AboveNet, Inc., a premier metro network access provider for businesses, announced today that it has been selected by HostMySite.com, a global Web hosting provider, to provide secure, high-speed, burstable Metro IP connectivity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Using AboveNet’s Metro IP service, HostMySite.com will connect from AboveNet’s IP point-of-presence in Philadelphia to bring bandwidth to its recently opened second datacenter in Newark, Delaware.
AboveNet’s Metro IP service bypasses the private switched network and connects HostMySite.com to its IP backbone using a private, secure fiber optic connection to the AboveNet data center where they will link to AboveNet’s global IP backbone. Since HostMySite.com will have access to the entire fiber in the metro, rather than just a wavelength, the company is able to burst up to a Gigabit of traffic without interruption.
“AboveNet’s Metro IP service is a very flexible service for customers needing a high-capacity connection that can handle the volume of unexpected or peak season events,” said John Jacquay, senior vice president of sales and marketing for AboveNet. “By eliminating the bottleneck of the public switched network, we are able to offer customers unmatched speed, capacity and reliability. We are very pleased to be chosen by HostMySite.com and are confident we will be able to meet both their immediate and future needs.”
“HostMySite is committed to providing high quality, high availability service to our customers so we are very selective of who we use for connectivity. We chose AboveNet as an additional bandwidth provider because of the company’s solid reputation as a top tier provider with a dedicated, customer-focused approach similar to our own” said Lou Honick, CEO of HostMySite.com. “AboveNet’s Metro IP service allows us to bypass the constraints of the traditional network, have a private connection and burst to a Gigabit as necessary, as well as provision additional capacity to keep pace with our rapid growth.”
AboveNet’s Metro IP combines AboveNet’s valuable metropolitan fiber optic network with its top-rated Internet backbone, creating a high-capacity, cost- effective solution, unmatched in the industry. AboveNet’s Metro IP solution is designed to seamlessly absorb usage bursts without latency to give customers the capability to meet high-bandwidth demands for mission critical, content-intensive and streaming media applications