Tampa, Florida – (The Hosting News) – January 24, 2007 – Dedicated server and colocation service management firm, FastServers.Net, has chosen to enlist Internet exchange and colocation services provider, Switch and Data, to expand into Chicago with its data center.
Switch and Data, will provide FastServers.Net with space, power and interconnection services to enable the company to provide its full range of services Ã¢â‚¬â€œ from single server to cluster based solutions.
Aaron Phillips, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FastServers.Net remarked, ”Switch and DataÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Chicago data center provides FastServers.Net with the opportunity to expand immediately in this market. Their colocation services and access to other bandwidth providers in one facility made this an easy choice for us.”
It is anticpated that with a diversity of carriers available in its data centers, Switch and Data offers a marketplace for customers to expand and exchange with other networks, thus enabling businesses such as FastServers.Net to extend their own services to more customers.
Switch and Data is a leading provider of Internet exchange and colocation services. Based in Tampa, Florida, Switch and Data operates one of the largest footprints of neutral Internet exchange and colocation facilities in North America with 34 data centers in 23 markets serving more than 830 customers. Switch and DataÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s PAIX is recognized worldwide as the premier name in peering and Internet exchange services and is home to one of the largest commercial exchange points in North America.
FastServers, Inc. is a dedicated server and colocation service managing over 2,500 dedicated servers. The company was founded in 1996 by Ian Andrusyk and Travis Schaffner in Sumner, Iowa. FastServers.Net currently has datacenters in Cedar Falls and Fremont, California. The Midwest Data Center is powered by Internap (www.internap.com) and Hurricane Electric (www.he.net) with direct fiber connections to Equnix in Chicago. FastServers.Net competitors include Rackspace (www.rackspace.com), Interland (www.interland.com), Verio (www.verio.com, EV1Servers (www.ev1servers.net), and The Planet (www.theplanet.net).
To learn more about Switch and Data, please visit: www.switchanddata.com/.
For more information about FastServers, please visit: www.fastservers.net.