Scottsdale, Arizona – (The Hosting News) – October 25, 2007 – High-speed Internet, data, video and voice services firm, Qwest Communications International Inc., has signed a new multimillion dollar agreement, with i/o Data Centers, to create a faster, more secure data storage facility.
By working together, Qwest and i/o Data Centers are able to meet the network and data center needs of some of the largest corporations and Web properties in the world. nQwest engineered a custom telecommunications solution for i/o Data Centers’s Scottsdale ONE data center facility, which includes working within the company’s stringent design specifications. i/o Data Centers chose Qwest because it provides an exceptionally robust solution for large bandwidth needs.
Chris Ancell, Vice President of Sales, Qwest Business Markets group remarked, ”This agreement shows how Qwest is willing to go above and beyond for customers such as i/o Data Centers who have mega bandwidth needs. Qwest now provides high-capacity network services for many of the top Fortune 500 companies in the nation. And now, other businesses in Arizona can take advantage of the mega bandwidth available in the i/o Data Center.”
Anthony Wanger, Senior Managing Director at i/o Data Center added, ”We are proud to work with Qwest to offer a direct connection to the Internet for companies who need best-in-class data center space and huge bandwidth. Our Scottsdale ONE data center facility is perfect for enterprises of all sizes but is particularly ideal for companies looking to outsource high-performance application hosting and primary or redundant data center operations, and who need N+1 and 2(N+1) data center service level specifications.”
Qwest has turned the Scottsdale ONE data center into a TeraPoP and Layer 3 site where customers can connect directly to the Internet. This means the center will be able to provide customers with Internet speeds from 1 Gigibit per second (Gbps) to 10 Gbps. i/o Data Centers is utilizing a GigE port from the Qwest 40 Gbps backbone, which is accessible from that location today. Additionally, Qwest and i/o Data Centers have designed this Scottsdale data center site for future scalability of 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps interfaces.
Qwest offers a unique and powerful combination of managed voice and data solutions for businesses, government agencies and consumers locally and throughout the country. Customers coast to coast are turning to Qwest’s industry-leading national fiber optic network and its Spirit of Service for quality products and superior customer experience. Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide leading-edge voice, data and video services.
i/o Data Centers is a completely integrated data center services firm that designs, builds and operates world class raised-floor data centers including data center space, conditioned uninterruptible power, network neutral telecommunications access, and internet bandwidth to global standards with a single point of accountability. i/o Data Centers, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, delivers high performance data center and collocation services to enterprises of all sizes.
Earlier this year, Qwest’s Executive Vice President, Dan Yost, presented a keynote address at the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) Communications Forums, sponsored by the NXTcomm 2007 event in Chicago. he IEC presented its communications forums offering comprehensive educational programs at NXTcomm at Chicago’s McCormick Place, featuring service providers such as AT and T, BT Group, and Verizon. The IEC Communications Forums presented at NXTcomm offered an educational program covering the changing communications environment. Focusing on IP infrastructure, the one-day program will present many applications, including wireless and wireline for service providers and enterprise users.
- Web hosting and outsourcing
- IPTV and ROADM
- Convergence and opening up IP networks to end users
- Optical networks, convergence and security
- ”Connected Space” debate
- IMS – challenges and lessons learned
- WiMAX Mesh and open networks
Qwest CyberCenters were developed for businesses seeking hosting solutions to manage and protect all critical data and systems. Businesses are hoped to maximize efficiencies and realize significant cost savings, by outsourcing hosting and application services. Qwest CyberCenters provide expert support for customers to conduct e-commerce, operate complex web sites, and manage entire IT environments including enterprise applications, databases and data storage.
Qwest offers a spectrum of CyberCentersolutions including colocation, operating systems, application and database monitoring and management, storage management and business protection services. The facilities offer 24-hour-a-day staffing, indoor and outdoor security monitoring and biometric access screening. CyberCenters are equipped to withstand disastrous conditions and protect customer systems and equipment with top-of-the-line fire-detection and fire-suppression systems. In addition, customers receive reliable connectivity to Qwest’s extensive, coast-to-coast network backbone.
Qwest CyberCenter facilities house more than three million feet of data cable and fiber optics, providing the extensive infrastructure features necessary to maintain a customer’s environment. Cooling towers, water pumps and chillers provide enough cooling capacity to air-condition the equivalent of approximately 1,820 private homes. With 19.5 mega-watts of emergency power to ensure network operations, Qwest CyberCenters generate enough power for approximately 5,000 households.
The 14 Qwest CyberCenters are located in 11 metropolitan areas, including Burbank, Calif.; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Minneapolis; Newark, N.J.; Sacramento, Calif.; Seattle; Sterling, Va.; Sunnyvale, Calif.; and Tampa, Fla. Qwest was voted ”Hosting Center of the Year” in an InfoWorld reader’s choice survey and was also ranked number one for providing application services in a recent America’s Network end-user survey. Business customers also ranked Qwest a top data provider in a recent issue of Spokane Business Catalyst magazine resulting in an award in the ”Best Web Hosting Business” category.
For more information about Qwest, please visit: www.qwest.com.