(The Hosting News) – Phoenix NAP®, a full service data center and primary network access point (NAP) offering cloud services, dedicated server hosting, colocation, and infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, announced today that the city of its flagship data center, Phoenix, Ariz., has steadily been increasing its presence as a major Internet hub in the greater southwest region of the United States.
“As the fifth largest metro area in the United States, it just makes sense to have a network hub in Phoenix to support all of the businesses and community eyes locally,” said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP. “With a substantial amount of large hosting, network-related, and content delivery companies in the area; along with a high number of private and single tenant data centers, more and more content is being sourced from Phoenix. We believe in the growth of Phoenix as an Internet hub so much that we put it in our name – Phoenix NAP (Network Access Point).”
A supplemental benefit of the growing network is the continued expansion and economic development of the local business community through increases in Internet traffic, establishment of secondary offices, and full relocations of businesses.
“In order to compete and be competitive in a global economy, Phoenix has to be ready to move in this fast-moving, technologically based market,” Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said. “Phoenix NAP is putting our city on the map for connectivity, and it’s exactly the type of business development our city needs to grow into a more innovative and sustainable economy.”
The establishment of a NAP is not about replacing any other existing Internet or network hub, but rather a mechanism designed to facilitate nation- and worldwide connectivity by allowing content and eyeballs to connect without the need to travel long distances. For instance, companies that wish to connect to a network in Los Angeles (a very large Internet hub) from Phoenix typically experience about a 20 millisecond lag in the time it takes data to get there and back. However, by connecting to a network in the Valley, that lag is eliminated. Phoenix NAP continues to add more network carriers to increase the numbers of people experiencing this reduction in time.
There is also a further benefit to the growth for network carriers that are able to exchange traffic free of charge. For example, if carrier 1 has traffic that is destined for a customer on carrier 3, and carrier 3 has traffic destined for carrier 1, rather than each connecting to and paying carrier 2 for Internet traffic, carrier 1 and 3 connect directly and pass off the traffic to each other.
“With such a strong network right in our own city, Phoenix NAP is always working to bring in more carriers to the facility,” added McClarty. “Not only to satisfy our current and future clients but also to further grow and expand connectivity within the Phoenix metro area and solidly establish it as another important Internet hub.”
Phoenix NAP is a PCI DSS Validated Service Provider and a SOC Type 2 audited facility.
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