan Berryman, Sales Director at AboveNet noted, ”With our commitment to staying ahead of industry trends and investing in the future of our network, we are extremely pleased to be expanding our fibre network reach to London’s newest datacentre, TelecityGroup’s Powergate. This connectivity serves to highlight AboveNet’s commitment to offering our customers the most comprehensive range of networking solutions to support current and future business requirements.”
With growth in data volumes and the increase in regulatory driven solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity, businesses are placing greater importance on the reliability, performance and efficiencies of the supporting datacentre and network. The combination of TelecityGroup’s ideally situated state-of-the-art datacentre and AboveNet’s fibre and network service expertise will enable businesses to benefit from both extensive hosting and connectivity options.
Adriaan Oosthoek, Managing Director at TelecityGroup UK and Ireland remarked, ”TelecityGroup datacentres provide a critical hub for the exchange and delivery of online content for enterprise and consumer applications. Powergate, which offers 4kW customer power per rack as standard, has been designed and built to support the mission-critical, content-intensive server infrastructure of organisations that require a highly resilient and secure datacentre environment and access to extensive connectivity options including LINX. We are delighted that AboveNet has recognised the opportunity available at Powergate, both for their business and the access it will give them to our future customer base. We are also pleased to offer our Powergate customers access to the AboveNet network.”
AboveNet, Inc. provides fiber optical connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among 14 top U.S. metro markets and London. AboveNet’s network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.
TelecityGroup is a pan-European provider of network independent data centres offering a range of flexible, scalable data centre and managed services. TelecityGroup specialises in the design, build, and management of highly connected and secure environments in which customers can house their technical, web and internet infrastructure. Each of its data centres acts a connectivity and content hub facilitating the storage, sharing and distribution of data, content and media. Headquartered in London, TelecityGroup operates 18 network independent data centres across seven European countries. The data centres are located in prime positions for commerce and connectivity, including Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris and Stockholm.
To learn more about AboveNet, Inc., please visit: www.abovenet.com.
For more information about TelecityGroup, please visit: www.telecitygroup.com.